Having finally recorded the first win of the season, Paris Saint-Germain hope to build on the 2-1 victory over Lille and close the gap behind leaders Marseille.
That won’t be an easy job given that Toulouse arrive at Parc des Princes in confident mood after taking 8 points from first 4 fixtures.
The heavy summer recruitment has yet to produce results for the Saints, who have been pretty disappointing in the early exchanges.
Home draw against Lorient as well as goalless stalemates with Ajaccio and Bordeaux created an extra pressure on the expensively assembled squad, so not too many people were prepared to back PSG in the away game against Lille.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side, nonetheless, produced a very good showing to win the game at Grand Stade Lille Metropole, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic scoring both goals for his team.
Ezequiel Lavezzi is set to return after missing the Lille clash, while Momo Sissoko is back in contention after recovering from injury.
Thiago Silva is likely to miss out as he is still not 100% fit, but Christophe Jallet and Mamadou Sakho should start despite carrying minor knocks.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Sirigu – Jallet, Alex, Sakho, Maxwell – Motta, Verratti – Menez, Pastore, Lavezzi – Ibrahimovic.
Toulouse narrowly missed out on European qualification last term, but the team look ready to mount another serious challenge for Europa League places.
Le Tefece have seen Paulo Machado, Antoine Devaux and Umut Bulut leave the club, while signing Jonathan Zebina and Yannick Djalo, among others.
Alain Casanova’s side started the season in excellent manner given that the away draw with Montpellier was followed by back to back wins over Saint Etienne and Nancy, although the 1-1 draw at home against Reims was somewhat disappointing.
Nevertheless, TFC are still unbeaten this season and have 8 points from 4 league games, which can give them confidence before the clash with star-studded PSG.
Once again, boss Alain Casanova will have full squad to choose from, including Etienne Capoue, who scored the opening goal for France in the 3-1 victory over Belarus.
Probable starting line-up (4-1-4-1): Ahamada – Aurier, Zebina, Abdennour, M’Bengue – Capoue – Regattin, Didot, Sissoko, Tabanou – Ben Yedder.