Competition: Ligue 1 Date: Sunday 31st January 2016 Venue: Stade Geoffrey-Guichard Kick-Off: 20:00 GMT
PSG’s Gregory Van Der Wiel is out for a “number of weeks” after undergoing appendix surgery. PSG could be without Thiago Silva (knee), Marco Verratti (hip), Javier Pastore (calf), Marquinhos and Salvatore Sirigu (both groin) who haven’t featured in their last few games.
Saint Etienne could be without up to nine players for Sunday’s games. Among those on the injury list are Robert Beric, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, François Clerc, Romain Hamouma, Loïc Perrin and Pierre-Yves Polomat. There could be a new arrival to boost the squad in Ole Kristian Selnaes but it’s unlikely he will feature.
PSG are aiming to equal a Ligue 1 record as they travel to Saint Etienne on Sunday night. The league leaders are unbeaten in their last 31 Ligue 1 games and if they avoid defeat to Saint Etienne, they will equal Nantes’s record of 32 unbeaten games.
Meanwhile, Saint Etienne come into this game having only won five of their last 15 league games, losing eight of those.
But despite that, they sit sixth in the table and are three points behind Nice in the third Champions League spot. But this is by far an easy game and they need to raise their game if they are going to cause an upset.
Ruffier; Catherine, Sall, Pogba, Tabanou; Lemoine, Pajot; Monnet-Paquet, Eysseric, Bahebeck; Soderlund
Trapp; Aurier, Marquinhos, Silva, Maxwell; Motta, Matuidi, Rabiot; Di Maria, Moura, Ibrahimovic
If PSG avoid defeat they will equal Nantes’s record for the longest unbeaten run in Ligue 1.
Both of these sides have met twice this season, with PSG coming out on top on both occasions.
Angel Di Maria has scored eight league goals this season, his highest tally ever in a single season since he arrived in Europe in 2007-08.