Competition: Ligue 1 Date: Sunday 23rd October 2016 Venue: Parc des Princes Kick-Off: 19:45 BST
PSG are without Javier Pastore and his compatriot Angel Di Maria may also miss out, following a back issue sustained in the midweek victory over FC Basel.
Thiago Motta, who has missed the last two matches, is expected to miss out again and Marco Veratti may join him on the sidelines.
Marseille travel to the capital without injured trio Remy Cabella, Abou Diaby and William Vanqueur.
New boss Rudi Garcia, appointed following the club’s takeover in midweek, may make some changes to Marseille’s regular line-up.
Le Classique commences on Sunday evening in a match where both sides really need a result, having so far fallen short of expectations.
Paris Saint-Germain are yet to find their feet under Unai Emery and need to keep up pace with Ligue 1 leaders OGC Nice. However, their midweek victory over FC Basel was their fourth in a row in all competitions and a strong record against Marseille makes them favourites in this encounter.
Sat tenth in Ligue 1 heading into the weekend, Marseille have actually been in a decent run of form in recent weeks but need to up their game if they’re to seal a European spot at the end of the season. They’ve earned seven points from the last nine available and new boss Rudi Garcia will demand immediate results at the start of his tenure.
Marseille aim to challenge PSG’s dominance in Ligue 1 in the coming years following their takeover but this match likely comes too soon, although an early victory for under Garcia’s tenure would be a major statement of intent.
Areola, Aurier, Silva, Marquinhos, Kurzawa, Verratti, Rabiot, Matuidi, Moura, Cavani, Di Maria
Pele, Sakai, Fanni, Doria, Bedimo, Diarra, Anguissa, Sarr, Thauvin, N’Jie, Gomis
PSG have won their last 11 matches against Marseille in all competitions.
PSG have lost just four of their last 38 Ligue 1 matches, though two defeats have come in their eight games this season.
PSG have kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 7 home matches in the league.
Marseille have failed to win 10 of their last 11 away matches in Ligue 1.