PSG will host Nantes at Parc des Princes on Matchday 26 of the 2022-2023 Ligue 1.
After asserting more dominance in the Ligue 1 title race with the recent win over Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain now need to ensure they avoid an unnecessary slip-up at home against Nantes on Saturday.
The game comes just before the return leg in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 against Bayern Munich, where PSG are 1-0 down and head to Bavaria needing to win. That is where their priorities lie and Nantes, who are in the bottom half of the table, may wonder whether there is some joy to be had here.
PSG team news
Christophe Galtier has got a major selection headache for the rest of the season because Presnel Kimpembe is out with an Achilles rupture. That means the back three that Galtier likes to use is now in disarray.
He will only be able to stick with it if Danilo Pereira or Nordi Mukiele can impress in a role they are not perfectly suited to. Marco Verratti is suspended so he will likely need Danilo in midfield against Nantes. Neymar and Renato Sanches are out.
PSG predicted lineup (3-5-2):
Donnarumma; Mukiele, Marquinhos, Ramos; Zaire Emery, Vitinha, Pereira, Ruiz, Mendes; Messi, Mbappe.
Nantes team news
Nantes will be without centre-back Nicolas Pallois while Quentin Merlin and Charles Traore could also be out. That means 19-year-old Jaouen Hadjam could get another run out in defence.
In the recent Coupe de France match, trio Ludovic Blas, Mostafa Mohamed and Marcus Coco all returned to the bench after injury concerns and are contenders to start this one against PSG.
Nantes predicted lineup (4-2-3-1):
Lafont; Centonze, Castelletto, Girotto, Hadjam; Sissoko, Moutoussamy; Blas, Mollet, Ganago; Delort.