PSG - Toulouse - Saturday 16.00 GMT
Four days after their draw against Chelsea in the Champions League last 16 first leg, PSG are back at the Parc des Princes to face Toulouse in the league on Saturday afternoon.
Toulouse are not as prestigious opponent as Chelsea but this match is as important almost for Paris. After missing out twice on the opportunity of taking the lead in the table (draws at Lyon and against Caen), the champions have another chance to get top the top of the table as Lyon and Marseille only play on Sunday. This time, they can't miss it.
The players were disappointed by the result against Chelsea but they deserved to win the game. It was PSG's best performance of the season so far and the content of their display is very encouraging. They are a lot of positives from the clash with the Blues and the confidence is back in the squad. They might not have the same attitude against Toulouse than in midweek but the Parisians will surely be more committed in Saturday than often this season in the league. Motta, Cabaye, Lucas and Aurier are still out but Pastore should start. Ibra and Cavani played well against Chelsea and they will make the Toulouse defence suffer.
Talking about the Toulouse defence, it is the third worst in the league right now with 37 goals conceded already so far this season. With all those goals conceded, it is difficult for the team to get good results. They are struggling at the moment despite their win last weekend. they are only 17th in the table and in a proper fight against relegation. Their main striker Wissam Ben Yedder can't score anymore and has lost all his confidence. Their trip to the Parc des Princes will be difficult and I think they could lose heavily.
The odds are in favour of PSG with a home win at 1.26, the draw is at 5.60 and an away win for Toulouse is at 11.00. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is favourite to score first at 3.10. My best tip is PSG to win both halves at 2.75.
Score prediction: PSG 3 Toulouse 0 at 8.00