Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain look to go six points clear at Dijon after Monaco's loss to Lyon
Paris Saint-Germain pay a visit to lowly Dijon on Saturday with key forwards Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani boosted after helping their countries qualify for the World Cup in midweek.
Paris: Paris Saint-Germain pay a visit to lowly Dijon on Saturday with key forwards Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani boosted after helping their countries qualify for the World Cup in midweek.
World-record signing Neymar failed to score in Brazil's final two World Cup qualifiers, so he will be desperate to terrorise a Dijon defence which has already shipped 17 goals in Ligue 1 this term.
Mbappe came off the bench as France confirmed their place in Russia with a 2-1 win over Belarus, while Cavani scored as Uruguay sealed second in South American qualifying, behind Brazil, by beating Bolivia 4-2.
Unai Emery's side may have half an eye on Wednesday's Champions League game against Anderlecht in Brussels but should have more than enough to continue their unbeaten start to the season in all competitions.
The defeat of second-placed Monaco at the hands of Lyon offers Paris Saint-Germain the chance to climb six points clear on Saturday.
The Paris-based club are brimming with confidence after a stunning start to the campaign, which they continued by thrashing Bordeaux 6-2 a fortnight ago.
But centre-back Thiago Silva is likely to miss the matches at Dijon and Anderlecht after suffering a thigh muscle injury while on Brazil duty.
Under-fire Lille coach Marcelo Bielsa sees his team host Troyes as they continue their search for a first win since the opening weekend after their last match at Amiens was abandoned when a stadium barrier collapsed, injuring 29 people.
On Sunday, Claudio Ranieri's Nantes defend a seven-game unbeaten run at Bordeaux, while third-placed Marseille bid for a fourth straight win against newly-promoted Strasbourg.
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