Paris Saint-Germain v Bordeaux: Match Preview, Team News, Predicted XI | Ligue1 2018-19
Paris Saint-Germain are set to host Bordeaux at the Parc des Prince ahead of their crucial round-of-16 encounter against Manchester United in midweek.
Thomas Tuchel and his men suffered their first league defeat of this season last weekend at the Groupama Stadium against Lyon. The Parisians have almost secured the Ligue 1 title with a 10-point lead over Lille with two games in hand but will be looking to get a win over their visitors as they look to gather a winning momentum ahead of their crucial Champions League fixture.
Bordeaux make the trip to the French capital with just 10 points separating them from the relegation zone, with eight defeats already. They currently have half the number of points as their opponents PSG. Should they come out victorious, it would be a second defeat in a row to the Parisians for the first time since 2011.
The first encounter between the sides ended in a 2-2 draw away at Matmut Atlantique stadium.
Without further delay, let's bring you the team news and predicted XI.
Thomas Tuchel is likely to make big changes to his side ahead of their crucial tie against Manchester United in the midweek.
Neymar and Marco Veratti still remain in the sidelines with injury while Leonardo Paredes is likely to be rested for the high-voltage midweek game against in-form Manchester United.
Bordeaux will be without Samuel Kalu and Yann Karamohm with the duo missing out due to suspension, which means Jimmy Briand is likely to lead the line for Les Girondins.
Paris Saint Germain(4-3-3): Buffon; Meunier, Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat; Alves, Marquinhos, Draxler; Mbappe, Cavani, Di Maria
Bordeaux(4-2-3-1): Costil; Palencia, Kounde, Pablo, Sabaly; Tchouameni, Otavio; Sankhare Preville, Briand; Kamano