Runaway league leaders Paris Saint-Germain welcome ninth-placed Dijon to the Parc des Princes for this 21st round of Ligue 1.
Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:
PSG have learnt from the mistakes of last season it seems after losing the league title to Monaco – PSG now top the table with an 11 point gap between them. PSG will look to further broaden their gap at the top, with evenly matched Monaco and Lyon in second and third.
Dijon are enjoying somewhat of a positive season, sitting comfortably in the top-half of the table after scraping survival last term. These successes have mainly come at home though as they are the second worst form side for away games this term. Having won just one of nine games on the road (W1, D2, L6), they face a mammoth task here in toppling PSG in the capital.
October saw the first league meeting of the season between these two, a hard-fought game which saw Dijon providing the title chasers with a much tougher test than they had anticipated. Olivier Dall’Oglio’s men equalised in the 87th minute, only to fall to a 2-1 loss with the last action of the game by defender Thomas Meunier.
Dall’Oglio has been busy in the window trying to keep his back line fresh and they’ve brought in a loan signing so far during the January transfer window. Defender Adam Lang has made the move from Nancy, whilst Monaco youth product Dylan Bahamboula has gone the other way to Ajaccio as he cannot currently break into the first team.
Players to watch: Neymar is a big doubt for this game, yet that does not mean PSG are without a constant threat at goal, as Edinson Cavani is currently the league’s top scorer with 19 goals and has been involved in the most goals with three assists to his name – he has two goals in his last three appearances.
Dijon have shared the spoils amongst their players this term, three all have five goals and two assists – Kwon Chang-Hoon, Wesley Said, and Julio Tavares. The latter of the three (Tavares) has scored in his last two appearances.
Stat attack: PSG are unbeaten in their last 33 home league games, winning their last ten by a 2+ goal margin (L1). PSG have won their last five vs Dijon in all competitions, the last four such occasions have produced over 2.5 goals in total. Dijon have lost their last four away games, and have conceded 3+ goals in their last three on the road (L1).
PSG: H. Ben Arfa (illness), T. Motta (doubtful)
Dijon: P. Djilobodji (suspension), R. Amalfitano (doubtful), W. Lautoa (doubtful), Xeka (doubtful).