High-flying Paris Saint-Germain will look to keep their place at the top of the table when they welcome Monaco to Parc des Princes this Sunday.
Venue: Parc des Princes (Paris)
Paris Saint-Germain have now scored 17 goals across their opening three Ligue 1 fixtures (W3) – the second-highest total at this stage in the competition’s history.
The hosts are unbeaten in their last 11 league matches.
PSG have scored 2+ goals in eight of their past ten home league matches.
They are unbeaten in their last 23 league games at home (W20, D3).
Monaco have won just one of their last five competitive games (D2, L2).
The visitors are unbeaten in their last six away league games (W5, D1).
They have scored 2+ goals in each of their last six away league games.
Head to head
Monaco have won three of the last four Ligue 1 head-to-head meetings and boast more Ligue 1 wins against PSG than any other side (44).
Latest performances in all competition
Paris Saint-Germain continued their impressive start to the season with another huge win in Ligue 1 last weekend.
The Ligue 1 title holders hit title hopefuls for seven last weekend, with Kylian Mbappe scoring in the first minute of the game on his way to a hat-trick.
The 7-1 win over Lille means that PSG have scored a remarkable 17 goals in three Ligue 1 games this season. Add the four goals they got in the French Super cup win over Nantes, and that makes it a whopping 21 goals in just four games.
The way things stand, the Parisians are looking increasingly likely to go unchallenged as they attempt to win their ninth league title in eleven seasons.
They come into this tie unbeaten in their last 24 home games, winning 20 of those games. And so it will take a real juggernaut to stop this side.
But if any team can attempt to do so, it is Monaco. The Parc des Princes’ side have struggled against the Principality team more than they have against other teams.
But given that they have scored at least four goals in all five of their last league games, they will be confident of despatching Monaco in this game.
Possible PSG starting line-up
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Sergio Ramos, Presnl Kimpembe, Marquinhos; Achraf Hakimi, Renato Sanches, Marco Verratti, Nuno Mendes; Lionel Messi; Kylian Mbappe, Neymar.
Injured: Colin Dagba, Julian Draxler, Keylor Navas
While their rivals are flying high, Monaco are struggling badly this season.
The visitors conceded four at home last weekend in a 4-1 loss to Lens, leaving them without a win in their last three games.
The only win that they have enjoyed this season came in a 2-1 win against Strasbourg away from home which extended their unbeaten run away from home in the league to six games.
Other than that, Philippe Clement’s side have been woeful this season having lost two of the five competitive games they have played this season, including a 4-3 aggregate loss to PSV which sent them packing from the Champions League.
With the pressure beginning to mount, Clement will be desperate for his side to get a response in this game against the league leaders. And given that his side have historically enjoyed a fair amount of success against the side from the French capital he will fancy their chances here.
The visitors Monaco have won three of the last four Ligue 1 head-to-head meetings between both teams and actually boast more Ligue 1 wins against PSG than any other side (44).
Possible Monaco starting line-up
Alex Nubel; Ruben Aguilar, Axel Disasi, Benoit Badiashile, Caio Henrique; Krepin Diatta, Mohamed Camara, Youssouf Fofana, Takumi Minamino; Breel Embolo, Wissam Ben Yedder.
Injured: Yilan Okou, Willem Geubbels, Myron Boadu
PSG 4-1 Monaco