Paris Saint-Germain travel south to face Montpellier in their penultimate Ligue 1 match of the season.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men sealed the title a while ago, but are in danger of giving their fans a very frustrating conclusion to a generally underwhelming campaign.
The Parisians had shown some consistency in April, winning four in succession, although have found it difficult to continue that run in recent weeks, heading into the weekend off the back of three consecutive draws and most recently throwing away a 2-0 lead to tie 2-2 with Troyes at the Parc des Princes.
To earn a first victory in nearly a month, PSG must beat a Montpellier side with nothing to play for in the season’s latter stages. Well clear of the relegation scrap and miles away from any top-half battle, Olivier Dall’Oglio’s men are winless in seven Ligue 1 outings, losing five in that time.
Here’s 90min’s preview of this one.
When is kick off? Saturday 14 May, 20:00 (GMT)
Where is it being played? Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
What TV channel is it on? BT Sport Extra (UK), beIN Sports (US)
Highlights? BT Sport YouTube channel
Who’s the referee? Jeremy Stinat
Who’s the VAR? Hakim Ben El Hadj
Left-back Ambrose Oyongo is in contention for a return to the side after missing out on La Paillade’s defeat to Clermont last time out, although Dall’oglio will remain without Teji Savanier, Jonas Omlin, Remy Cabella and Elye Wahi due to injury.
Mamadou Sakho is also a doubt to face his former club due to pain in his back, but the hosts might be able to welcome Jordan Ferri back after the midfielder returned to training this week.
Pochettino’s side has been dealt a blow due to a lack of discipline, with both Presnel Kimpembe and Neymar having to sit this one out due to suspensions.
Elsewhere, Leandro Paredes and Julian Draxler will continue their stints in the treatment room, although Mauro Icardi, Colin Dagba and Abdou Diallo are all expected to overcome their respective knocks to put themselves in with a shot of featuring this weekend.
Ironically, it seems as though the French champions can’t even buy a win at the moment but with the quality that runs throughout their squad, a win will come sooner or later.
Three draws (in which PSG dropped two points from winning positions each time) in succession is as good a summarisation as any for a season that promised so much but delivered so little when taking into account their ambition.
Against a Montpellier side that finds itself in such dreadful form, though, you’d hope that this weekend brings an end to their current winless run – hope, being the key word.
Prediction: Montpellier 0-3 PSG