Preview: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Brest 

Preview: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Brest 

Reigning Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain will be looking to maintain their position at the top of the table when they welcome Brest to Parc des Princes on Saturday.

While the hosts have not lost in the top flight since March, the visitors are hoping to avoid a fourth defeat this season

After a near perfect start to the defence of their Ligue 1 title, Paris Saint-Germain continued their strong run of form with a 2-1 victory over Juventus in their opening Champions League group game on Tuesday.

Kylian Mbappe followed up his brace in the 3-0 league win at Nantes last weekend with two more goals to help the Parisian giants edge past Juve – arguably their toughest opponents in Group H – at the Parc des Princes.

Christophe Galtier will be pleased with how his side have quickly adjusted to his 3-5-2 setup since replacing Mauricio Pochettino over the summer. The former Lille and Nice boss has seen his new team win seven and draw one of their first eight competitive matches this term, scoring 30 goals and conceding only five.

PSG, who sit joint-top of the Ligue 1 table with Marseille, will be confident of extending their 15-game unbeaten run in the top flight against an out-of-sorts Brest outfit.

The Parisians have won each of their last 11 meetings against Brest, a run dating back to September 2011, and should have few problems in claiming maximum points once again this weekend.

Brest came into the new campaign on a high after finishing in 11th place last season, their highest Ligue 1 finish for over 30 years.

However, the Pirates have struggled to hit the ground running this term, as they have won only one, drawn two and lost three of their opening six league games.

After suffering a heavy 7-1 defeat against Montpellier and losing 3-1 to Rennes, Michel Der Zakarian will have at least been pleased to have seen his side stop the rot with a 1-1 draw at home to Strasbourg last weekend, albeit playing with an extra man for almost an hour of the contest.

Pierre Lees-Melou’s opening strike for the hosts in the sixth minute was cancelled out by a penalty converted by Ludovic Ajorque just before the hour mark, and although Sanjin Prcic was dismissed just three minutes after the equaliser, the visitors held on to claim a point.

Brest’s only victory so far this season came away from home against Angers – a 3-1 win on August 21 – but their chances of success on the road this weekend are slim, as they come up against a rampant PSG side who have scored at least two goals in each of their last nine meetings against the Pirates.

Paris Saint-Germain Ligue 1 form:
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Paris Saint-Germain form (all competitions):
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Brest Ligue 1 form:
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We say: Paris Saint-Germain 4-0 Brest
It is difficult to see anything other than a comfortable victory for PSG this weekend, who are flying high in all competitions and have an impressive record against Brest.

The visitors will attempt to frustrate the hosts in Paris, but we can see Galtier’s men having plenty of joy in the final third on this occasion.

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