Mar 17, 2013 at 8pm UK at ​Stade Geoffroy-Guichard
St EtienneSaint-Etienne
2-2
PSGParis Saint-Germain
Clerc (72'), Alex (37' og.)
Ruffier (17'), Sall (17'), Hamouma (80'), Brandao (90')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Pastore (9'), Ibrahimovic (19' pen.)
Alex (55'), Matuidi (90')

Preview: Saint-Etienne vs. Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain players celebrate on November 21, 2012
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Sports Mole looks ahead to this Sunday's Ligue 1 encounter between Saint-Etienne and Paris Saint-Germain.

Nine points separate Saint-Etienne and Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1, but that gap could close if Les Verts can upset the table-toppers on home turf.

Saint-Etienne are in good form heading into the league clash due to their unbeaten run in their last five outings, two victories coming at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.

In contrast, PSG suffered a blow earlier this month when they failed to break the deadlock in a 1-0 defeat to Reims, but have since got back on track with a 2-1 win over Nancy.

David Beckham is likely to start on the bench for PSG, who will face Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic should lead the line.

Meanwhile, Saint-Etienne are likely to slot Loic Perrin and Mathieu Bodmer in midfield for Sunday's meeting.

Recent form

Saint-Etienne: DWWWD

Paris Saint-Germain: WDLWW

Possible starting lineups

Saint-Eienne: Ruffier; Bayal, Clerc, Lemoine, Guilavogui; Brison, Perrin, Bodmer; Aubameyang, Gradel, Mollo

Paris Saint-Germain: Sirigu; Silva, Sakho, Maxwell, Van der Wiel; Matuidi, Verratti, Pastore, Lucas; Ibrahimovic, Lavezzi

Sports Mole says: 1-2

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