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Weekend preview

Weekend preview
By Reuters

26/10/2007 at 13:07Updated

Looking for his first home win of the season, Paris St Germain coach Paul Le Guen is banking on youth in a bid to upset Ligue 1 leaders Lyon at the Parc des Princes.

Le Guen fielded an inexperienced team in last weekend's 0-0 draw at Valenciennes, giving the captain's armband to 17-year-old defender Mamadou Sakho.

He is expected to try the same tactic against Lyon and defender Bernard Mendy believes it could work.

"Paul knows what he's doing," Mendy said. "This match could be the turning point we're waiting for."

Monaco are looking to halt a run of five straight losses, something that has not happened to the side in over 40 years.

"I've never found myself in such a complicated situation in my entire career," said Monaco's Brazilian coach Ricardo, whose team welcome promoted Caen on Saturday.

Monaco executive director Marc Keller said the team from the principality had fallen victim to poor refereeing decisions.

"We know we're not good enough but the officiating has been going against us and that's hard to swallow," Keller told L'Equipe.

Bottom-side Metz are hoping their fans will behave when they entertain second-placed Nancy in an eastern derby on Saturday.

During their last home match, a 2-1 defeat to another eastern club, Strasbourg, a handful of Metz fans fought with the visiting supporters.

Nancy's Brazilian forward Kim has resumed training after nursing a thigh muscle strain and should play.

Marseille, who were held to a 1-1 home draw by Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday, should welcome back Samir Nasri when they visit Sochaux on Saturday.

The young France playmaker had been sidelined for three weeks with meningitis.

Struggling Lens welcome back midfielders Julien Sable and Eric Carriere for Sunday's home match against third-placed Stade Rennes after they recovered from injury.

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