PSG, experts in Angers management?

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Paris Saint-Germain will expect to continue their march towards reclaiming the Ligue 1 Conforama title when they host Angers SCO in Wednesday's rescheduled Week 31 encounter.

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PSG will extend their advantage over reigning champions AS Monaco at the top of the table to a gaping 17 points if they score a 16th successive home win against their struggling visitors in a match that has been brought forward as a result of the hosts' Coupe de la Ligue and Coupe de France commitments.

"We want the three points to take another step closer to the title and we want to entertain our fans," explained coach Unai Emery, who saw his squad bounce back from their UEFA Champions League exit to Real Madrid with a thumping 5-0 defeat of bottom side FC Metz last Saturday.

"I am very happy with the performance against Metz. It was a good reaction. We have very clear objectives between now and the end of the season, in the league and the two Cup competitions. The Champions League elimination was a disappointment, but we still have a lot to play for this season. Against Angers we have to prove again that the squad is focused on its goals."

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Emery will be without the suspended Lassana Diarra, and has doubts over Thomas Meunier, Marquinhos and Javier Pastore as he seeks to see off an Angers side that has picked up seven points from its last three league outings.

That form has helped Stéphane Moulin's men inch four points clear of the bottom three, and while the Angers boss would gladly welcome a positive result at the Parc des Princes, he is under no illusions that Saturday's home game with SM Caen, two places better off than his side in 12th, is more significant.

"We're going to isolate this game in the way we're preparing, because the most important game is that against Caen," explained Moulin, who could leave leading scorer Karl Toko Ekambi on the bench at kick-off in the capital in a bid to keep him fresh for the weekend. "We won't wait for Thursday to turn our attention to Caen."

Probable teams

PSG: Trapp; Meunier, Thiago Silva (c), Kimpembe, Kurzawa; Verratti, Thiago Motta, Rabiot; Di Maria, Cavani, Draxler

Angers: Butelle; Manceau, Pavlovic, Thomas, Bamba; Santamaria; Sunu, Coulibaly, Mangani (c), Tait; Guillaume

>> PRE-MATCH STATS: PSG vs. Angers

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