PSG retained their five-point lead at the top of the French Ligue One table thanks to a 2-0 victory over Nantes on Wednesday night.
It was not the usual scintillating display as the Parisians required two second-half goals through Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Jr to secure three points.
At the moment, they are still not operating at full capacity or near to it as several of their key players have just returned from injury.
The likes of Mbappe, Neymar, Cavani, Marco Verratti, Julian Draxler and Thiago Silva have all had spells out this season and it would be fair to take it one game at a time.
Despite the lack of ruthlessness, PSG have kept on grinding out results and are-as expected, setting the pace in Ligue One.
Twelve victories from their first 15 games have seen them gather 36 points, five more than second-placed Marseille who have played a game more than PSG.
The victory over Nantes was their fourth in the last five games with the only exceptional fixture being the 2-2 draw at Real Madrid in the Champions League.
PSG have been brilliant at home this season, winning 9 of their 10 games in all competitions. The only game they failed to win at the Parc de Princes was the 2-0 loss to Reims, the same fixture that saw them concede the only two goals they have let in at the same venue.
However, that has not been the same case away from home as they have lost two of their opening seven Ligue One fixtures on the road.
Ahead of the game away to Montpellier, only Marco Verratti and Ander Herrera are assured absentees as Presnel Kimpembe returns from suspension.
For Montpellier, they are currently on a seven-match unbeaten run that has seen them win three and draw four of their fixtures in that period.
As PSG was beating Nantes, Montpellier were drawing 2- at Dijon, a match that saw them surrender a 2-1 lead.
Their exploits this season are only good enough for 6th spot with 24 points, just two below the third and final Champions League spot.
For the game at home to PSG, they are expected to be without the French trio of Kylian Kaiboue, Jordan Ferri and Nicholas Cozza who are all injured.
It will be a tough ask for Montpellier to pull off a shock but it is not impossible as PSG are yet to step into full gear.
Last season, Montpellier stunned PSG at the Stade de la Mosson as they came from 2-1 down to win 3-2.The victory was Montpellier’s first over PSG in five matches. This fixture has not produced an away victory in the last seven matches with the home team winning six games.
On Sunday night, there will be second vs third as Marseille welcomes Bordeaux at the Velodrome.
Marseille are the most in-form side in the division having won all their past five games, scoring twice in each.
The 2-0 win at Angers on Tuesday meant that Andre Villas-Boaz’s side has scored 10 goals and conceded just three in that period, a testament to how good they have been lately.
Dimitri Payet is back to his best and pulling the strings and the likes of Morgan Sanson and Radonjic are also helping out.
Without any injuries aside from long-term absentee-Florian Thauvin, bothering them, Marseille can absolutely beat anyone in the division and Bordeaux need to be worried.
However, Bordeaux who will be without the suspended Younousse Sankhare have also been in good form lately as they have not lost in five (W3 D2).
Their last game saw Bordeaux register their biggest victory so far this season as they thrashed Nimes 6-0 on Tuesday.
This fixture is not for the visitors as it has not produced an away victory in close to 10 years.
Last season, both sides won their home fixture with the reverse game ending 2-1 in Marseille’s favour.
The French Ligue One match-day 17 will start on Friday with Lille hosting Brest while Lyon who lost 1-0 at home to Lille on Tuesday will be away to Nimes.
All the French Ligue One match-day 17 fixtures
-Lille vs Brest @9pm
-Nimes vs Lyon @10:45pm
-Montpellier vs PSG @7pm
-Nice vs Metz @10pm
-Rennes vs Angers @10pm
-Strasbourg vs Toulouse @10pm
-Monaco vs Amiens @10pm
-Reims vs Saint Etienne @5pm
-Nantes vs Dijon @7pm
-Marseille vs Bordeaux @11pm