Paris: Defending champions Paris St-Germain travel south to play promoted Nimes on Saturday, 25 years after they last met in Ligue 1.

PSG are likely to be tested both by an ambitious Nimes, who have won two of their opening three matches, and by a hostile crowd. PSG sometimes struggle when playing away at teams in the south, such as Nice and Montpellier, because fans there traditionally reserve a vitriolic welcome for PSG’s players.

PSG are level on nine points and goal difference with Dijon, a small club in eastern France only formed 20 years ago. Dijon will look to continue their remarkable start with a home win against lowly Caen on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Monaco host Marseille on Sunday night in an important match for both teams — who have picked up just four points each so far. They met in the fourth round of matches last season, too, with Monaco crushing Marseille 6-1 at home.