Paris Saint-Germain will target qualification and top spot in Group C with a point at home over Olympiakos in their Champions League match on Wednesday night.
PSG's previously 100 percent record was brought to an end by bottom side Anderlecht on the last matchday, leaving the French champions with a little more work to do to secure top spot in the group.
Laurent Blanc's men currently lead Group C with 10 points from four games, while their opponents on Wednesday -- Olympiakos are second, three points behind. Benfica, who take on Anderlecht in the other Group C game, are third with four points while the Belgian side's solitary point in this season's Champions League campaign came courtesy that 1-1 draw against PSG.
Both PSG and Olympiakos can qualify for the knockout rounds if results from the other game go their way, with Benfica really needing a win over Anderlecht and vice versa to keep any realistic hopes alive.
Blanc, who was far from happy with his side's performance in the previous game, will want a similar result to the reverse tie against Olympiakos where PSG eased to a 4-1 victory.
"I don't know if Olympiakos will play like they did in their home match against us, with a high defensive line and a lot of pressure on our midfielders -- I doubt it," Blanc said. "That caused us some problems, but whether they do or they don't, we still have to be better in technical terms. We have to expect teams to use those tactics, but it could be to our advantage as playing that way leaves some space at the back.
"We need to stop conceding so many goals. We always score some -- well, almost always -- but we need to be more solid in defence. We know what we have to do. We have been on a good run so far, but we haven't earned our qualification yet. I said that before the match against Anderlecht, and people made fun of me saying I was always nervous, but the result unfortunately proved me right."
Olympiakos manager Michel is looking forward to the "hardest game of the year" knowing a win will secure them qualification.
"Like PSG, we play well when we're on the ball, as we showed during the match at home. We had most of the possession in the first half and we dominated, then Paris got most of the ball and that's when they turned the game around," Michel said. "All the great teams like to have the ball, us included, so it'll be one of the decisive factors.
"Tomorrow's [Wednesday's] match will the hardest game of the year -- given the quality of our opponents, it'll be hard to win. But on the other hand, it's potentially a decisive match, because we would qualify should we win it. So you'll understand how important it is for us, and how motivated we are to get a good result."
Team news: PSG striker Edinson Cavani was rested in the 3-0 win over Reims at the weekend, but the Uruguayan will be available against Olympiakos.
Dimitris Siovas is expected to be fit for the crunch game for Olympiakos, while Konstantinos Mitroglou, Giannis Maniatis and Holebas, who were rested at the weekend, could all return.
Key men: PSG: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored in the Ligue 1 win, and will want to put the disappointment of missing out on the 2014 World Cup further behind him with a typically classy performance against the Greek side.
Olympiakos: Mitroglou has been in stunning form this season, and he will be the go-to man for goals.
Where to Watch Live
The game is scheduled for a 1.15 am IST start on Thursday morning with no live coverage in India. You can catch the action live online by clicking the link HERE. To live stream the action in North Africa and the Middle East, click HERE. To watch the match in the U.S. via Fox Sports click HERE. To catch all the action via live streaming in the U.K., click HERE.
Expected lineups: PSG: Sirigu, Jallet, Alex, Thiago Silva, Digne, Matuidi, Thiago Motta, Verratti, Cavani, Ibrahimovic, Lavezzi.
Olympiakos: Roberto, Maniatis, Holebas, Manolas, Leandro Salino; Bong, Samaris, Siovas, N'Dinga, Dominguez, Mitroglou.
Prediction: 3-1 to PSG