This Sunday is the day of derbies. After Spanish El Clasico, we also got to enjoy the French Le Classique. Olimpique Marseille welcome PSG at the Velodrome, where there’s always a lot of noise coming from the stands when this team plays against their rivals from the capital of France. Sure, PSG are the favorites here, judging by the value of players in their squad. The odds for over 2.5 goals and over 3.5 goals betting tips are pretty good, according to Novibet Sports, so this could be a good chance to make some profit. L’OM will be ready to cause an upset. Will they manage it? Find out in this Marseille vs PSG match preview, at the end of which you’ll find a couple of betting tips.
Marseille are currently the second-best team in terms of goals scored. You’ve probably guessed it right – PSG are number one. But, Marseille definitely have the attacking power to score against PSG and perhaps even outscore them. With 22 goals scored in 10 Ligue 1 games, they surely look capable of such a feat.
Another reason why I think Marseille’s chances are not as bad as they may seem at the first glance is that this game is played at the Velodrome. And the 67k-seater is the place where L’OM have always been dangerous. This season, they’re still without a home defeat, with 5 wins and a draw. And they’ve scored 15 games in only 5 home matches this season.
Unfortunately for their fans, Marseille’s home stats against PSG are not that impressive. In fact, it’s just the opposite. They lost 5 out of 6 games against PSG played at the Velodrome. And the last time they beat PSG was back in 2011.
And there’s another big thing that’s worrying them ahead of this game. Their most prolific scorer and arguably their best player, Florian Thauvin, is carrying an injury. He might not be completely fit for this game, so Marseille manager Rudi Garcia will probably keep him on the bench unless he’s needed later on.
On Wednesday, Napoli put an end to PSG’s winning streak of six victories in a row. But, despite playing draw in that match, PSG actually were the happier side when the ref blew the final whistle. It’s because Di Maria scored the equalizer in 3rd minute of the extra time.
But, because they failed to win this game, PSG are on the 3rd spot in their Champions League group, which probably worries the owners a lot. They invested so much money in this club in order to win the Champions League. And winning Ligue 1 goes without question.
It seems that they got nothing to worry that the Ligue 1 trophy will stay in their possession. PSG have won every single league match this season, so they have a total of 30 points after 10 rounds. That’s 8 points more than the second-placed Lille and 11 more than their next opponent Marseille.
- Rolando (injury)
- Clinton N’Jie (injury)
- Florian Thauvin (doubtful)
- Dani Alves (injury)
- Layvin Kurzawa (injury)
Mandanda – Rami, Caleta-Car, Kamara, Amavi – Sanson, Strootman, Gustavo – Payet, Ocampos, Germain
Areola – Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Meunier, Kehrer – Verratti, Rabiot, Di Maria – Mbappe, Neymar, Cavani
Marseille vs PSG Match Prediction
PSG are obviously the favorites here, but I think Marseille will not give up without a big fight. In fact, I think they will attack with all they got, knowing that PSG have allowed in all but one away game this season. But, at the same time, I doubt Marseille will be able to outscore them. After all, PSG have the most expensive attack in the world.
Marseille vs PSG Betting Tips
- BTS @1.53 (bet365)
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.41 (Unibet)