The big game in France’s Ligue 1 takes place on Sunday evening, as the top two collide in Marseille. The hosts will be looking to cut the PSG advantage to two points, while PSG will be bidding to strengthen their hold on top spot to eight.
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Marseille will host PSG in the featured game in Ligue 1 this weekend, as the team currently sat second will be looking to chip away at the lead that the Parisians have built up. Marseille comes into this fixture having won each of their previous two matches, while they have also claimed victories in three of their last four. Only PSG has claimed more wins in Ligue 1 this term than Marseille, but the hosts do boast the third-best defensive record in the French top flight.
Marseille was excellent in their previous game in the league, as they battled to take a 3-2 win against Toulouse. The winning goal in that fixture was scored with just 12 minutes remaining by Nuno Tavares, while Chancel Mbemba and Cengiz Under also found the net.
The pressure is beginning to mount on Christophe Galtier, despite the club sitting top of the standings. Performances under the Frenchman have been weak in recent weeks, as they have been knocked out of the French Cup by Marseille, and they were also beaten by Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League showdown.
It hasn’t been plain sailing in the league either, as PSG has picked up just one win from their last two. They responded to their 3-1 loss at the hands of Monaco with a scrappy, and somewhat fortunate, success against Lille last weekend. Lionel Messi scored the dramatic winner to seal a 4-3 win.
Marseille vs PSG Head to Head
Marseille landed a French Cup victory over PSG earlier this year, and they will be looking to win back-to-back games against the Parisians for the first time since 2011-12. This exact fixture last season ended in a 0-0 draw, while the previous two Ligue 1 clashes have ended in wins for PSG.
Marseille vs PSG Prediction
Something isn’t right at PSG at present, and there is a growing sense that Galtier will be replaced very shortly. We could see further away day misery heading the way of PSG this weekend, with Marseille claiming maximum points against their rivals.
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