Ligue 1: PSG vs Marseille Live
The upcoming Ligue 1 match will showcase a highly anticipated clash between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Marseille at Parc des Princes. Both teams have their unique narratives leading into this fixture.
PSG’s performance in the current season has been somewhat inconsistent, placing them fifth in the Ligue 1 standings after five games. Their season commenced with draws against Lorient and Toulouse. However, they rebounded strongly, securing convincing victories over Lens (3-1) and Lyon (4-1), featuring Kylian Mbappe’s standout performances with double braces. Unfortunately, PSG experienced an unexpected setback with a 3-2 home loss to Nice in their last outing. Despite the loss, Mbappe’s form remains impressive, with eight goals in five games across all competitions.
In terms of injuries, PSG is currently without long-term absentees Presnel Kimpembe, Sergio Rico, and Nuno Mendes, while new signing Marco Asensio is likely to miss the upcoming match due to a foot problem. The recent lineup featured Ousmane Dembele, Randal Kolo Muani, Warren Zaire-Emery, Manuel Ugarte, and Vitinha in a 4-3-3 formation.
Marseille enters this match with greater stability, having suffered only one defeat in their eight matches across all competitions this season. In Ligue 1, they boast an unbeaten record, with two wins and three draws. Furthermore, they possess one of the strongest defensive records in the French top flight, having conceded just four goals in five games.
Behind the scenes, Marseille has faced managerial changes, with Marcelino resigning after just three months in charge. Jacques Abardonado, a former Marseille defender, has assumed the role of caretaker manager, stepping in as Le Classique approaches.
On the injury front, Pedro Ruiz and former Watford winger Ismaila Sarr are notable absentees. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is expected to lead the attack.
Marseille has picked up only one win from their last five games against PSG. Out of those five games, PSG has played two of them at home where they claimed a narrow victory with just a goal difference in the two scorelines.
Given their historical rivalry, PSG enters this match as the favorite, with 14 out of the last 20 encounters against Marseille across all competitions ending in their favor. Anticipated to be a high-scoring affair, the match is predicted to conclude with PSG winning 3-1 against Marseille.