Two of the top three in France’s Ligue 1 clash on Sunday evening, as PSG welcome Marseille to the French capital. The game will hold extra significance this weekend, as just three points separate the sides coming into the fixture, with PSG currently sitting top.
The BetXchange betting market for this huge game in Ligue 1 is already open, and PSG is the commanding favourite to win the three points. PSG is currently available at 4/10, while a Marseille victory in Paris is available at 13.2. The draw could be a decent selection this weekend, but that is an outside chance at 4/1. Goals have been very prominent in recent meetings between the sides, and over 2.5 goals in this fixture is currently available at 5/10.
This huge fixture in Ligue 1 could potentially come at a very tough period for PSG. They have picked up draws in each of their two competitive fixtures, and there are a lot of rumours swirling around the club that Kylian Mbappe may be looking to leave. The Mbappe rumours were the last thing that the Parisians needed this week, as they missed the opportunity to book their spot in the next round of the Champions League after drawing against Benfica.
Their domestic form this season has remained incredibly strong, as PSG has picked up eight wins from ten games this season. They have dropped to just two draws, and have scored a league-high of 28 goals and have allowed just five. However, that scoring threat wasn’t evident in their previous fixture, as they played out a 0-0 draw against Reims.
Realistically, Marseille is the only team that could stop PSG from winning the French top-flight title this season. However, they come into this match after dropping to third in the standings, as they were overtaken by the in-form Lorient last weekend. Marseille were stunned in their last domestic fixture, as they were beaten 2-1 by relegation-threatened Ajaccio at home.
But, they bounced back in very strong fashion in the Champions League in midweek, as they beat Sporting Lisbon 2-0 away from home. Alexis Sanchez was among the scorers on an ill-tempered night in Portugal.
PSG’s record in head-to-head meetings against Marseille is incredibly strong, as they have lost just once in the previous 25 meetings between the sides. The only Marseille victory during that period was a 1-0 success in September 2020. PSG has also picked up victories in nine of their previous eleven home league fixtures against their rivals this weekend. However, this is the third time in a row that the clubs have clashed with both sides sitting in the top three of the standings.
PSG vs Marseille Prediction
PSG’s dominant record in this fixture is an extremely difficult trend to ignore coming into this weekend. The fact that Marseille has won just once in 25 fixtures against PSG in all competitions make them a very difficult case to get the three points. However, given the uncertainty around the Parc des Princes, a chance could be taken on the draw.
Pick: The Draw at 4/1 with BetXchange.