PSG vs MarseilleFrench Ligue 1, KO: 19:45 Sep 24, 2023, Parc des Princes
PSG welcome Marseille to the Parc des Princes for a Ligue 1 clash. Although the Parisians have not been at their best this season, they often get the better of Marseille and should have the upper hand on Sunday's huge clash.
It has been a difficult start to the season for PSG, who have been way off their usual dominant selves. They have only picked up two wins from five matches so far and are currently down in fifth on the standings, three points off leaders Monaco.
PSG suffered a surprise 3-2 home defeat to Nice in their previous Ligue 1 fixture despite a brace from Kylian Mbappe. However, they bounced back in the Champions League, picking up a 2-0 victory over German side Borussia Dortmund.
The poor League showing means the pressure might be cranking up on Luis Enrique, although the Spanish gaffer will consider the defeat to Nice a mere blip. PSG have actually won three of their last four matches across all competitions but have kept only one clean sheet in that run.
Marseille are surprisingly one point above PSG at the moment, although they have not fared that much better than the champions. They are still unbeaten this season, with two wins and three draws from five Ligue 1 matches.
However, it has been a turbulent week at Marseille, who will head into Sunday’s clash without a manager following the resignation of Marcelino. The Spanish gaffer ended his time at the Club following repeated threats from the fans to the club’s hierarchy.
One of the major issues for the fans was Marcelino’s tactics in Marseille’s 0-0 draw with Toulouse in their previous Ligue 1 fixtures. They flowed that up with another draw as they were held 3-3 by Ajax in the Europa League on Thursday.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
PSG have a 36-17 advantage with 12 draws from 65 previous matches against Marseille. The champions did the double last season, claiming a 1-0 victory at the Parc des Princes before running out 3-0 winners at the Groupama Stadium, although Marseille knocked the Parisians out of the Coupe de France.
Players to watch
In all of PSG’s erratic showings this season, Kylian Mbappe has remained consistent, netting seven goals in four Ligue 1 matches. The forward also grabbed a brace in the last meeting with Marseille and is priced at 4/5 by bet365 to score anytime on Sunday.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted a brace in Marseille’s Europa League draw on Thursday and will be keen to kick on in Ligue 1. Given PSG’s defensive problems this season, the striker could be backed to find the net at 11/4 with William Hill.
Anything else catch the eye?
PSG have seen over 3.5 goals in their last three Ligue 1 matches and a repeat could be considered at 11/8 with bet365. The champions have also scored in both halves in that run and could be set for a repeat at 13/10 with BoyleSports.
This French Ligue 1 match between PSG and Marseille will be played on Sep 24, 2023 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best PSG vs Marseille prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.