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PSG come up against visiting club Marseille at Parc des Princes in this Ligue 1 meeting on Sunday.
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PSG will be hoping for a better result following a 1-0 Ligue 1 loss in their previous game against RC Lens.
In that match, Paris Saint-Germain had 79% possession and 9 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. RC Lens got 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Ignatius Ganago (57') was the scorer for RC Lens.
An interesting characteristic of recent Paris Saint-Germain games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
Taking their prior sextet of matches before this one, in 5 of them a bet on both teams scoring would've lost.
Taking a look at their past results, PSG:
- have not been beaten in the league by Marseille in their previous 16 matches. It's quite some record.
- are undefeated in their previous 10 league matches at home. They have been so resilient here.
Marseille head into the meeting following on from a 2-3 Ligue 1 win over Brest in their previous outing.
In that match, Marseille had 42% possession and 7 shots on goal with 4 on target. For Marseille, the goalscorers were Florian Thauvin (20') and Duje Ćaleta-Car (27', 80'). On the other side, Stade Brestois 29 got 19 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Romain Faivre (45') and Gaëtan Charbonnier (89') scored for Brest.
Showing their partiality to productive matches, goals have been scored 22 times in the prior six matches in which Marseille have taken to the field, giving a mean average of 3.67 goals per clash. Opposition teams have managed 11 of this grand total. That sort of trend might not be carried forward into this match, though.
Pre-game facts show that Marseille:
- have not won against Paris Saint-Germain when they've played them away from home in the last 10 matches in the league. A really bad run.
- have not been beaten in their last 9 league matches away from home. Travelling very well.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head results stretching back to 22/10/2017 tells us that these fixtures have not been kind to Marseille. They’ve not been able to register any victories whatsoever whereas PSG have managed to find a way, beating them in 83% of those ties.
A total of 20 goals were scored between them in this period, with 17 for Les Rouge-et-Bleu and 3 created by Les Olympiens. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.33.
The previous league game featuring the two was Ligue 1 match day 11 on 27/10/2019 and the score finished Paris Saint-Germain 4-0 Marseille.
That time, Paris Saint-Germain had 61% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 8 on target. The goals were scored by Mauro Icardi (10', 26') and Kylian Mbappé (32', 44').
For their opponents, Marseille had 11 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
The match was refereed by Benoît Bastien.
Team News: PSG
Arnaud Kalimuendo (Knock), Ángel Di María (Corona virus), Marquinhos (Corona virus), Keylor Navas (Corona virus), Neymar (Corona virus), Leandro Paredes (Corona virus), Mauro Icardi (Corona virus) and Kylian Mbappé (Corona virus) will not be able to play for PSG gaffer Thomas Tuchel.
It’s our opinion that Les Rouge-et-Bleu should opt for a 4-3-3 system in the match featuring Marcin Bulka, Juan Bernat, Presnel Kimpembe, Thilo Kehrer, Layvin Kurzawa, Ander Herrera, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Marco Verratti, Neymar Jr, Arnaud Kalimuendo Muinga and Pablo Sarabia.
Team News: Marseille
Marseille boss André Villas-Boas has multiple availability issues to deal with. Simon Ngapandouetnbu (Corona virus) and Steve Mandanda (Corona virus) will miss out on this game.
There’s a good chance that Les Olympiens appear most likely to begin the game with a 4-3-3 lineup, starting the game with Yohann Pele, Hiroki Sakai, Leonardo Balerdi, Duje Caleta-Car, Jordan Amavi, Morgan Sanson, Boubacar Kamara, Kevin Strootman, Florian Thauvin, Dario Benedetto and Nemanja Radonjic.
It looks to us like Marseille will have a tough assignment to be putting goals past a PSG lineup who have the capability to control this match, should everything go as we’re expecting.
We think that it’s going to be a 3-0 winning scoreline for PSG at the end of the 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Parc des Princes (47,929)
Captain: Marcos Marquinhos
Chairman: Nasser Al-Khelaifi
Manager: Thomas Tuchel
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 14