Paris Saint-Germain v Olympique de Marseille: Ligue 1 Match-day 11

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Marseille to challenge League Leaders PSG, as they visit the Parc des Princes on Sunday GMT.

Leaders PSG are currently two places higher than their rivals Marseille, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and third positions respectively.

To retain first position in the Ligue 1 is Paris Saint-Germain’s target this week

When PSG last turned out in the Ligue 1, the result was a disappointing draw 0-0 against Reims at Stade Auguste Delaune. They will be hoping for a better result this time.

Also, League leaders PSG keep finding ways to win, having secured eight victories in their last 10 games is astonishing this season, worthy of Champion’s League qualification. They currently sit in first place, top of the League, having accrued 26 points so far this season. This means a record of 8 wins, 0 losses and 2 draws having won eight matches and drawn two meetings.

PSG have won three games and drawn one game of their four League matches at home this season.

Paris Saint-Germain will want to keep the pressure on their rivals as they sit at the top of the table, a win will take them to 29 points and keep their momentum going forward.

A solid defensive team

PSG have conceded five goals so far, so their defence can be considered to be strong. PSG have one of the best goal scoring records so far this season, with 28 so far (26 from open play and two penalties). Their stand out attacking players have been Kylian Mbappe (8), Neymar (8), and Lionel Messi (5).

Christophe Galtier could be missing up to four of their players through injury or illness for the game on Sunday.

It’s 23 points so far for Olympique de Marseille this season, going into this fixture

Marseille have dropped all six points in their last two games, a disappointing run of form, which Igor Tudor will be keen to turn around in this fixture.

Also, Marseille keep finding ways to win, having secured six victories in their last eight meetings is astonishing this season. They currently stand third in the League, with 23 points for a total of 7 wins, 1 losses and 2 draws having won seven matches, drawn two fixtures, and lost one game.

Playing away from home, Marseille have won three games and drawn one game.

A win in this fixture would take Olympique de Marseille’s points to 26 in the League.

Good atacking and defensive team

Marseille have a good defensive record, having only conceded seven goals in their previous fixtures. They have a good scoring rate of 20 goals (19 from open play and one penalty). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Alexis Sanchez (4), Luis Suarez (3), and Nuno Tavares (3).

Marseille are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Igor Tudor is concerned that Sunday’s fixture could see him without one of his key players

Paris Saint-Germain v Olympique de Marseille – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels when these sides have met previously the visitors have struggled to get a win with PSG 32 wins and 14 draws. Also, the last 14 matches against Marseille have resulted in seven wins for PSG. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was April 2022, when Paris Saint-Germain walked away as 2-1 winners.

Players to watch

For PSG, Kylian Mbappe contributed witheight goals in 10 League fixtures this season, while Alexis Sanchez is a top performing player who has scoredfour goals in 10 League games this campaign for Marseille.

Other standout players for PSG are Neymar and Lionel Messi with eight goals and five goals respectively and for Marseille are Luis Suarez and Nuno Tavares with three goals and three goals respectively.