PSG v Marseille Preview

March 1, 2014 | By

Montpellier v Monaco Preview French Ligue 1 action Sunday Night comes from the Parc des Princes featuring PSG versus Marseille.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on ESPN High Definition, with a scheduled 20:00pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

PSG v Marseille Preview, Ligue 1, Sunday 2nd March 2014

PSG head into this game currently with a 5pt lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table and things looking extremely good for the club to win their 4th leauge title and their second on the bounce having won it last season and with Ibrahimovic having been in excellent form for his club the Marseille defence look to be in for a very busy evening indeed.

Marseille head into the game currently in 5th position of the league table, but are only 3pts behind 3rd place Lille and a Champions League place is still very much up for grabs and if they can manage to secure at least something from this game on sunday night, then most people would put them favourites to claim that all important 3rd place finish.

PSG v Marseille Team News

PSG Team News:

The hosts have no reported injury problems or suspensions for this game, so expect manager Laurent Blanc to field his strongest lineup available for this game sunday night which looks likely to see last weekend’s hat-trick here Ibrahimovic leading the attack up front with support from Lavezzi and Cavani.

Marseille Team News:

The visitors have pretty much a full squad for manager Jose Anigo to choose his starting lineup from, but will be without their top goal scorer Andre Gignac for this game as he serves a one match suspension and this is obviously a massive blow for the club as without him leading the attack up front it does seem that Marseille will struggle to break through the PSG defence.

PSG v Marseille Head to Head Statistics

Sunday night’s game from the Parc des Princes will become the 41st meeting between the two clubs over the years, of which PSG have managed 16 victories (10 coming at the Parc des Princes), Marseille have managed 15 wins with (5 coming at the Parc des Princes) and the remaining 9 games have finished all square with (4 of these coming at the Parc des Princes).

As we can see from the head to head statistics table shown below, PSG have dominated proceedings having won the last 4 matches in succession with Marseille having failed to win any and the remaining game having finished all square.

06/10/13 LI1 Marseille – PSG 1 : 2
27/02/13 CDF PSG – Marseille
2 : 0
24/02/13 LI1 PSG – Marseille 2 : 0
31/10/12 CDL PSG – Marseille 2 : 0
07/10/12 LI1 PSG – Marseille
2 : 2

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

92 Goals have been scored in the previous 40 games played between these two clubs over the years which provides us with an overall average goals per game statistic of 2.30.

44 of those Goals have been scored in the 19 matches played between the two clubs at the Parc des Princes Stadium which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 2.31.

Both average goals per game statistics suggest that this game on sunday night will see at least 2 goals scored and with PSG having scored at least 2 goals in the previous 5 matches played against Marseille, they look the more likely to be scoring them.

PSG v Marseille Recent Form (Left to Right)

PSG: W D W W W

Marseille: W D W D W

Both clubs have been in decent form of late and both remain unbeaten in their last 5 matches played in all competitions, but something has to give in this game on sunday night and with PSG having won 4 of their last 5 played and Marseille having only won 3 of their last 5, it does look like the hosts will be the ones celebrating come the full time whistle.

PSG v Marseille Match Betting Odds Market.

PSG are absoloutely on fire at the moment and with Ibrahimovic and Cavani scoring goals like they are going out of fashion it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to see the online bookmakers having the hosts priced up as the clear favourites at odds of just 1/3 with Bet365 (£200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers).

The Draw would probably be the best result that Marseille could obtain here going by the stats listed above, but with their key striker missing from this game I find it difficult to see anything but a home win here and it looks unlikely that the current best price of 4/1 with Betfred (£25 Free Bets for New Customers) will attract much interest from the punters.

Marseille have it all to do here for me, especially with their top goal scorer Andre Gignac suspended and their current best price of 10/1 with BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers) pretty much reflects their chances in this game.

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PSG v Marseille Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

This should be business as usual for the current league leaders and another game that provides yet more opportunities for Ibrahimovic to add yet more goals to his already impressive haul this season.

Marseille might of been in with a chance of causing an upset if they weren’t missing Andre Gignac for this game, but his absence leaves the visitors with one almighty task here and I just can’t see them being anywhere near good enough to match the performance we will see from PSG.

The average goals per game statistics are suggesting this game to see at least a couple of goals scored on sunday night and with PSG having scored two goals in each of their last five meetings against Marseille and having home advantage, they look the more likely to be scoring them, so PSG to win on the Asian Handicap could provide value, along with some First Goal Scorer picks like Ibrahimovic, Cavani or Lavezzi being the main three to concentrate on in what should be a comfortable victory for Laurent Blanc’s side.

The Verdict

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