It is perhaps the most important “clasico” of the last seasons in the camp of the Olympique de Marseille, because the McCourt project is moving.
OM, who moved up to 6th place in Ligue 1 since the arrival of Rudy Garcia, will pass a serious test in front of the PSG. The Phocaeans mainly intend to disrupt the Parisians in their race for the title of Champion of France.
This match of Championship against the PSG is a bonus encounter for the Marseillais because they do not play in the category. OM is struggling to win a European place at the end of the season and currently Dimitri Payet’s partners are in ambush behind Lyon and Saint Etienne.
Unfortunately, Marseille will not be able to rely on all of its weapons for the PSG reception since it will miss B. Sarr, T. Hubocan and especially, the striker of OM, Bafé Gomis. It is Clinton N’Jie who should be aligned to the tip of the attack, as at the Rennes (2-0) reception last week. The Cameroonian scored in front of the Bretons, so he is confident.
If Marseilles does not manage to export, the Marseillais are strong in their enclosure, because only AS Monaco came to take 3 points this season at the Vélodrome (4-1).
If Marseille remains on victories ahead of Montpellier (5-1), Guingamp (2-0) and Rennes (2-0), the PSG will have to be 200% not to sink on the Canebière.
The Parisians will be under pressure in Marseille, especially that they must catch up the points lost at home before Toulouse (0-0). The PSG was stopped in its impetus, so it will be necessary to react not to let the OGC Nice and AS Monaco spin.
The PSG, still in contact with the Monegasque leader, remains on good performances far from its bases since the beginning of 2017. The record is 6 wins in 6 trips, including Bordeaux in the League Cup (4- 1) and in the Championship (3-0), in Rennes in the Coupe de France (4-0) …
Still deprived of Angel Di Maria and Thiago Silva, the PSG will have the weapons not to lose on the Canebière. The Parisians remain on 3 victories in Marseille, but they risk falling on a team “aggressive” and well regrouped. 0-0 to go, so 0-0 to the return?
Marseille: Pele, Sakai, Rolando, Fanni, Evra, Winner, Zambo Anguissa, Sanson, Payet, Thauvin, N’Jie.
PSG: Trapp, Aurier, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Kurzawa, Verratti, Thiago Motta, Rabiot, Lucas, Cavani, Draxler.