Marseille vs PSG – Betting Preview
Igor Tudor, the head coach of Marseille, is well-versed in overcoming early challenges to guide his team on an impressive unbeaten run, but that winning streak was ended by a managerial rookie looking to establish a name for himself in command of Nice.
The current round of Ligue 1 games featured a matchup between two teams who were in good form, but Didier Digard’s Nice came out on top as Ruslan Malinovskyi’s strong performance was rendered irrelevant by Sofiane Diop, Gaetan Laborde, and Billal Brahimi.
Marseille’s 10-game winning streak coming to an end before a titanic match with PSG is not what the doctor prescribed, but with Lens only managing a 1-1 draw with Brest over the weekend, Les Olympiens are still in second place in the Ligue 1 standings.
In order to advance to the Coupe de France quarterfinals, Tudor’s team defeated Hyeres 2-0 and defeated Rennes 1-0. However, the 2-0 victory over Hyeres was marred by Eric Bailly’s egregious high challenge on Almike Moussa N’Diaye, who was hospitalised as a result.
Bailly was also given a seven-game suspension.
It was a day of spectacular goals at the Parc des Princes during PSG’s matchup with Toulouse, even with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe both watching on from the medical room. Toulouse’s midfield focal point Branco van den Boomen opened the scoring with a clever, low free kick that caught Gianluigi Donnarumma off guard.
Achraf Hakimi scored a rocket into the top corner to tie the game seven minutes before halftime, and Lionel Messi’s famous drive into the bottom corner sealed a tense victory for the hosts early in the second half.
Christophe Galtier’s team has not been consistently strong this year, but they have encountered few obstacles on their path to the Coupe de France round of 16 as they now hold a comfortable eight-point lead at the top of the Ligue 1 standings.
1×2 Betting Odds
Although Marseille’s performance against Nice was not particularly impressive, Tudor will be happy to have a number of notable players back in the starting lineup. Goals have not been an issue for this successful Olympiens team, and they shouldn’t be against a porous and undermanned PSG defence.
Despite all that, Marseille are not the favourites to win @ 3.38.
While Mbappe and Neymar are still injured, PSG cannot always rely on Messi miracles to save them. It is possible that Marseille might restrict the injured French champions to a scoreless stalemate, but the Parisiens’ penchant for penalties should ensure their progression to the round of eight!
They are the favourites to win this one with odds standing @ 2.25.
The possibility of a stalemate and that this one goes to extra time, stands @ 3.82.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.74.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.34.
Given the quality of this PSG team, there is no doubt that they will get themselves on the scoresheet. But the home side has also shown that can be a good side too, with recent winning streak!
So perhaps that is why the market believes this one will see a few goals in it!