Marseille vs PSG
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 7th February 2021
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome.
The biggest game in French football will take place on Sunday evening to wrap up another weekend and the very fierce rivals Marseille will take on PSG.
The huge news coming out of Marseille is that coach Andre Villas-Boas resigned because the board wanted to bring in a player not of his choosing. Feeling undermined he quit the club. The Problem is that they did not accept this and sacked him instead.
So Marseille come into this game with no coach and the assistant will have to take the place in the dug out and lead the game. In truth Villas-Boas looked in trouble for his job anyway as Marseille had slipped out of title contention and have lost 3 of their last five games and drew the other two. The club are now 9th and 18 points behind league leaders Lille.
Marseille have only won 40% of their games at home and have lost their last 2 against teams they would have been expected to beat in Nimes and Lens.
PSG are 3rd and three points behind the leaders Lille coming into this weekend. Last weekend PSG lost their 5th game of the season in a shock 3-2 loss at Lorient. But the club made up for that in midweek to beat bottom club Nimes in Paris 3-0.
PSG have won six from their 11 games on the road however the club have won just 1 game from their last four.
Marseille vs PSG: Head to Head
- The last time the teams played here in the league PSG won 2-0.
- Earlier in the season in the reverse fixture Marseille won 1-0.
- Marseille have not won at home against PSG in the league since 2011.
- There is a 70% chance to see over 2.5 goals.
Marseille vs PSG: Prediction
There is some chaos at Marseille and the club did not need this just a few days before such an important game it will be impossible for the players to remain focused and of course they have no idea who their next coach will be.
Also form is poor and they will face a big rival but also a quality side. PSG have not been very convincing away from home but they will be up for this game and will be very focused on winning.
It would be an embarrassment for the club not to beat Marseille at this stage when the home side are really suffering both on the pitch and off and we believe this will be an away victory. Also expect a fiery game as usual and we wouldn’t be surprised to see a player get sent off.
PSG are around 1.44 to win the game so we will take them on the handicap and we expect them to score a few goals.