Marseille vs PSG Prediction and Analysis
The new edition of the "French Classic" will take place in the Round of 16 in the Country Cup.
And it's not just about the two main contenders for this trophy.
But for both the best teams in Ligue 1 this season 2022/2023.
Where Paris Saint-Germain is the leader and Olympique Marseille are their immediate pursuers.
Therefore, this will be a match that no fan should miss.
OM are coming off the back of a loss to Nice in their last match which took them further away from the top of the table.
Their rivals PSG are very comfortable there for now and look unlikely to be dislodged from that position.
Parisians are the main candidates to win this tournament as well.
And it was certainly the most unpleasant draw possible for Marseille.
PSG easily reached the 1/8 finals.
A 3-1 win over Chateauroux preceded a 7-0 thrashing of sixth-placed Pais de Cassel, where Mbappe scored 5 of the goals.
But here is the place to point something out.
The 14-time French Cup winners were eliminated at this stage of the competition on penalties by Nice last season.
Keeping just 2 clean sheets in 9 games since the Worlds highlights where most of the champions' weaknesses lie.
But four of PSG's last five meetings with Marseille have ended in victory for the capital city.
Including a narrow 1-0 success in their Ligue 1 clash in October.
For me, the guests should win today as well. Probably again with minimal result.
Olympique Marseille - stats and info
Marseille is a ten-time French Cup winner.
But 33 years have already passed without them lifting the trophy . Ever since they beat Monaco in the 1989 final.
Furthermore, they have not made it past the quarter-finals since 2016.
In this year's edition of the tournament, Igor Tudor's players achieved a 2-0 victory over Hyères and a 1-0 success over Rennes.
And so they reached the 1/8 finals.
Although the win against Yerre was marred by Eric Bailly's unforgivably rude display against Moussa N'Diaye.
Which sent the injured midfielder to hospital and brought a seven-match ban for Bailey.
The Croatian coach of Olympique is hardly particularly pleased with the latest production of his players.
Seeing them lose 1-3 in the local derby against Nice in Ligue 1 last weekend.
Thus, Marseille ended a streak of 10 official matches without a loss, of which 9 were victories.
Paris Saint-Germain - stats and info
Neymar and Kylian Mbappe did not play in PSG's last league game against Toulouse.
However, it was a day of spectacular goals at the Parc des Princes.
But first the visitors found the result.
Prop midfielder Branko van den Boumen scored with a low free-kick that caught Gianluigi Donnarumma off guard.
After which, however, two of PSG's leaders saved the champions from trouble.
Ahraf Hakimi fired a rocket into the top corner to equalize seven minutes before the break.
And Lionel Messi's signature strike into the bottom corner sealed a hard-fought victory for the hosts early in the second half.
The Parisians now boast a solid 8-point lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table.
But despite this, Christophe Galtier's men have not exuded consistency this season.
As the main problems lately are in their not particularly stable defense .
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Lopez; Mbemba, Gigot, Kolasinac; Klaus, Rongier, Verreto, Tavares; Guenduzi, Malinowski; Sanchez
Penalties: Ballerdi, Bailey
Lineup: Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Danilo, Mendes; Vitinia, Verratti, Ruiz; Soler; Messi, Ekitike
Injured: Mbappe, Mukiele, Sanchez
In question: Neymar, Ramos, Kimpembe
Matches between Marseille and PSG
|L1||16/10/22||PSG 1:0 Marseille|
|L1||17/04/22||PSG 2:1 Marseille|
|L1||24/10/21||Marseille 0:0 PSG|
|L1||07/02/21||Marseille 0:2 PSG|
|TS||13/01/21||PSG 2:1 Marseille|
|L1||13/09/20||PSG 0:1 Marseille|