Preview - Marseille vs PSG 29 October 18

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Match Day 11
Marseille vs. Paris Saint Germain
Monday, October 29th 2018
04:00am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Stade Vélodrome

Last five matches form: L W L W W
Average goals per match: 2.20
Average goals against per match: 1.60
Top Scorer: Florian Thauvin (7)

Paris Saint Germain:
Last five matches form: W W W W W
Average goals per match: 3.70
Average goals against per match: 0.60
Top Scorer: Kylian Mbappé (9)

One of the biggest domestic club games of the season takes place in Ligue 1 this weekend as Marseille welcome runaway league leaders (already) PSG to the Stade Vélodrome. Nobody has been able to give Neymar, Mbappé and co much of a game in the league yet this season, will Marseille fare any better?

Marseille did manage a 2-2 draw in this game last season, with PSG winning the reverse fixture 3-0.

Any hopes Marseille have in this game surely hinge on whether top scorer and - along with Dmitri Payet - best player Florian Thauvin makes the game. He is rated a pretty significant doubt at present.

PSG go without the suspended Presnel Kimpembe and injured Dani Alves, whilst a late decision will be made regarding Thiago Silva.

PSG's dominance of this division appears to be total, with the side from the capital having now won their past ten Ligue 1 outings and hit an average of over 3.50 goals per game for this season.

Marseille are the second top scorers in the division which would suggest we may well be in for goals here. Even with Thauvin though we would fancy Marseille to come off second best in a shootout. Without him they seem likely to be blown away just like everyone else.

PSG weren't great in the Champions League in midweek against Napoli which may give Marseille hope. This Marseille defence has looked very suspect against significantly weaker attacking sides than this PSG outfit though and we don't like their chances of holding up under the pressure.

Prediction: Marseille 1 - 3 Paris Saint Germain


Half time: 0 - 0
Full time: 0 - 0
Shots:  7 - 10
Shots on target: 3 - 6
Corner Kicks: 5 - 7
Possession: 48% - 52%

Lucas Ocampos, Kevin Strootman, Jordan Amavi and Luiz Gustavo were all booked for the home side in this one, with referee Benoit Bastien also taking the names of Thilo Kehrer and Angel Di Maria of PSG.

Marseille gave PSG a good game here, but unusually for them were unable to find a way onto the scoresheet. For a long time it looked as though PSG would themselves fail to break the deadlock, until the second half introduction of one of the in form players in world football changed matters.

The middle of the park was very congested in the opening period as both sides were being forced out wide in an effort to create. PSG going closest when having one effort cleared off the line. 0-0 at the break though.

Kylian Mbappé had been left out of the starting line-up tonight, reportedly for disciplinary reasons, but with the game still goalless he was sent on in the 62nd minute. It took Mbappé just three minutes to score. Way too quick for the Marseille defence when played in in the right channel he raced into the area before finishing well across the keeper and into the bottom left.

The visitors made sure of the points in the fifth minute of stoppage time. Lighting quick counter attack. Mbappé to Neymar, Neymar to Draxler for a tap in at the far post.

Another solid win on the road for PSG at what is one of the more difficult places to travel in Ligue 1. They stretch their lead at the top of the table back to eight points having won all eleven of their fixtures to date. Marseille slip down to fifth at the end of Match Day 11.

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