There have been much bigger Le Classiques in the past but the upcoming game between Marseille and PSG will have unique stakes. It will be the first Le Classique for Lionel Messi in PSG while Marseille will have the opportunity to end their two-game winless run against the Parisians. Marseille are currently placed third in Ligue 1 with seventeen points from nine fixtures while PSG are top of the league with twenty-seven points from ten games. Marseille come into the Le Classique with a goalless draw with Lazio in the Europa League. Their latest result in Ligue 1 was a dominating 4-1 victory over Lorient on the road. Marseille have been a defensively resilient side with four clean sheets in their last seven matches. They also have had under 2.5 goals in seven of their last nine matches.
PSG have managed to brush away their lack of team chemistry riding on the individual brilliance of their superstars in most of the games in the new season. They come into the game with a 3-2 win over Leipzig, courtesy of a brilliant Lionel Messi display. PSG’s most recent game in Ligue 1 ended up in a 2-1 win over Angers at home. They have been managing closely fought wins and are far from being the dominating side, which was promised before the start of the new season. They have had under 2.5 goals in three of their last five matches. It is also to be noted that two out of the last three meetings between the two teams also had under 2.5 goals.
The two teams have much at stake in the Le Classique as the teams will be looking to avoid a defeat. Both the teams have been defensively resilient as compared to the rest of the league and a tightly contested affair is on the cards. We are going for under 2.5 goals in this mega fixture.