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Match Preview: Fortress Marseille faces juggernaut PSG in Ligue 1 clash

Marseille enter this Ligue 1 clash against Paris Saint-Germain with mixed emotions. While they secured a Europa League victory before the international break, two consecutive away defeats cast a shadow over their recent form. Interestingly, all 11 of their losses this season have come on the road.

At home, however, they’ve been a different beast. The Stade Vélodrome has become a fortress, with Marseille boasting an unbeaten record in 19 matches across all competitions. But this fortress will face its biggest test yet against the mighty PSG.

PSG are simply dominant against Marseille. They’ve won five of their last six Ligue 1 meetings, outscoring them by a staggering 12-1 margin. In fact, their dominance extends even further, with victories in 23 of the last 29 head-to-head encounters.

This dominance is fueled by their away form. Unlike Marseille, PSG thrive on the road. They’ve actually collected more points away from home (31) than at the Parc des Princes (28) this season. Their recent 6-2 drubbing of Montpellier marked their 350th Ligue 1 away win, a historic feat.

Key Players in the Spotlight

Marseille fans will have their eyes glued to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who’s been on fire at home lately, scoring seven of his last eight goals at the Stade Vélodrome. PSG also boasts a goal machine in Kylian Mbappé, who has a phenomenal record against Marseille with nine goals and two assists in his last ten Ligue 1 meetings against them.

Stat to Watch

Marseille’s recent form has been predictable. In their last 11 matches, the halftime score has been replicated at the final whistle in an astonishing nine of them.


History and current form heavily favor PSG. However, Marseille’s home invincibility adds an intriguing wrinkle to this clash. Can they pull off an upset against the Ligue 1 giants? It will be a fascinating encounter.

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