Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Marseille go head-to-head in the Ligue 1 derby on Sunday. Visiting Marseille is fourth and PSG fifth in the league standings, but the home team is the Ligue 1 betting odds favorite. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and live betting in the French top-flight league.
PSG Back to Winning Ways
Paris Saint-Germain have made a below-par start to the season as the perennial Ligue 1 champions find themselves fifth in the table after five matches. After being held to draws by Lorient and Toulouse at the beginning of the campaign, Luis Enrique’s side secured back-to-back victories to ignite their season, claiming a 3-1 win against Lens before crushing Lyon 4-1.
They suffered their first defeat of the campaign when they returned from the international break, enduring a 3-2 home loss against Nice last weekend, but they immediately returned to winning ways beating Dortmund 2-0 in the Champions League.
Kylian Mbappe has already scored seven goals in five Ligue 1 games. He is two goals shy of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s record for goals scored in this matchup history and the forward is in incredible form, so we will continue to include him in our Ligue 1 best bets.
The French giants are still without long-term injury absentees Presnel Kimpembe, Sergio Rico and Nuno Mendes while new signing Marco Asensio looks set to miss Sunday’s clash due to a foot problem.
Goncalo Ramos, Danilo Pereira and Lee Kang-in were utilized as substitutes in Tuesday’s Champions League victory over Dortmund, but the trio may have to settle for a place on the bench this weekend as Enrique aims to establish some consistency.
Underdog Marseille Still Unbeaten
Marseille may head into Sunday night’s Le Classique above PSG, but they’re still in for a tough clash against the French champions. They drew 3-3 against Ajax in the group stage of the Europa League. They decided to let go of Marcelino after just seven games in charge of the club, amid the club’s ongoing issues with their fanbase.
They currently sit fourth in the league and are yet to lose a game, but letting go of a manager before a game against Paris Saint-Germain does not bode well. Although a draw in Amsterdam can be considered as solid, the draws versus Toulouse and Nantes are far less impressive.
Marseille’s injury list contains Pedro Ruiz and former Watford winger Ismaila Sarr, who will be a big miss after bagging two goals and two assists across his first six appearances for his new club. They are definitely the underdogs of this fixture according to the latest Ligue 1 game odds.
At the moment, the caretaker manager is Jacques Abardonado, who led the team in Amsterdam. We should expect him to stay in that role until the board finds a permanent solution. Ismaila Sarr and Pape Gueye are the only missing players for the game against PSG on Sunday night.
PSG has Upper Hand in Head-to-Head Series
In 35 head-to-head encounters between the sides, Paris Saint-Germain have won 23 games, lost eight and drawn four. Mbappe has scored seven goals in three league starts for Paris Saint-Germain this season.
Senegalese winger Ismaila Sarr has managed three goal contributions in three league starts for Marseille. Marseille has lost 13 of their last 15 visits to PSG. The hosts have seen “both teams to score” land in four of their last five fixtures.
PSG vs Marseille Match Information
- Match: PSG (2-2-1) vs Marseille (2-3-0)
- Location: Parc des Princes, Paris, France
- Day/Time: Sunday, Sept. 24, 2:45 p.m. ET
- PSG vs Marseille Live Stream: fubo.tv
PSG vs Marseille Betting Lines
PSG vs Marseille Best Betting Predictions
The reigning champs enter this clash as favorites being priced at -147 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest Ligue 1 betting odds while the goal line is set at three.
When you consider that Marseille have won one of their last seven Ligue 1 away games, it’s hard to have much faith in them capitalizing on PSG’s issues this term. PSG has dominated each and every opponent this term but they failed to make the most of their superiority in recent matches.
We expect the visitors to find the back of the net so for better odds we will combine the moneyline with the goals market.