PSG remains the favorite to win the Ligue 1 title, but the Parisians aren’t having the walk in the park many soccer betting enthusiasts thought they would. Marseille and Lens are only eight points behind. As if that wasn’t enough pressure, they’ll face Marseille in the Round of 16 of the Coupe de France and Bayern Munich in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.
First things first. Wednesday’s match is a great opportunity for Marseille to send a clear message, especially as an underdog. Defeating the Parisians could have a huge impact on and off the field for the remainder of the season.
Let’s check the latest Coupe de France news, stats, injury reports, and Ligue 1 lines for Marseille vs PSG. We’ve got plenty of Coupe de France picks for you to consider.
Marseille: Determined to Bounce Back
Last Sunday, Marseille lost 3-1 to Nice at home. The Olympians won possession with 58% and finished with 22 shots, eight more than the visitors, but the attacking unit didn’t have a good day. Overall, it was a bad day because the defense didn’t allow more than one goal in its previous six games.
Regarding the Coupe de France, the Olympians began their journey with a 2-0 victory over Hyeres FC. Alexis Sanchez and Bamba Dieng were the scorers. That was a huge victory considering that Eric Bailly was sent off in the first half.
Then, Marseille defeated Rennes 1-0 with Matteo Guendouzi as the scorer. The team lost possession with 48% but finished with 11 shots, six more than the visitors. That’s not hard to believe once you realize that Marseille’s attacking unit includes Sanchez, Vitinha, Cengiz Under, and Dimitri Payet. On a good day, any of them can tip the scales in their favor.
The Olympians are offering a +215 price in the sportsbook to win straight up, a good deal considering they’re 5-1-1 in their last seven home matches. The bad news is that Bailly remains out with a seven-match suspension.
PSG: Not Invincible
Unlike Marseille, PSG won its last match, 2-1 over Toulouse on Saturday. Achraf Hakimi and Lionel Messi were the scorers. However, the Parisians only won three out of their last five Ligue 1 games, losing 1-0 to Rennes and drawing 1-1 to Reims. Marseille is better than those two.
Regarding the Coupe de France, the Parisians defeated Chateauroux 3-1 in the Round of 64 with Hugo Ekitike, Carlos Soler, and Juan Bernat as the scorers. Head coach Christophe Galtier took advantage of facing a third-division team to start many players that usually don’t play.
In the Round of 32, the Parisians showed no mercy and crushed US Pays de Cassel, a team from the sixth division, 7-0. Unlike the previous games, superstars such as Kylian Mbappe and Neymar played from the start. Mbappe scored five goals. Neymar and Soler also scored.
You can expect all superstars to start on Wednesday, including Neymar and Messi, but Mbappe won’t be available. He’s injured and aiming to return next week for the first leg of the UCL Round of 16.
Even so, the Parisians are soccer betting online favorites, as usual, at +110. Considering they only lost two of their last 15 road games in all competitions, that’s very tempting.
Marseille vs PSG Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 98
- Marseille Victories: 33 (116 goals)
- PSG Victories: 44 (140 goals)
- Draws: 21
These two already met once this season in a close contest. PSG ended up winning 1-0 thanks to Neymar, who scored right before halftime. Marseille put up a really good fight, but playing the last 28 minutes of the game with only 10 players didn’t help. Samuel Gigot was sent off.
Four of their last five meetings ended in a draw or with a one-goal difference. Marseille’s last victory over the Parisians was in the 2020-21 season, 1-0, at Parc des Princes.
Marseille vs PSG Match Information
- Match: Marseille vs Paris SG
- Date/Time: Wednesday, Feb. 8th, 3:10 p.m. ET
- Location: Velodrome, Marseille
- Marseille vs PSG Live Stream: fuboTV
Marseille vs PSG Betting Lines
|Marseille||+½ -140||+215||O3 Ev|
|Paris St Germain||-½ +110||+110||U3 -130|
The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.
Marseille vs PSG Picks and Prediction
PSG is the better team, no doubt, but this is the opportunity that Marseille was waiting for. The Olympians have been considerably better at home and Mbappe won’t play. Also, winning the domestic cup is their best chance of winning a trophy this season.
If you were looking for an underdog to include in your mid-week soccer picks, Marseille is a great option at our sportsbook.
The PSG are listed at +110 in our Vegas Coupe de France lines. This means that if you wager $100 on PSG, you have a chance to win $110. The Marseille are +215, offering a chance to win $215 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives PSG a 47.62% chance to win, with Marseille at 31.75%.