Match Today: Paris Saint-Germain vs Marseille 16-10-2022 Ligue 1
Many French football fans are looking forward to a big derby between the two giants Paris Saint-Germain and its counterpart Marseille in a big match this week.
As Marseille faces Paris Saint-Germain's Christophe Galtier in an important clash at the Parc des Princes on Sunday, the Ligue 1 giants failed to beat Reims last weekend as they faltered in a draw with Benfica in the Champions League.
PSG's drop in points last time around didn't affect their position much, as Marseille lost to Ajaccio. However, their opponents may be level on points if they beat Christophe Galtier's men at Parc des Princes on Sunday.
The club will hope for a positive result on the pitch. Paris Saint-Germain fans have had a difficult week amid rumors that superstar Kylian Mbappe wants to leave the club. A win over Marseille will restore some confidence as all eyes will turn to the French star.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Marseille
On the other hand, Marseille went through tough times last weekend after suffering a defeat against Ajaccio.
Between them and Paris Saint-Germain surprise package Lorient, who is in second place with 25 points. Coach Igor Theodor will be wary of the importance of the game, with the Parisian team having to win. So a win would equal Marseille on points with PSG.
With both top-level teams playing at this point in the season and given the context of the game, it's a great fit for both sets of fans. Marseille will know the difficulties of hurting a team like Paris Saint-Germain, but they will be ready. Nordic Mukele is expected to participate in the defense alongside Danilo Pereira and Marquinhos.
Meanwhile, Nuno Mendes will be absent due to a problem, which means Bernat is likely to replace him as left-back.
Achraf Hakimi is the ideal option on the other side. Lionel Messi's marginalization continued with concerns about the severity of the problem highlighted during the week. There are fears that the star will miss the World Cup, but many expect him to be fit in time. The controversial Mbappe will have the chance to redeem himself after a week of uncertainty as he leads the PSG streak. He will have the backing of Neymar and Pablo Sarabia right behind him because the victory is his A goal against Marseille.
Marseille vs Paris Saint-Germain
PSG have won 20 of their last 24 matches against Marseille in all competitions. PSG have scored at least two goals in 23 of their last 26 matches against Marseille in all competitions.
Paris Saint-Germain is unbeaten in its last 26 home matches in Ligue 1. Marseille have kept 5 clean sheets in their last 7 matches away from home in the French Ligue 1.
Marseille has scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 Ligue 1 away matches. Theodore doesn't have the many problems leading up to facing PSG, with Syed Kolasinac the only one absent.
The left-back isn't the player of choice in the term, with Arsenal loanee Nuno Tavares taking his position on the left. After another controversy to deal with, Mbappe found himself in turbulent waters once again.
This time, widespread reports indicated the striker's desire to leave Paris Saint-Germain at the earliest opportunity, which was rejected by Luis Campos. The striker is a prominent figure in the club, having signed a much-publicized contract extension.