Match Today: Paris Saint-Germain vs Marseille 26-02-2023 Ligue 1
Paris Saint-Germain will compete against Olympique de Marseille in week 25 of the 2022-2023 French Ligue 1.
Those difficulties have affected their position in Ligue 1, where they are just five points clear of the top spot despite leading the standings by a margin of time before the end of the World Cup. Marseille are second in the standings, and a win will help them close the points gap with arch-rivals.
The two will meet for the second time this month after Paris Saint-Germain failed in their previous encounter in the French Cup. Paris Saint-Germain coach Christophe Galtier dismissed Sunday's match as a title decider, but claimed his side are not favorites either. Marseille have been in fine form after World Cup, where he lost only one match in all competitions.
They head into the match after their impressive win over Toulouse. The previous classic went in favor of Igor Tudor's men, who defeated PSG 2-1, with Ruslan Malinowski scoring the brilliant winning goal. PSG missed out on their talisman Kylian Mbappe as Lionel Messi and Neymar failed to deliver the goods. Both South American stars are in their 30s, and their lack of pace and pressure has allowed Marseille to rein them in.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Marseille
PSG have looked like a veneer in recent weeks and came into this match having won just one of their last four matches in all competitions.
The Parisians were heading for a fourth successive defeat last time out against Lille before Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi scored late goals to seal a 4-3 win, and the two are expected to be motivated to claim victory on Sunday, given Marseille have not been great at home in recent weeks. PSG have also struggled on their travels, losing three of their last four away matches in the league and conceding three goals in two of those losses.
A win here could keep bad manager Christophe Galtier in action longer. PSG could miss Neymar through injury. The winger was substituted in the win over Toulouse after he injured his ankle.
Marseille vs Paris Saint-Germain
PSG have won just one of their last four matches in all competitions Marseille have only managed one clean sheet in their last nine league matches at home PSG have won three of their last five encounters with Marseille PSG have lost three of their last four matches outside his land.
In the league, Marseille achieved only three victories in the last eight matches at home. Marseille comes to this match better than the two teams, which is rare when facing Paris Saint-Germain.
However, they haven't been as strong at home lately and PSG haven't been on the road. The two sides have met recently and this will be a tough match, with both sides keen to avoid defeat.