France: Ligue 1
Match start: 21:00 (GMT+2)
As for today, the most honored club of France is Saint-Étienne and the current champion of Ligue 1 – Monaco. But despite this fact the main Derby of the country of Raymond Kopa, Michel Platini and Zinédine Zidane and many other famous French football players is considered to be the battle between two best clubs of two capitals of the country – PSG and Marseille. And here the current and absolutely different status of two teams doesn’t matter at all.
Marseille (the head coach Rudi Garcia)
Marseille had won over Amiens (2:0), Toulouse (2:0) and Nice (4:2) and now together with Saint-Étienne and Nantes share the 3rd line of the tournament bracket (17 points each).
This season the most valuable football players of the hosts of Vélodrome became Florian Thauvin (the mean score – 7.60), center forward from Cameroon N'Jie Clinton (7.46) and the famous left winger of Marseille and the football player of the national team of France Dimitri Payet (7.17). At the same time, N'Jie Clinton is the best goalscorer of the club (5 goals)
PSG (the head coach Unai Emery)
After signing during the shoulder period Neymar and center forward of Monaco Kylian Mbappé, the team of Unai Emery had reached absolutely different level of game. And L'Équipe and France Football started to call the club from the capital “Los Galácticos of French football”.
Of course, here the analogy with Real Madrid of this century is obvious. The unbeaten team of Vicente del Bosque had four holders of the Golden Boot – Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Luís Figo and Michael Owen.
But now the starting line-up of PSG doesn’t have any awardees of this prize. But, nevertheless, now it is quite difficult to imagine such attack line that can keep back PSG and super trio of forwards Kylian Mbappé - Edinson Cavani – Neymar.
Marseille – 7.00, draw – 4.75, PSG – 1.45;
PSG (Asian handicap -1) - odds 1.55 Pinnacle