The reigning champions are only one point clear of surprise package Lorient, who could knock Galtier’s side down to second with a victory over Reims on Saturday. Still, returning to the Parc des Princes fortress can help alleviate the sour mood stemming from Paris.
Indeed, PSG has prevailed in four of their last five top-flight fixtures in front of their fans and are unbeaten in 26 since a 1-0 defeat to Lille in April 2021. Still, in contrast to the hosts, Marseille recovered from a domestic shock setback in exemplary fashion this week.
A strange sense of dread encompassed the Orange Velodrome when Leonardo Balerdi’s own goal handed newly-promoted Ajaccio all three points in a 2-1 Ligue 1 defeat last weekend. Still, Tudor’sr’s side responded perfectly to that unexpected loss in Europe.
Seemingly down and out in the Champions League after opening defeats to Tottenham Hotspur and Eintracht Frankfurt, Marseille is now well-placed to make the last 16 following back-to-back wins over Sporting Lisbon, with Matteo Guendouzi and Alexis Sanchez on target in Wednesday’s 2-0 triumph.
Before the defeat to Ajaccio, Marseille had strung together a 10-game unbeaten run in Ligue 1 and have been the away day specialists so far this term, winning each of their last three road fixtures against Nice, Auxerre and Anger without conceding a single goal.
Since stunning PSG 1-0 at the Parc des Princes to win Le Classique in September 2020, Marseille has gone four games in all competitions without victory versus the capital giants.