Marseille v. Paris Saint Germain Betting Odds and Tips – 2017.10.22

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Rarely at The Field General Sports do we ever cover matches that include teams at the top of their respective tables; their matchups are almost always lopsided. But This weekend we’ll see Paris Saint Germain square off against 4th place Marseille, a fellow top of the table club, and its gearing up to be an interesting fixture.

Odds

Marseille – (6.50)

PSG – (1.44)

Draw – (4.60)

Goals Over/Under – 2.5
Over – (1.40)
Under – (2.87)

Both Teams To Score
Yes – (1.61)
No – (2.20)

Marseille sits 5-2-2 on the season, a record tie with 3rd Place Saint-Etienne and 5th Nantes. With a theoretical win over PSG however, they can leapfrog past Saint-Etienne and 2nd Place Monaco.

If any club deserves it, it’s Marseille. They have the 4th highest Goals for with 18, being Paris’ 29, Monaco’s 24 and Lyon’s 20. This is in large part thanks to the performance of their two young forwards Clinton N’Jie with 5 goals, and Lucas Ocampos with 4, combining for 60% of Marseille’s offense.

Of course, their biggest concern is keeping teams out of their net, giving up 15 goals on the season. And while only 6 clubs have less than 10 goals against, it spells disaster that they just happen to be facing the highest scoring team in all of Europe.

That team is Paris Saint Germain, led by Edinson Cavani and the great Neymar, scoring 8 and 6 goals respectively, a 49% combined share of the offense. This, and their lowly 6 goals against, tied for least in the league, has the club 8-1-0 with a goal difference of +23. Theirs not much to say in the way of arguing their success, as they’ve got 3 of the top-rated players in the league this season (Foward Neymar, Defensive Mid Adrien Rabiot, and Defender Dani Alves).

Prediction

Marseille 2 – 4 Paris Saint Germain

First off, duh, PSG will win. That’s a given. Marseille’s Defense is Swiss cheese, and even if they weren’t Paris would still put 2 up. But Marseille’s attackers aren’t anything to shake your head at, and they should make Paris sweat a bit.

But what most important is how you can cash in on this. Paris (1.44), Over 2.5 Goals (1.40) and Yes  (1.61) should all hit.

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