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Paris Saint-Germain vs. Olympique Marseille top free betting tips
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Le Classique match preview
The equivalent of Spain's Real Madrid-Barcelona El Clásico, La Classique is the most highly-contested rivalry in France. It is also one of the newest derbies to see the light, with the first meeting held in December 1971. A lot of fan support goes both ways in this derby, with frequent violent clashes occurring.
Olympique Marseille was the side in charge at the beginning of the rivalry, but since the recent uprising of PSG, OM has struggled to keep up to par. The Paris club has been dominating not only the Ligue 1 and other domestic competitions but also La Classique. Pocchetino's squad has won seven of the last ten meetings between the two. The other three matches have ended in two draws, and a single Marseille win. Interestingly enough, OM's triumph came in the last La Classique edition, which left a very bitter taste in PSG's mouth. Parisians failed to score a single goal against Marseille for the first time in four years, which was enough for Florian Thauvin's strike to decide the game's outcome.
The last game between the two sides became highly controversial after a fierce brawl deep into stoppage time saw the referee sent five players out. It’s not only the supporters who become violent when it comes to La Classique. Alongside PSG’s loss, the stand-off is just another reason for them to seek vengeance.
The next edition of the greatest French rivalry is scheduled for 13.01.2021, but it wouldn't be a simple league game. It will be the final and match of Trophée des Champions – France’s Supercup. Paris Saint-Germain will be looking to acquire their tenth Supercup title, while it will be just the third if Marseille is to win it. It will also be the fourth final in which OM and PSG are deciding the winner. The two sides have met at the 2006 and 2016 Coupe de France finals as well as the 2010 Trophée des Champions final. Parisians have been able to triumph in both of their Coupe de France games against Marseille but lost on penalties in their Supercup final.
Paired with the statistics, PSG's eagerness to triumph and the importance of the match make us believe that we will see the most likely happening – Pocchetino adding another piece of silverware to his extensive collection. Marseille's form has been on a decline, and they have come off an extremely disappointing Champions League group stage performance, which saw them finish last below the likes of Olympiacos, Porto, and Manchester City.
Betting on La Classique
Our hand-picked free betting tips will surely help you out if you are looking to place a bet on the upcoming Trophée des Champions final. Let’s talk more about why we think that our predictions will turn out to be true.
- Bet one: PSG to win
- Bet two: PSG –1.5 corner handicap
- Bet three: Over 3.5 cards
PSG to win
We firmly believe that Pocchetino’s squad will be quick to fix the mistake that they had in the last La Classique – failing to score a goal. In fact, we believe that PSG will enthusiastically get to scoring and find the net on multiple occasions. To clear out some possible confusion, know that if the match is drawn at full-time and PSG win in the additional extended time, this bet will not be successful.
PSG –1.5 corner handicap
Due to Paris Saint-Germain's dominant ball possession, Neymar and co rarely concede corners and earn a lot of corner kicks for themselves on the regular. So far this season, Marseille has had a terrible record in that department and have conceded the most corners out of any Ligue 1 side. These factors lead us to believe that PSG will have no trouble covering a –1.5 corner spread.
Over 3.5 cards
The French top-flight often sees a lot of booking, especially when it comes to this derby. The last La Classique resulted in 10 yellow and five red cards. More than enough to cover this over bet. Given that the game will be of great importance, we believe that players will be willing to take their tackles to an extreme level.