The Ligue 1 title race is set for a crunch clash on Sunday, as league leaders PSG travel to face rivals Marseille, who sit in second place only five points from the top.
Known as Le Classique, the rivalry match is one of the hottest tickets in French football with trip to the Stade Velodrome providing some tense battles for the travelling Parisians as the home crowd whips up a hostile atmosphere.
Marseille have already beaten PSG at home in French Cup Round of 16 action this season, and they could use a victory in league play to give them a realistic shot at the title with just 13 matches remaining after Sunday.
Here’s all the key information on the match including kickoff time, live streaming and TV channels, lineups and betting odds.
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What time is Marseille vs PSG kick off?
This Ligue 1 clash kicks off at the Stade Velodrome on Sunday, February 26 at 8:45 p.m. local time.
Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:
|USA||Sun, Feb. 26||14:45 ET|
|Canada||Sun, Feb. 26||14:45 ET|
|UK||Sun, Feb. 26||19:45 GMT|
|Australia||Mon, Feb. 27||06:45 AEDT|
|India||Mon, Feb. 27||01:15 IST|
|Hong Kong||Mon, Feb. 27||03:45 HKT|
|Malaysia||Mon, Feb. 27||03:45 MYT|
|Singapore||Mon, Feb. 27||03:45 SGT|
|New Zealand||Mon, Feb. 27||08:45 NZDT|
Marseille vs PSG live stream, TV channel
Here’s how to watch all of the action from this match in some of the major territories:
|USA||beIN Sports||fuboTV, beIN Sports Connect|
|Canada||beIN Sports||fuboTV Canada, beIN Sports Connect|
|UK||BT Sport 3||BT Sport app/site|
|Australia||beIN Sports 3||beIN Sports Connect, Kayo Sports|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport 7 beIN||beIN Sports Connect|
|Hong Kong||beIN Sports 2||beIN Sports Connect, now TV|
beIN Sports Connect, sooka
|Singapore||beIN Sports||beIN Sports Connect, StarHub TV+|
UK: This match will be broadcast live in the UK via BT Sports’ TV and streaming services.
USA: U.S.-based fans can watch the game on beIN Sports and stream it on fuboTV or beIN Sports Connect.
Canada: The Ligue 1 match is televised by beIN Sports, and streamed via fuboTV in Canada.
Australia: Fans in Australia can watch the match on beIN and stream it live and on demand via beIN Sports and Kayo Sports.
Marseille vs PSG lineups
Marseille boss Igor Tudor is still without defender Samuel Gigot as his only absentee this weekend, however, he is expected to make changes to his starting side, with Matteo Guendouzi and Ruslan Malinovskyi set to return.
Guendouzi is moved up into a more advanced role, seeing new arrival Azzedine Ounahi drop to the bench just one match after making his first start for Marseille, when he was yanked at halftime. Dimitri Payet also doesn’t start, little surprise as he has failed to make much of an impact this season and has been an unused substitute two games in a row.
Marseille starting XI (3-4-3): Lopez (GK) — Kolasinac, Balerdi, Bailly— Under, Rongier, Veretout, Tavares, — Guendouzi, Sanchez, Malinovksyi.
Marseille subs: Blanco (GK), Kabore, Clauss, Elmaz, Ounahi, Vitinha, Payet.
📋 STARTING XI | #OM v @PSG_English
Igor Tudor has named his 1️⃣1️⃣ to take on the capital side.
🔊 ALLEZ OM!!!!#OMPSG | ⚪️🔵 pic.twitter.com/kyqzXZzrhe
— Olympique de Marseille 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 (@OM_English) February 26, 2023
Defensive pair Achraf Hakimi and Marquinhos were not risked in last weekend’s 4-3 home win over Lille, and should return for the visitors, but Neymar, Renato Sanches and Achraf Hakimi are sidelined. Neymar is sidelined with yet another ankle injury picked up last weekend against Lille.
Christophe Galtier has opted to switch to a 3-5-2, benching forward Hugo Ekitike in favor of an extra midfielder. Vitinha enters the lineup alongside expected starters Marco Verratti and Fabian Ruiz.
PSG starting XI (3-5-2): Donnarumma (GK) — Marquinhos, Ramos, Kimpembe — Mukiele, Vitinha, Verratti, Ruiz, Mendes — Messi, Mbappe.
PSG subs: Rico (GK), Letellier (GK), Bernat, Pembele, Bitshiabu, Danilo, Zaire-Emery, Soler, Ekitike.
📋 La compo pour #LeClassique ! 🔴🔵#OMPSG pic.twitter.com/nt7A8v4GZt
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) February 26, 2023
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Marseille vs PSG prediction, odds
Marseille know this could be their best chance to keep the Ligue 1 title race alive, with PSG potentially distracted by their incoming Champions League clash with Bayern Munich next month, and Christophe Galtier’s charges winning just once in their last four games in all competitions.
Veteran striker Alexis Sanchez is in-form for the hosts, and they will fancy their chances of unsettling PSG, and getting a result that keeps them in the hunt.
Prediction: A 2-2 draw
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|Over/Under 2.5 goals||-182 / -154||4/7, 5/4||1.58 / 2.25||1.58 / 2,34|
|Both teams to score Y/N||-204 / +140||4/9, 13/8||1.5 / 2.45||1.45 / 2,37|