Marseille vs PSG – Le Classique: TV channel, team news, lineups & prediction

It’s a heavyweight top of the table clash in Ligue 1 on Sunday night as leaders Paris Saint-Germain travel to second-placed Olympique Marseille for Le Classique.

Christophe Galtier’s side haven’t been at their blistering best of late, recently losing to Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie, but a thrilling 4-3 win over Lille has restored their momentum in the league.

Hot on their heels are Marseille, who picked up a win over PSG in the Coupe de France just over two weeks ago to more than demonstrate what their capable of.

A spicy encounter awaits at the Orange Velodrome, here’s 90min’s preview of all the action.

Marseille vs PSG H2H (Last Five Games)

Current Form (Last Five Games)


Television Channel/Live Stream

United Kingdom

BT Sport 3, BT

United States

beIN SPORTS, Fanatiz, fuboTV, Sling World Sports


beIN SPORTS, fuboTV Canada

Marseille team news

Igor Tudor is without the suspended Chancel Mbemba, meaning former Manchester United centre-back Eric Bailly should line up in a back three alongside another former Premier League alumni, Sead Kolasinac.

Amine Harit and Samuel Gigot are injured.

Marseille predicted lineup (3-4-2-1): Lopez; Bailly, Balerdi, Kolasinac; Clauss, Rongier, Veretout, Tavares; Under, Malinovskyi; Sanchez

PSG team news

Neymar Jr, Benjamin Andre

Neymar is missing for Paris Saint-Germain / Sylvain Lefevre/GettyImages

It goes without saying that Neymar’s absence – a legitimate one this time – with ankle ligament damage is significant blow to Christophe Galtier and PSG.

The Brazilian is not the only absentee either, with Nuno Mendes another player to come off during the thrilling 4-3 win over Lille last weekend. Renato Sanches is out with a hamstring problem and doubts remain over the fitness of Achraf Hakimi – the uncertainty over his availability could lead to a rushed return for Nordi Mukiele.

Marquinhos has trained and could return in place of Presnel Kimpembe

PSG predicted lineup (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Ramos, Bernat; Verratti, Danilo, Vitinha; Messi; Mbappe, Ekitike

Le Classique is one of the most highly-anticipated games in the Ligue 1 calendar and Sunday’s clash at the Orange Velodrome could be another blockbuster.

PSG have come out on top more often than not in recent years, but an indifferent run of form has dented their usually sky-high confidence. A seven-goal thriller against Lille yielded the right result in the end but the warning sides were there – this PSG side, despite the presence of Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe, are beatable.

Throw into the mix that Marseille dumped PSG out of the Coupe de France just over two weeks ago and you sense that the home side could take away at least a point.

Prediction: Marseille 2-2 PSG