This weekend in French Ligue 1 all eyes will be focused on Paris and Parc des Princes where PSG will play against Clermont, but the fans aren’t interested so much in the opponent as they are in their new favorite players Messi and Ramos and everyone there is expecting their first match on home ground.
While Paris is living in fairytale other clubs are hoping that they can repeat the miracle that Lille did last season and win the title against so powerful PSG. Now when the best in the world, Messi is there the challenge is harder but it’s football and everything is possible.
Two of the teams that can hope to finish high on the table this weekend will play against each other. And it is not only a simple derby but it is famous southern derby in France or known as Derby de la Mediterranée (Mediterranean Derby) between Monaco and Olimpique de Marseille.
They are not city rivals, but it is well known that the biggest rivalry in the south of France is cultivated by Olympique Marseille and Monaco. And indeed, these are the biggest clubs in that part of the country. This season both team will play in UEFA Europa League and Monaco are certainly more sad about it as they were very close to reaching Champions League but unfortunately they were knocked off in the playoff by Shakhtar.Bet on Monaco vs Marseille with Bet9ja
Both Marseille and Monaco have the same goal this season, and that is to secure one of the first three places on the table that leads to the Champions League next season, so mutual meetings between them are of great importance for both teams. Both teams play attacking and efficient football, they are among the most efficient teams in the championship, and their mutual duels are full of goals from both sides. Therefore, we believe that this derby match will bring us an interesting and above all efficient match, in which both teams will want to score more goals than their rival.
Monaco is having rough start of the season in the league and in European competitions as they failed to reach their goal and to qualify for UEFA Champions League but as their manager said it is past and they need to focus on the competitions they are in now. After 4 matches they have only 4 points and they will need to do much more in the following matches.
Marseille is reborn this season under management of temperament Argentinian Jorge Sampaoli. And as their manager and the team is more aggressive and attacks a lot. They have 2 wins and a draw after 3 matches in the league and they were involved in a unpleasant scenes in other southern derby against Nice. Although we see all kinds of scenes from football fields all over Europe from week to week, the scenes from Nice on the day of the match with Marseille, were completely unrealistic. Nice fans landed on the field and started to fight with Marseille’s players and staff! Beside this incident the team is playing well especially in front of their fans and this team with this energy can hope and dream for high position on the table.
It is really difficult to predict such match it can easily go both ways, but we hope to see goals and fast attractive southern football.