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  • 6 October 2013
  • • 20:00
  • • Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
  • Referee: C. Turpin
  • • Attendance: 44391
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Ladbrokes PaddyPower WilliamHill MyBet Tipico
Marseille 4.00 3.90 4.00 4.20 4.00
Draw 3.40 3.40 3.30 3.45 3.40
PSG 1.91 1.91 1.95 1.90 2.00
Olympique de Marseille-Paris Saint-Germain Preview: Top of the table in sight for Classique rivals

Olympique de Marseille-Paris Saint-Germain Preview: Top of the table in sight for Classique rivals

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If Monaco drop point on Saturday then either side could be propelled to the top of Ligue 1 in the most hotly contested rivalry in France on Sunday

Second meets third in Ligue 1 on Sunday when Olympique de Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain lock horns in le Classique at the Stade Velodrome.

Reigning champions PSG sit second on goal difference behind leaders Monaco, just one point clear of Elie Baup's men, meaning either side could go top with a win if Monaco drop points at home to Saint-Etienne on Saturday.

Laurent Blanc's team are yet to taste defeat in all competitions this season, taking 18 points from eight league fixtures while also lifting the Trophee des Champions and winning their opening two Champions League fixtures.

Cavani - who has struck four times in the league this season - will likely start alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic up front, with the Swede expected to continue as PSG captain in the absence of the injured Thiago Silva.

Marseille have not beaten PSG in their last five meetings in all competitions and, while they have enjoyed a similar record to PSG domestically, Baup's side have struggled in Europe this campaign.

They are bottom of Champions League Group F after following up their 2-1 defeat to Arsenal with a 3-0 loss against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

However, Marseille's only reverse in Ligue 1 came in a 2-1 loss to pacesetters Monaco at the start of September and they have won two and drawn two of their league games since then.

Baup will have to cope without leading goalscorer Andre-Pierre Gignac against PSG, though, with the striker absent due to a toe injury.

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Available Squads
30Steve MandandaGoalkeeper
3N. N'KoulouDefender
-LucasDefender
-Benjamin MendyDefender
24Rod FanniDefender
4Alaixys RomaoMidfielder
-G. ImbulaMidfielder
28Mathieu ValbuenaMidfielder
10André AyewStriker
15Jordan AyewStriker
7Dimitri PayetStriker
-Brice SambaGoalkeeper
21Souleymane DiawaraDefender
7Benoît CheyrouMidfielder
-Mario LeminaMidfielder
-Florian ThauvinMidfielder
9André Pierre GignacStriker
29Saber KhlifaStriker
30Salvatore SiriguGoalkeeper
15MarquinhosDefender
33AlexDefender
17MaxwellDefender
23Gregory van der WielDefender
8Thiago MottaMidfielder
14Blaise MatuidiMidfielder
24Marco VerrattiMidfielder
9Edinson CavaniStriker
10Zlatan IbrahimovicStriker
21Ezequiel LavezziStriker
1Nicolas DouchezGoalkeeper
6Zoumana CamaraDefender
3Lucas DigneDefender
26Christophe JalletDefender
31Adrien RabiotMidfielder
27Javier PastoreMidfielder
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