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Coupe de France

  • February 27, 2013
  • • 2:55 PM
  • • Parc des Princes, Paris
  • Referee: S. Lannoy
  • • Attendance: 42000
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Preview: Paris Saint-Germain - Marseille

Preview: Paris Saint-Germain - Marseille

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David Beckham is set to start when the two rivals meet for the second time in four days as OM aims to avenge a 2-0 defeat to the Ligue 1 leader on Sunday.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS


PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN

Porto
Sirigu
Van der Wiel, Armand, Alex, Maxwell
Beckham, Matuidi,
Menez, Pastore
Lavezzi, Ibrahimovic

OLYMPIQUE DE MARSEILLE
Olympique de Marseille
Mandanda
Fanni, N'Koulou, Lucas Mendes, Morel
Barton, Romao
Kadir, Valbuena, Ayew
Gignac

Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti will hand David Beckham a first start in PSG colors, after the former England captain came off the bench for a starring cameo against Olympique de Marseille on Sunday.

The 37-year-old is set to replace the suspended Marco Verratti in the middle of the park, alongside either Blaise Matuidi or Clement Chantome, as Ancelotti seeks to shuffle his pack slightly for the Coupe de France clash.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic could also be rested, in favor of Kevin Gameiro, though otherwise it is likely to be largely unchanged from the side that beat Elie Baup's men just two days ago.

For Marseille, the team welcomes back Jordan Ayew from suspension, after the Ghana international missed Sunday's clash. Elder brother Andre is a doubt after picking up a knock at Parc des Princes, and could well be replaced by the younger sibling.

Jeremy Morel is also uncertain to play, leaving Marseille short at left back, with 18-year-old Baptiste Aloe ready to step in should the former Lorient player fail to recover in time.
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Paris Saint-Germain sits atop of the Ligue 1 table, three points clear of Lyon, and eight ahead of Marseille.
  • Carlo Ancelotti's side beat fifth division Arras 4-3, and Ligue 1 outfit Toulouse 3-1 to make it this far in the competition.
  • Les Parisiens have lifted the Coupe de France eight times, the second highest total in history.
  • Both PSG and Marseille meet for the fourth time this season, the last three coming at the Parc des Princes.
  • Marseille sits third in Ligue 1, and is just a point ahead of high-flying Nice in the race for the Champions League.
  • L'OM has won the Coupe de France 10 times - a record. The club has not lifted the famous trophy since 1989 however.
  • Sunday's game at the Parc des Princes was the first time in 14 games that OM had failed to score against its arch rival.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

PSG

Olympique Marseille

Wins
5
0
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Paris Saint-Germain FC PSG
Paris Saint-Germain FC PSG
Draw
Olympique de Marseille MAR
Olympique de Marseille Olympique Marseille
79%

Top 3 Predictions

Paris Saint-Germain FC PSG
2 - 0
Olympique de Marseille MAR
Paris Saint-Germain FC PSG
2 - 1
Olympique de Marseille MAR
Paris Saint-Germain FC PSG
3 - 1
Olympique de Marseille MAR

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