This will be the the first of two meetings between Marseille and PSG at the Vélodrome this February, and with a couple of changes expected on the side of Paris Saint-Germain, Igor Tudor will be hoping to field a strong side in this Coupe de France edition of Le Classique, but with some changes expected from the side that lost to Nice (1-3).
The Olympians should be lining up with their usual 3-4-3 formation with a three man defence of Chancel Mbemba, Samuel Gigot, and Sead Kolasinac returning to starting eleven on the left hand side of the back three. Pau López returned in goal against Nice, but second goalkeeper Rubén Blanco could regain his place in the cup. In midfield it looks as if Jordan Veretout and Valentin Rongier will pair up in the central positions, with Issa Kaboré and Jonathan Clauss being mobilsed in the wing-back positions due to an injury to Nuno Tavares.
Ounahi came off the bench once again during the match against Nice at the weekend, but looks likely to earn his first start against PSG, alongside Ruslan Malinovskyi in the offensive wide-midfield positions. Whilst new-signing Vitinha started in the striker position against Nice, a return for Alexis Sánchez looks more than possible, especially considering his positive performance earlier this season against PSG.
Marseille likely XI v PSG:
Blanco – Mbema, Gigot, Kolasinac – Clauss, Rongier, Veretout, Kaboré – Ounahi, Malinovskyi – Sánchez.