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Marseille are one of Ligue 1’s traditional favourites, though PSG’s dominance in this decade has left them with little in the way of titles. Though they’ve consistently placed among the top 5 teams for years, last season was particularly successful – they were the runners up with 56 points in total.
Under the leadership of the brilliant Portuguese coach André Villas-Boas, Marseille is in stronger form than they’ve been in quite a while. If Ligue 1 outright betting odds are to be believed, they are the third strongest team going into the 2020/21 season, just behind PSG and Lyon. At odds of 3.50 for a Top 3 finish, they boast a strong chance of moving on to international competitions as well.
Marseille Key Players
Any changes to Les Olympiens’ this year have been fairly minor and conservative. They’ve brought in a lot of young blood from their Under 19 team, except for the end of Álvaro González’ loan from Villarreal. Villas-Boas’ tactics have been fairly consistent last season, often employing a balanced 4-3-3 formation emphasizing freedom of movement for the strikers and attacking midfielders – namely Dario Bernadette or Morgan Sanson. That being said, their right winger Florian Thauvin is one of the most highly-praised assets of both Marseille and the French national team.
They have a versatile midfield with different options for the starting eleven, which can often greatly impact Marseille’s strategies. Boubacar Kamara, Kevin Strootman, and Valentin Rongier have all played as defensive midfielders. They are all very different players, though, which often dictates the pace fo the game. For instance, Kamara in the midfield usually means a more defensively-oriented approach.
Andre Villas-Boas did well to ease the pressure ahead of the new season. The Portuguese manager claimed PSG were contesting in a ‘different league’ in reference to their wealth and riches. Having relieved the pressure off his club about Le Classique, Marseille boss inadvertently turned his focus towards another high-note derby his club is involved in.
Derby de France against PSG might be the biggest game in the country but Marseille are also involved in what’s called Olympico, against Olympique Lyonnais. Also referred to as the Choc des Olympiques, matches between Marseille and Lyon are quite different to blood-boiling clashes with PSG.
The Olympico rivalry stems from pure competitiveness of the clubs’ players, managers and supporters in regards to fight for high-standard supremacy. This rivalry dates back to 1945, long before PSG were even established (1970) and therefore carries great importance for both sets of supporters.
Olympique de Marseille were founded in 1899, seven years after Rene Dufaure de Montmirail established an omnisport club with a primary focus on rugby. Football began gaining pace under the influence of English and German people from the French Sports Union USFSA and it was in the early 1900’s that Olympique de Marseille started making a name for themselves.
Marseille have spent most of their football history playing in the highest tier of French football. Moreover, they are the first and only club to win the European crown, in 1993 after beating Milan 1-0 in the UEFA Champions League final.
The Olympians, as Marseille are also known, play their matches at Stade Velodrome, which is a 67,000-seater venue situated in the southern part of the city. In addition to their Champions League title, Marseille also have nine Ligue 1 titles and 10 Coupe de France medals.
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