Paris Saint-Germain have overcome a sticky patch by recording four straight wins and should complete the nap hand at home to Marseille in Ligue 1 on Sunday night.
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Either side of the season’s first international break, the all-conquering French club had a poor spell when they lost to Monaco and drew with St Etienne in the league while also opening their European campaign with a home stalemate against Arsenal.
They were also beaten 10 days later by Toulouse, but any suggestions that Unai Emery was the wrong choice to replace Laurent Blanc as manager have subsequently been quietened, if not totally silenced, by a quartet of victories.
PSG are not, however, top of the league table despite starting the campaign as prohibitively short-priced favourites to retain their title because Nice are flying, four points clear of them.
Still, things are reverting to what has become the norm for the super-rich club from the capital and they are also in good shape in the Champions League, with their match at the Emirates Stadium on November 23 looking like it will determine who finishes top of the group.
Marseille's Florian Thauvin (left) tussles with Paris Saint-Germain's Serge Aurier (Getty Images)
As for Marseille, they suffered a hugely disappointing 2015-16 campaign when they simply drew far too many games - 18 out of 38 including an incredible 11 from 19 at home - to finish 13th in the table and with little improvement so far this term, it has been all change at the club this week.
L’OM have been taken over by American businessman Frank McCourt in a £40million deal and his first move on the playing side has been to install Rudi Garcia as manager to replace interim coach Franck Passi.
The main problem in terms of Marseille’s results has been their away form because they have collected only one point from a possible 12 on the road and that tally looks most unlikely to increase at the Parc des Princes, unless Garcia can work his magic very quickly.
Marseille’s recent head-to-head record against PSG is awful with 10 consecutive defeats and an 11th looks very much on the cards, although the visitors have scored at least one goal in each of those last four games and we will count on that trend to continue.
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