Sports Mole previews Sunday’s Ligue 1 clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille, including team news and predicted lineups.

The pick of the fixtures in gameweek three of the 2020-21 Ligue 1 campaign takes place on Sunday evening as champions Paris Saint-Germain play host to Marseille in Le Classique.

PSG suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Lens in their first game of the season, whereas Marseille marked their return to action with a 3-2 win over Brest.

Match preview

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel on October 18, 2019© Reuters

PSG’s squad has been decimated by several coronavirus cases in the past week or so, and the Champions League runners-up fielded a heavily inexperienced team for their inaugural game of the season against newly-promoted Lens.

Thomas Tuchel was forced to witness his side succumb to a 1-0 loss against the Ligue 1 returnees on Thursday night, and there is little time for PSG to dwell on that lowly defeat as they try to recover for the weekend showdown with Marseille.

Defeat to Lens ended a run of 15 games unbeaten in the French top flight for the champions, who also failed to score in a league match for the first time in nearly a year, but Tuchel insisted that his side were never likely to come up trumps given their disturbed summer.

A fourth straight Ligue 1 title will be well within PSG’s sights when some of their most prized assets return to action, but the champions certainly do not want to be…

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