Head-to-Head : Marseille vs. Paris Saint-Germain –Brice Dja Djedje vs. Gregory van der Wiel

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Ligue 1 rivals Olympique Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain meet on Sunday evening in a match that may prove decisive in deciding where the French title ends up this season.

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Only two separates these two sides in the top table, but how do their first teams compare man-for-man?

Both possess right-backs who love to get forward, but who can occasionally be found wanting defensively.

Paris defender Gregory van der Wiel has—for now—seen off the challenge of the unfortunate Serge Aurier and has made 20 Ligue 1 appearences so far this season..

He has contributed two assists and averages 2.3 tackles and 1.7 interceptions-per-match according to WhoScored.

Marseille’s Dja Djedje is not the sturdiest of defenders, and indeed, can be error-prone.

In 28 fixtures this season he has contributed three assists and averages 1.7 tackles-per-match. His interceptions, however, are up on van der Wiel’s, with the Ivorian international averaging two-per-match.

There is a chance that Marcelo Bielsa may opt for the more experienced, steady Ron Fanni for Sunday’s high-profile match.

Winner: Gregory van der Wiel

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