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PSG face Marseille in a Ligue 1 match at the Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, France on Sunday February 7, 2021 (02/07/21).
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who: Marseille vs PSG
When: Sunday February 7, 2021
Time: 3 p.m. ET
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Although Monaco coach Niko Kovac keeps saying his side are not title contenders, statistics suggest otherwise.
Monaco have won six straight games, scoring 18 goals along the way and collecting 22 out of 24 points to move up to fourth place. Defending champion Paris Saint-Germain is just three points ahead in third place.
That could change this weekend with Monaco in last place in Nimes and PSG facing a more difficult game in bitter rival Marseille. Both matches take place on Sunday.
Monaco’s total of 46 goals is improved only by Lyon (47) and PSG (53), second. The only catch for Monaco is that their total of 32 goals conceded is the highest of the top six teams.
“I want my team to be dynamic and attractive,” said Kovac. “We concede too many goals, which I don’t like. But it is a process of evolution.
The partnership between French striker Wissam Ben Yedder and German striker Kevin Volland is certainly developing for the better.
Volland joined modest German Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen last September where he was a consistent but unannounced player.
He has been a revelation in recent weeks, scoring six goals and several assists in Monaco’s undefeated eight-game streak. His tally of 11 league goals is matched by Ben Yedder – who was the league’s top scorer last season with PSG star Kylian Mbappe on 18.
Not good news for a defense of Nîmes who lost 47 goals – the most in the first division.
That Ben Yedder and Volland click so well is perhaps surprising, considering this is their first season together. But that’s a testament to the quick work done by Kovac, a former Croatia international who coached Bayern to a league and cup brace in 2019 before being sacked later this year.
When he joined Monaco last summer, the club were in fragile condition after going through two difficult seasons which saw the coaches come and go amid relegation fears.
“The two previous seasons didn’t bother me. The situation was much worse when I started at (Eintracht) Frankfurt (in 2016), ”said Kovac, 49, who had previously coached his national team for two years. “Without being arrogant, I believe in my abilities.”
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)