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Olympique Marseille vs Annecy betting tips: Coupe de France quarter-final preview, predictions and odds

Match preview

Will 2023 finally be the year that Olympique de Marseille’s trophy draught comes to an end?

Les Phocéens have captured 26 major titles in their illustrious history, although nothing has been added to the cabinet since they beat Lyon in the 2012 Coupe de la Ligue Final.

However, Igor Tudor’s team are now the favourites to win the Coupe de France, having knocked out both Rennes and Paris Saint-Germain so far.

In the previous round, Alexis Sánchez and Ruslan Malinovskyi were both on target as OM won against their biggest rivals at home for the first time in 12 years.

On Sunday night, the two met again with, this time, PSG running riot, claiming a 3-0 victory in le Classique.

That defeat leaves Marseille second in Ligue 1, on course for Champions League qualification once again.

Here though, it’s all about keeping the cup dream alive for les Olympiens.

Annecy meantime have done remarkably well just to get this far.

To date, Laurent Guyot’s team have won five fixtures, ousting Diables Noirs, Lyon La Duchère, Villerupt-Thil, ASM Belfort and Paris FC, scoring 19 times and winning two penalty shootouts.

So, Annecy have reached the last eight for the first time ever, whilst also competing in Ligue 2 for the very first time this season, currently sat tenth.

Can the away side spring a massive surprise, or will Marseille be too strong at Stade Vélodrome?

Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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