Marseille vs Reims
France Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 10th August 2019
Kick off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome (Marseille).
Marseille missed out on the Champions League last season and they are determined to get it right and find more consistency in this one and they have been very busy this summer.
Out of the door is the likes of Mario Balotelli who was only brought in at the beginning of the year. Clinton N’Jie has signed for Dinamo Moscow and Lucas Ocampos has joined Sevilla, so some big name players who have given Marseille a great service are gone.
But the club have also brought in some quality through the likes of Dario Benedetto from Boca Juniors who has cost 14m. Alvaro Gonzalez has been brought in at defence on loan from Villarreal.
Reims have spent 9m which has gone on two players in Predrag Rajkovic who may play in goal. Bjorn Endels has come in for 4m but was then sold onto Aston Villa in England. But a big loss for the team will be the departure of Pablo Chavarria who has joined Mallorca.
Marseille vs Reims: Head to Head
Last season this fixture ended 0-0.
Reims have not won at Marseille since 2013.
3 from the last 4 meetings have ended under 2.5 goals.
Marseille vs Reims: Prediction
Both teams have suffered some big player losses and the investments so far have not been too exciting. Reims have a tendency to get surprise results at the beginning of the season and that is why we will take them to win this game on the handicap.
It could be that things will only get better for Marseille just like last season as it goes on, and there is little to suggest they will be a threat for a top 3 place at this time. Reims need to get off to a decent start as this could be a struggle for them this season also.
Marseille vs Reims: Bet Tips:
Reims +1 Handicap @ 2.10 (11/10).