Marseille vs Rennes
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 30th January 2021
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome.
Marseille will be wondering what they have to do to get a win and they come into this encounter having lost their last 3 games in a row and their title dreams are now in tatters.
Last weekend it was more misery as they lost 3-1 at Monaco a top 4 rival and Marseille have now slipped down to sixth place. They are 13 points behind the league leaders and even seven behind 4th place.
Andre Villas- Boas side have lost their last 2 home games and have only won 40% here. Their last home game ended in a 1-0 defeat against Lens.
Rennes are in 5th place and are 4 points ahead of their hosts so they have the opportunity to really stretch their lead. Rennes form had been good but last weekend they lost against Lille 1-0 at home.
That match probably underlined that even though Rennes are a good team they won’t be finishing in the top 3 this season, there is clearly a gap in quality.
On the road Rennes have won 50% of their games and have only lost once so far with 5 wins and 4 draws.
Marseille vs Rennes Head to Head
- Last season this fixture ended 1-1.
- 4 of the last 5 matches has seen both teams to score.
- From the last 10 league meetings Marseille have won just 3 times.
- There is a 40% chance to see over 3.5 goals.
Marseille vs Rennes Prediction
Rennes are the team on form and the more dangerous side and on paper this should be an away victory.
At the same time Marseille are probably a man for man better team than Rennes but they tend to play as individuals more than as a team and it has been a big hindrance for the club.
The value on the home win is good and this is because of Marseille’s inconsistency. In truth we don’t believe that their poor form will continue and it might be worth backing Marseille to get all three points in this encounter.
Marseille vs Rennes Betting Tips:
Marseille to beat Rennes at 2.50 (6/4)
Anytime goalscorer: Dimitri Payet of Marseille at 4.00 (3/1).