Marseille vs Rennes Prediction and Match Preview

Marseille vs Rennes 2018-19 French Ligue 1 by LeagueLane

Marseille vs Rennes
2018/19 French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 26th August 2018
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome (Marseille).

The 3rd week of French Ligue 1 matches comes to an end with Marseille and Rennes who take each other on Sunday night.

Marseille were brilliant the last time they were at home when they easily beat Toulouse 4-0. But then they were massively shocked by Ligue 1 newcomers Nimes and lost that game away 3-1. It was a real come down for the giants of French football and it also told us something. That is Marseille will be much stronger at home this season.

Rennes lost their opening game when they were easily outclassed away to Lille and went down 3-1. But back at home they found their right gears and a good method of play and beat Angers 1-0, and this was an important victory for the club after losing the week before. Just like Marseille Rennes could struggle away from home this season and that is why the bookmakers are already siding with the home team to win this game.

Marseille vs Rennes: Head to Head

  • The last time the teams played here in the league Rennes won 3-1.
  • Home or away 4 of the last 5 games has ended in over 2.5 goals.
  • Rennes have won 3 of the last 5 games at Stade Velodrome.

Marseille vs Rennes: Prediction

There is no real clear pattern to these games, but Rennes do like coming to this stadium. That is why we need to give the club some respect and it could be that Marseille will be inconsistent this season. We feel we will see a very open and very attacking game and will back the goals in this game alongside both teams to score.

Florent Thauvin has been in superb goal scoring form for the home side and we will also back him to score anytime.

Marseille vs Rennes: Bet Tips

  • Both teams to score at 1.72 (8/11)
  • Over 3.5 goals at 2.63 (13/8)
  • Anytime goal scorer: Florian Thauvin (Marseille) at 2.00 (1/1).