Marseille vs Rennes
French Ligue 1 – Season 2017/18
Date: Sunday, 10th September 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome.
In the 5th round of French Ligue 1, Marseille is hosting Rennes at Stade Velodrome which could easily become one of the most exciting fixtures this week.
With 7 points, Marseille is sitting at the 6th place in the league table. They started the season with 2 clean-sheets wins, but a draw and a loss followed. Probably they neglected a bit their domestic campaign due to their recent entering the group phase of UEFA Europe League. Last round brought them their first loss for the season. They visited Monaco and were defeated with a score of 6 – 1. Cabella scored the goal that at least reduced the goal difference.
Rennes have 2 points. They are currently sitting at the bottom of the league table, only Metz being below them. It’s good they’ve managed to score in every match so far, but they also conceded as many as 10 goals. Most recently, they visited Toulouse and lost with a score of 3 – 2. Mubele, their top scorer, and Sarr scored the two goals for Rennes.
Marseille vs Rennes: Head to head
The two teams have had 44 head to head encounters so far. Marseille have the advantage with 20 wins, as opposed to Rennes’ 14. During the previous season, at Stade Velodrome, the hosts won with 2-0.
Marseille vs Rennes: Prediction
Even though Marseille is focusing on Europe League, they are expected to gain three points from this match without much difficulties. There’s no reason for them not to improve their domestic record in this rather easy fixture. Based on above discussed, we should nevertheless expect of the visitors to put up a resistance, and thus, goals on both sides of the pitch.
Marseille vs Rennes: Bet Tips
Both teams to score ‘YES’ @ 1.76 – Bet 365
Marseille to win @ 1.67 – William Hill