Reims vs Marseille
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 2nd February 2019
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Auguste Delaune (Reims).
This game sold out in record time for Reims as they will take on historically one of France’s best teams in Marseille on Saturday evening.
Added to the spice of playing Marseille is that if Reims win then they will go past them in the league, both sides have 31 points each.
The home sides form has been very solid and they are unbeaten in the league for the past five games. This includes going to Lyon and getting a respectable 1-1 draw. Reims last game ended in a 1-0 victory at Guingamp.
At home Reims have lost just 1 game in their past five but they have won under 40% of their games and almost drawn half of their games. Their last two home matches have ended in draws.
Marseille have a lot of problems and there have been calls from the fans for Rudi Garcia the coach to be sacked following just one win in almost two months. The club have picked up just 12 points from their last 10 games and their poor form continued last week when they lost to Lille. The big news for the club was that they have signed Mario Balotelli from Nice.
Marseille have lost 6 games when playing away from 11 and are conceding on average 2 goals a game on the road.
Reims vs Marseille: Head to Head
The reverse fixture earlier in the season ended 0-0.
The last time the teams played here the game ended 1-0 to Reims.
Marseille have not won at this ground since 2014.
The last 3 meetings have all ended in under 1.5 goals.
Reims vs Marseille: Prediction
This is a tough game to call because Reims will have to be at their best to get anything in this game. But they do usually raise their game against the better sides and their form is very solid if not spectacular.
Marseille are just all over the place at the moment and this might be coach Garcia’s last season. We are going to back Reims and remember that not all is well in the Marseille camp and they have quite a distance to travel for this game in freezing conditions. This should all play into Reims hands, who can achieve a narrow win.
Reims vs Marseille: Bet Tips
Reims to beat Marseille at 2.70 (17/10)
Highest scoring half: 1st half at 2.10 (11/10).