Rennes vs Marseille
France – Ligue 1
Date: Friday 10th January 2020
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Roazhon Park.
There were no Ligue 1 games last weekend, so these matches are the first league ones of 2020 and Rennes kick off the decade at home to Marseille.
The first half of the season has been a tremendous success for the club who are in 3rd place and have 33 points. Even though they are five points behind Marseille they have a game in hand and that could be reduced to just two points. Rennes will meet Marseille on Friday night to kick start the Ligue 1 weekend and it is third versus second, it what should be a great game to witness.
Rennes have been one of the best in form teams in the league and have won their last five games in a row when at home. Their last match here ended in a 1-0 win over Bordeaux. The only criticism is that they could be scoring more at home and have 15 so far.
Marseille will be looking to win this and make some space between 2nd and 3rd, in that regard this is a massive game for the club. Form has been fantastic for the club who have lost just once in their last 10 games and have earned 25 points from their last 30.
The club have lost 2 matches away from home all season and have gone their last 3 matches on the road undefeated. Their last game ended in a 1-1 draw with Metz.
Rennes vs Marseille: Head to Head
The last two meetings between the sides has ended in the same result of 1-1.
Rennes have not beaten Marseille at home since 2016 going back 7 games.
There is a 70% chance to see both teams to score.
Rennes vs Marseille: Prediction
We are going to back the away win as Marseille have a good hold over Rennes in recent years and are on glorious form. Of course, so are Rennes and they have a lot to play for here.
We expect a close and entertaining game and can also see both teams to find the back of the net in what should be an absorbing evening in Rennes.
For smaller stakes we will back Dario Benedetto for the away side who already has 7 goals this season.
Rennes vs Marseille: Betting Tips
Marseille to beat Rennes at 2.75 (7/4)
Both teams to score at 1.80 (4/5)
Anytime goalscorer: Dario Benedetto (Marseille) at 2.50 (6/4).