Rennes vs Marseille
French Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday, 21st September 2016
Kick Off: 20:00 BST
Venue: Roazhon Park (Rennes).
Chritsian Gourcuff’s return to Rennes as coach has been a mixed if not interesting start with the team in 10th place having won 2, lost 2 and drawn 1. At home the team have been very solid beating both Nancy and Caen by the same score line of 2-0. Now they face stiffer opposition.
Marseille have only won one game so far and are in 15th place where they find themselves 8 points behind leaders Monaco. They have lost both of their away games although they did give Nice a real fright before losing 2-1 in their last away match. At the weekend they drew 0-0 at home to Lyon.
Rennes vs Marseille: Head to Head Stats
Marseille love coming to Roazhon Park where they have remained undefeated here since 2008. In that time the clubs have met 8 times where we have witnessed 5 draws or 62% of the results have ended all square.
Last season Marseille won this fixture 1-0 however the reverse match saw them lose 5-2 so anything could happen in this game. There is a 60% chance of seeing fewer than 3 goals when Rennes has been the home team.
Rennes vs Marseille: Prediction
Marseille have the opportunity with a win to leap frog Rennes and get their stuttering campaign going. One could well say that both clubs are evenly matched for being so inconsistent.
On one hand we have the home team that have not let us down at home and the away team that keep doing so. Marseille flooded the midfield against Lyon and the same tactic will most probably be used against Rennes.
The home team have not conceded at home and will play their famed diamond formation, expect a battle of wills in midfield.
Rennes vs Marseille: Bet Tips
Marseille +1 Goal handicap at 8/13 (1.62)
Under 2.5 goals at ¾. (1.75),
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