Ligue 1 fans had to wait three weeks. It’s coming next Friday! The top French division is back in business and has a top game in its bag right at the start of the year. Rennes meets Marseille. The odds of the bookmakers already make it clear that this is a duel at eye level. Due to quotations beyond 2.60 on both sides, a clear favorite role cannot be assigned.
Rennes vs Marseille Betting Predictions and Odds
Stade Rennes is currently in strong third place in the table. The red-blacks play a season that is sensational for their standards and celebrated five wins in a row before the short winter break. The club from Brittany is also home to five successes at home, which should be taken into account in the forecast between Rennes and Marseille.
Logically, the task on Friday evening within the framework of the 20th game day does not become a sure-fire success, because Olympique Marseille comes second in Roazhon Park. After initial difficulties, coach Andre Vilas-Boas’ team has recently swam themselves free. Seven victories from the last eight encounters clearly underline this.
For the top game Rennes vs. We still prefer Marseille to a tip on the hosts, who beat Paris St. Germain in the current season against a home backdrop. In addition, l’OM was much weaker abroad than at home during the course of the season. In this respect, we trust the surprise team to make another coup.
Rennes – Statistics & Current Form
The Stade Rennais Football Club is currently preparing to play the most successful season in its Ligue 1 history. So far, fourth place has been the best placement in the books (most recently in 2006/2007), but based on previous impressions, it seems that the tenth from last year is finally trying to break this record.
Thanks to a very strong record of ten wins, three draws and five losses, the red-blacks have taken third place. Because the team of coach Julien Stephan can also play a catch-up game, there is even the possibility to distance the fourth place to five points.
Even better: If the prediction of the home win came true on Friday evening between Rennes and Marseille, the surprise team would have the jump to second place in their own hands with three more points in the catch-up game mentioned. How to turn it, the reigning French cup winner is playing a great season and is bursting with confidence.
Immediately before the winter break, the club from Brittany, founded in 1901, started an impressive winning streak. The Stephan team left the field five times in a row as a winner and, among other things, forced the teams from Lyon, Bordeaux or St. Etienne, who were actually more highly valued, to their knees.
In the course of the successful run, the defensive in particular attracted attention. Since keeper Mendy only had to reach twice in the five games mentioned (three “clean sheets”), a total of seven own hits were enough to achieve the maximum yield in December 2019 (15 points). Defense is generally the showpiece of the team. Only Paris St. Germain and Reims (ten each) conceded fewer goals than the third in the table.
In addition, the home strength must be given as an argument to advertise the odds on the red-blacks in the game Rennes against Marseille. The most recent five matches in Roazhon Park were all victorious. Overall, the Breton are in six threes from nine home games. Industry leader Paris St. Germain was also defeated at home.
Compared to the successful start to the year last weekend in the cup against Amiens (victory after a penalty shoot-out), there will probably be few changes in the starting XI. Julien Stephan trusts his well-established tribe and only has to do without the two injured midfielders Jonas Martin and Jakob Johansson.
Probable lineups of Rennes:
↳ Mendy – Doumbia, Morel, da Silva, Traore – Camavinga, Bourigeaud – Tait, Raphinha – Del Castillo, Niang
↳ Coach: Stephan
Last games from Rennes:
⚽️ 01/04/2020 – Rennes vs. Amiens 0-0 (Coupe de France)
⚽️ 12/21/2019 – Rennes vs. Girondins Bordeaux 1-0 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 18.12.2019 – Amiens vs. Rennes 3-2 (Coupe de la Ligue)
⚽️ 12/15/2019 – Lyon vs. Rennes 0-1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 12.12.2019 – Rennes vs. Lazio Rome 2-0 (Europa League)
Marseille – Statistics & Current Form
Olympique Marseille almost embarrassed itself to the bone last weekend. Against the fourth division team Trelissac FC, the big favorite struggled after a gap in the penalty shoot-out and was only able to make it perfectly there for the next round.
With a similarly weak performance, which was not due to the fact that the Portuguese coach Andre Vilas-Boas spared his regular players, the light blue and whites should have a bad card on the 20th match day in the visit to Brittany. An increase will be essential if the southern French want to continue their strong series from 2019.
In the last eight games of the old year, l’OM remained undefeated. Seven wins and a draw over this period ensured that the fifth from last year left the below-average start behind and is now aiming to return to the UEFA Champions League.
Despite the very strong result of 22 points from eight matches, it should be noted that the defensive only managed to play zero in two cases. In general, twelve goals from nine away games in the current season are not particularly praiseworthy, especially when you consider that the offensive by superstar Dimitri Payet also only scored twelve goals.
With four wins abroad (three draws, two bankruptcies), the light blue-whites are still among the better away teams in a Ligue 1, which tends to be dominated by home teams. However, this does not change the fact that the only guest appearance with a top four team, at Paris St. Germain, was clearly lost with 0: 4.
In view of the disappointing performance from the previous week, the possibly average balance in the distance and the occasionally unfocused defensive, between Rennes and Marseille we consider a tip on the home side to be more lucrative than an alternative bet on the runner-up who is on his best attacker Florian Thauvin as well as the suspended Sakai.
Probable lineup of Marseille:
↳ Pelé – Amavi, Caleta-Car, Gonzalez, Sarr – Strootman, Rongier, Lopez – Payet, Radonjic (Benedetto), Samson
↳ Coach: Vilas-Boas
Last games from Marseille:
⚽️ 01/05/2020 – Trelissac vs. Marseille 1: 1 (Coupe de France)
⚽️ 12/21/2019 – Marseille vs. Olympique Nimes 3: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 12/14/2019 – Metz vs. Marseille 1-1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 08.12.2019 – Marseille vs. Girondins Bordeaux 3: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 03.12.2019 – Angers vs. Marseille 0-2 (Ligue 1)
Rennes vs Marseille Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Already in the first leg of the current season Olympique Marseille had a very difficult time at Stade Velodrome. Only a header from Duje Caleta-Car in the second half ensured the 1-1 score. It was the third consecutive draw in Ligue 1. Already in the past season 2018/19 both meetings ended without a winner.
Rennes celebrated their last home win against Marseille in 2016. Of the most recent twelve duels in front of their own fans, only four were lost to the top team from the south of France. From a red-black perspective, there is therefore no need to speak of an opponent of fear.
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Rennes vs Marseille Betting Predictions and Odds
We can look forward to a real treat on Friday evening in French Ligue 1. The third in the table receives the second in the classification. In the duel between Rennes and Marseille, the hosts are given slightly better chances according to the betting odds, whereby in view of a 2.60 on home win versus a 2.70 on top of away success, one should not speak of a favorite position.
The betting base nevertheless made the advantages of the host. After all, the red-blacks in Ligue 1 have five wins in a row. The most recent five matches were all victorious against a home backdrop. In addition, Stephan-Elf has one of the best three defenses in the country, which makes the task even more difficult for l’OM.
Key facts – Rennes vs Marseille tips
⭐️ Rennes has won the last five consecutive Ligue 1 matches
⭐️ The red-blacks celebrated six wins in nine home games (including against PSG)
⭐️ Marseille only won four out of nine away games (12:12 goals)
The guests from the southern French port city are also in great shape with 22 out of a possible 24 points from the past eight matches, but the start of the year for the fourth division side Trelissac was anything but good. In general, the team of Coach Vilas-Boas abroad is far from being as strong as at home.