Marseille vs Rennes
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 19th September 2021
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome (Marseille).
Marseille have started the season with positive results and they come into this game unbeaten. They will be the favourites to win but this will not be an easy game for them.
L’OM are in 3rd place with 10 points but because of PSG’s fantastic start they already trail the Paris club by 5 points. Form is good for Marseille though and they have won their last 2 games which have come against Saint Etienne and Monaco respectively.
Rennes are in 12th place and have won just once so far in this new campaign. The club are not in good form and after a solid start have now lost their last 2 games. Rennes have been beaten by Angers and Reims and by the same score line of 2-0.
The club played in the Europa Conference League in midweek and they drew 2-2 at home to Tottenham. This would have been seen as a decent result against a quality Premier League club.
Marseille vs Rennes: Head to Head
- Marseille won this fixture last season 1-0.
- In league meetings only Rennes have just 1 victory over Marseille in the last 7 meetings.
- Rennes haven’t won at Marseille since 2017.
Marseille vs Rennes: Prediction
Marseille will be the favourites and rightly so with the form that they are in. What we should remember is that both sides played in Europe in midweek. Rennes had the advantage as they stayed in France but Marseille had to travel to Russia to play Lokomotiv Moscow with that game finishing 1-1, so some players may be a little tired.
This will be a big battle and Marseille cannot afford to drop points, our tip is to back the home side. We will back Dimtri Payet for the home side to score in this game, he has been on good form and has 3 goals already and is in fact Marseille’s top goalscorer so far