Friday, January 10, the 20th day of Ligue 1 begins with a great meeting between Stade-Rennais and OM. Rennes wants to return to their opponent of the day while Marseille intends to keep their 2nd place.
Rennes vs Marseille Soccer Betting Tips
Winner of the Coupe de France last year, Stade Rennais disappointed this fall in the European Cup by finishing in last place in its group in the Europa League. On the other hand, the Bretons are rather convincing in the championship where they appear in 3rd place in the ranking, 5 lengths from the 2nd Marseille and with one less disputed match. Moreover, in Ligue 1, the Red and Black have won 7 victories in the last 8 days and and the last 5 before the break. They alternately dominated Saint-Etienne (2-1), Metz (0-1), Angers (2-1), Lyon (0-1) and Bordeaux (1-0). In the meantime, they were all the same out of the Coupe de la Ligue by Amiens (3-2) but qualified for the 16th finals of the Coupe de France by having Amiens also after the shots on goal (0-0, 5-4 TAB).
For its part, OM is in 2nd place in the league 1 ranking with all the same 7 lengths behind the Parisian leader who is missing a match. Well in their championship, the Marseillais have not lost in Ligue 1 since the end of October and their disappointment at the Parc des Princes (4-0). Since then, the Phocaeans have won 7 of their last 8 games as well as their opponent of the day. On the other hand, after having beaten Angers (0-2) and Bordeaux (3-1), the Olympians lost points against Metz (1-1). Just before the break, they won in front of Nîmes (2-0). Annoyed by Trélissac fans, they still managed to qualify during a penalty shootout (1-1, 2-4 tab).
The staff for Rennes vs Marseille
Rennes remains deprived of the substitutes Johansson, Guclu and Jonas Martin while Clément Grenier is also in the infirmary. On the other hand, the rookie Rapinha should make his return. With 8 goals scored in the first part of the season, the former Milanese Mbaye Niang has gained in efficiency.
For its part, OM cannot count on its world champion Thauvin who is expected for February. In addition to this, the Japanese side Sakai will be suspended after being excluded in front of Trélissac. Left idle last week, Mandanda, Kamara, Sanson and Amavi are expected to return.
The compositions for Rennes vs Marseille
The likely composition of Rennes:
Mendy – Traoré, Da Silva, Morel, Maoussa – Tait, Bourigeaud, Camavinga, Raphinha – Niang, Del Castillo
Absent: Johansson, Guclu, Martin, Grenier (injured)
The planned tactical arrangement (4-4-2):
Traoré – Da Silva – Morel – Maouassa
Tait – Bourigeaud – Camavinga – Raphina
Niang – Del Castillo
The likely composition of Marseille:
Mandanda – Sarr, Kamara, Gonzalez, Amavi – Strootman, Sanson, Rongier – Radonjic, Benedetto, Payet
Absent: Thauvin (injured) Sakaï (suspended).
The planned tactical arrangement (4-3-3):
Sarr – Kamara – Gonzalez – Amavi
Sanson – Strootman – Rongier
Radonjic – Benedetto – Payet
The history of confrontations Rennes vs Marseille
Since 2008, there have been 26 games between the two clubs. Marseille leads with 9 wins against 7 for Stade-Rennais. Otherwise, there are 10 draws between the two teams.
Key points for the match Rennes vs Marseille
– The two teams are confident and have not lost for months.
– Niang has scored 8 goals this season.
– Marseille seemed to be in trouble against Trélissac.
– The two teams often offer spectacular matches.
Soccer Betting Tips Rennes vs Marseille
These two teams in great shape may not be able to decide on this part which could prove to be pleasant to follow.
Betting Tips: Both teams to score