Ligue 1 – Olympique de Marseille to face Rennes on Match-day 8

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Next Sunday at 3:00pm GMT, on matchday 8 of the Ligue 1, we will see Marseille play Rennes at the Orange Velodrome.

Marseille will take on Rennes on Sunday, as second takes on sixth in the League.

This season’s Ligue 1 campaign, has so far seen Olympique de Marseille achieve 19 points

Marseille will take a huge positive from their recent 2-1 win against Lille at Orange Velodrome.

Also, Marseille’s League position speaks for itself, as The Phocaeans continue their rich vein of winning form. Their last win, was the 5th in a row, a form has placed them in clear contention for Champion’s League qualification. With 19 points, they currently sit second in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 6 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws having won six games and drawn one game.

When Marseille host Rennes, they will do so on the back of four wins on their own ground.

Winning this fixture will see Olympique de Marseille on 22 points.

Good atacking and defensive team

Marseille’s defence has been rock solid so far, only conceding four goals in their previous matches. They have a good scoring stats of 15 goals. This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Alexis Sanchez (4), Nuno Tavares (3), and Luis Suarez (2).

It is likely that one key players will miss Sunday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Igor Tudor and his Marseille team.

Rennes’ campaign so far has seen them accrue 11 points this season

It was three points secured for Rennes in their last fixture, beating Auxerre 5-0 at Roazhon Park.

Also, Rennes keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last five meetings is astonishing this season. Now they have 3 matches won, 2 games lost and 2 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in sixth place, with a total of 11 points having won three games, drawn two matches, and lost two games.

Rennes will travel to Marseille with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with two darts and one losses.

Rennes will see 14 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Rennes, in terms of goals scored (13). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Martin Terrier (3), Arthur Theate (2), and Joe Rodon (1). Rennes have conceded seven goals.

Rennes’s squad has depth, but even so, Bruno Genesio is likely to be missing three of they key players when they start Sunday’s game.

Olympique de Marseille v Rennes – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Marseille and Rennes have faced each other 55 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Marseille’s favour (24 – 17). Further, the Orange Velodrome has proven to be something of a fortress for Marseille, where they have won all last one game. May 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and The Phocaeans took all three points winning 2-0.

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