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Rennes and Marseille tipped to run each other close at Roazhon Park
Rennes vs Marseille
Few goals are predicted in Rennes vs Marseille clash (Getty Images)

Rennes and Marseille are set to produce a tight contest in their French League 1 clash at Roazhon Park. Both teams are jostling for the positions behind champions PSG and have been in good form in recent weeks. Driven by a superb defence, they are tipped to produce few goals on Friday.

Rennes Form 

Rennes were held to a 0-0 home draw against Amiens in the Coupe de France on Saturday but went on to win on penalties. They looked solid at the back but were wasteful in attack, failing to make any of their seven attempts on target count.

Julian Stephan's men have risen to third on the table having won their last five League 1 matches, including a 1-0 victory against Bordeaux in their previous home fixture. Their recent good form has been driven by a solid defence and they head into Friday’s clash with just one goal conceded in their last four Ligue 1 matches. 

Rennes News

Rennes are without injured midfielders Jonas Martin and Jakob Johansson. Midfielder Adrian Hunou was rested in the Coupe de France and is set to return to the starting lineup.

Rennes and Marseille have seen under 2.5 goals in their last two meetings (Getty Images)

Olympique Marseille Form 

Marseille also needed penalties in their Coupe de France fixture having been held to a 1-1 draw by Trelissac. Dimitri Payet struck a 20th minute equaliser after the National 2 team had taken the lead. 

Marseille are currently second on the table and have won seven of the last eight Ligue 1 matches, including a 3-1 victory over Nimes last time out. Like Rennes, they have also been solid in defence lately and have conceded just one goal in their last three away matches. 

Olympique Marseille News

Florian Thauvin is the only major absentee for Marseille with the forward ruled out with an ankle injury.

Rennes vs Marseille Head to Head 

Marseille have a 21-16 advantage with 13 draws from 50 previous matches against Rennes. There has been under 2.5 goals in the last two meetings while both teams have drawn the last three fixtures.

The reverse fixture at the Stade Velodrome ended 1-1 with M'Baye Niang opening the scoring for Rennes while Duje Caleta-Car netted the equaliser for Marseille.

Rennes vs Marseille Betting Odds

There is little to separate both teams with Rennes priced at 2.62 for a win while a victory for Marseille is valued at 2.75. Having drawn the last three meetings, a similar outcome is set at odds of 3.20. 

There has been under 2.5 goals in the last two fixtures which is paying 1.72 while BTTS is offered at 1.80 at bet365.

Rennes vs Marseille Match Up

Rennes have been superb at the back in recent weeks with just one goal conceded in their last four matches. Damien Da Silva and Jeremy Morel have formed a solid partnership in central defence and will be confident of shutting out the Marseille forward line. 

Marseille have also impressed at the back lately having been breached just once in their last three away matches. The central defensive duo of Duje Caleta-Car and Alvaro Gonzalez are expected to stand firm against the Rennes attack.

Rennes and Marseille have drawn their last three meetings (Getty Images)

Rennes vs Marseille Stats

  • Rennes and Marseille have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 2 meetings (Ligue 1).
  • Rennes and Marseille have drawn their last 3 meetings (Ligue 1).
  • Rennes are unbeaten in their last 5 matches (Ligue 1).
  • Marseille are unbeaten in their last 8 matches (Ligue 1).

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Where is Rennes vs Marseille being played?

Rennes vs Marseille will be played at Roazhon Park in Rennes, France.

When is Rennes vs Marseille being played?

Rennes vs Marseille will be played at 20.45 CET on Friday 10 January 2019.

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What happened in the last Rennes vs Marseille match?

Rennes and Olympique Marseille played out a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture in September.


Rennes and Marseille are evenly matched at the moment with both teams keeping things tight at the back. They are tipped to produce under 2.5 goals with a 1-1 draw the likely outcome.

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Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals Total Goals Market @1.72 at bet365 - 5 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result Market @3.20 at bet365 - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score Market @6.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Substitute Kevin Strootman grabbed a late winner for Marseille in a 1-0 win away at Rennes to ensure a 2 unit profit with the under 2.5 goals tip.
10 Jan 2020

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