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The Ligue 1 match at Stade Vélodrome on Sunday will see home side Marseille up against Reims.
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Marseille fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 4-0 Ligue 1 victory vs Strasbourg.
In that game, Marseille had 60% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 11 of them on target. For Marseille, the goals were scored by Gerson (32', 89'), Cengiz Ünder (73') and Cédric Bakambu (93'). At the other end, Strasbourg had 9 shots at goal with 4 on target.
A common theme in more recent Marseille games is the number of nil scores.
Taking their prior six matches before this one, in 5 of them a bet on BTTS would have been a losing one. Such a trend might not be sustained into this match, of course.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Nice in Ligue 1 action, Reims and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Reims managed 45% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For Reims, the goalscorers were Hugo Ekitike (9') and Kamory Doumbia (17'). Nice got 17 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Andy Delort (75', 77', 82') scored for Nice.
Reims have been good when going forward leading up to this encounter, having scored 9 times in their last 6 matches. While their manager Óscar García will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Reims have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 6 of those same outings.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels stretching back to 02/02/2019, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Marseille winning 2 of those games, Reims 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
In all, 14 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 7 from Les Olympiens and 7 netted by Les rouges et blancs. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
The previous league match featuring these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 34 on 24/04/2022 when the final score was Reims 0-1 Marseille.
On that occasion, Reims managed 29% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
For their opponents, Marseille had 14 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Gerson (83') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Jérôme Brisard.
Team News: Marseille
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just one fitness concern for the Marseille boss Igor Tudor to be concerned with from an otherwise complete group. Pau López (Muscle Injury) will miss out.
In all likelihood, Les Olympiens could use the 3-2-2-2-1 formation in the match with Ruben Blanco, Samuel Gigot, Leonardo Balerdi, Chancel Mbemba, Jonathan Clauss, Nuno Tavares, Valentin Rongier, Matteo Guendouzi, Gerson, Dimitri Payet and Arkadiusz Milik.
Team News: Reims
Reims boss Óscar García has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Moreto Cassamá (Injury to the ankle) and Kaj Sierhuis (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are those who can’t be considered.
There’s a good chance that Les rouges et blancs could decide to elect for a 3-2-2-1-2 system, settling for Patrick Pentz, Andrew Gravillon, Wout Faes, Yunis Abdelhamid, Emmanuel Agbadou, Bradley Locko, Marshall Munetsi, Azor Matusiwa, Arber Zeneli, Mitchel van Bergen and El Bilal Toure.
We believe that Marseille are likely to stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
However, Reims might well find it a difficult task to get a goal of their own but do we see them scoring as well.
We’re tipping a 3-1 winning score for Marseille after 90 minutes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Vélodrome (67,394)
Captain: Dimitri Payet
Chairman: Pablo Longoria
Manager: Igor Tudor