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Rennes will be back in action on Friday as they prepare for their upcoming Coupe De France game with Marseille.
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Marseille, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 3-1 Ligue 1 triumph vs FC Lorient.
In that match, Marseille had 69% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. For Marseille, the goalscorers were Sead Kolašinac (38'), Alexis Sánchez (53') and Jordan Veretout (59'). Lorient had 9 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Terem Moffi (29') was the scorer for FC Lorient.
Marseille can boast an impressive attacking record in recent times, hitting 18 goals past their opponents during the course of their previous six outings. In those meetings, Marseille have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them total 5. Such a trend isn’t assured to be sustained into this game, of course.
Rennes will go into this match after a 1-0 Ligue 1 win against Paris Saint-Germain in their last outing.
In that game, Rennes managed 35% possession and 8 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. The only player to score for Rennes was Hamari Traoré (65'). On the other side, Paris Saint-Germain got 8 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
The numbers tell their own story, and Rennes have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals in all. In defence, Rennes certainly have room for improvement.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head to head clashes going back to 10/01/2020 shows us that Marseille have won 3 of them & Rennes 2, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
An aggregate of 11 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 6 of them from Les Olympiens and 5 netted by Rennes. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.83.
The last league contest between these sides was Ligue 1 match day 8 on 18/09/2022 which ended up with the score at Marseille 1-1 Rennes.
That time, Marseille had 59% possession and 15 shots at goal with 4 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Mattéo Guendouzi (25' Own goal, 52').
For their opponents, Rennes got 12 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
The referee was Benoît Bastien.
Team News: Marseille
Amine Harit (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Jonathan Clauss (Adductor problems) won’t be playing for Marseille boss Igor Tudor.
Team News: Rennes
Rennes manager Bruno Génésio has some current player fitness concerns. Arnaud Kalimuendo (Dead Leg), Xeka (Injury to the ankle), Baptiste Santamaria (Injury to the ankle) and Martin Terrier (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) can’t be considered.
Rennes will need to put in a solid display to see themselves scoring against this Marseille side who we think will score & stay on top.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 winning score for Marseille at the end of the 90 minutes.
A close call.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Vélodrome (67,394)
Captain: Valentin Rongier
Chairman: Pablo Longoria
Manager: Igor Tudor
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 3, Coupe De France (10th Round)
🔑 Star Player: Alexis Sánchez
Usually deployed in the Striker position, Alexis Sánchez was born in Tocopilla, Chile. After having played his first senior match for River Plate in the 2007 - 2008 season, the dangerous Forward has contributed 6 league goals in the Ligue 1 2022 - 2023 campaign so far in 16 appearances.