Rennes hosts Olympique Marseille

Rennes hosts Olympique Marseille in a first match from the 20th round of the French Ligue 1. In out football forecast we will take a look at this fixture at the Roazhon Park. Let’s begin!

The Coupe de France holders Rennes are doing greatly this season. The club is in Top 3 of the league, being 3rd with 33 points. At this moment Rennes are 5 points behind the second Olympique Marseille, so for them this is a chance to reduce this gap. In their last five games in the Ligue 1 Rennes are showing some amazing form, winning five consecutive times. Alongside the champion PSG, they are currently the team in the best shape in France.

In their last game in the league Rennes hosted Bordeaux at home and secured a 1-0 win. They had to wait to the 82th minute of the match when Mbaye Niang scored the winner after an assist from Romain Del Castillo.

Olympique Marseille are doing very well in Andre Vilas-Boas’ first season at charge. The Portuguese manager managed to build a good chemistry with his players and now everything is going very good. Marseille are second in the league and they have a realistic chance to fight for a return to the Champions League next season.

Marseille’s current shape in the league is also pretty good – four wins and one draw in the last five matches. In the previous round they hosted Nimes at the Velodrome and achieved a 3-1 win. Nimes’ Sofiane Alakouch scored himself an own goal, while Dario Benedetto and Dmitri Payet also scored for the hosts.

Few days ago Olympique Marseille progressed for Coupe de France after a 1-1 draw with Trelissac and winning the penalties.

That’s out football forecast for the Ligue 1 derby between two of the best teams in the league Rennes and Olympique Marseille on Friday. It’s going to be a great clash. Rennes have the home advantage, but Vilas-Boas’ boys won’t go there to lose.