Marseille and Rennes had both seen their Champions League ventures end in the group stage, yet Les Olympiens had kept on performing in the league, which is more than can be said for Rennes.
Andre Villas-Boas’ men immediately started to lead the pack at the Roazhon Park through Pape Gueye, however the 21-year-old was before long provided his walking orders for two yellow cards before the half-time whistle blew, which permitted Rennes to turn the game on its head in the second 45.
Hamari Traore and Adrien Hunou’s goals saw Les Rouge et Noir walk to their second triumph in succession and end Marseille’s series of wins, with Les Olympiens winning in their last six top flight games before that tight thrashing to Rennes in midweek.
Nonetheless, Montpellier neglected to exploit Marseille’s defeat as they lost to Metz, and with Lyon just figuring out how to take a point from their conflict with Brest, the best three is still inside contacting distance for Villas-Boas’ men.
Marseille, who right now sit three points untied of third-set Lyon, could end up in the top three by the end of play this end of the week, yet they would need to seek after a six-goals swing in support of themselves as Lyon travel to Nice in the same day.
Reims surely don’t have the vibe of a side who qualified for the Europa League last term, yet David Guion’s men got an essential three points against fellow team Nantes in midweek. Nantes captain Nicolas Pallois guaranteed that his group went into half time with a 1-0 lead, however a whirlwind of goals from El Bilal Toure, Boulaye Dia and Mathieu Cafaro put Reims far out before Ludovic Blas added a late comfort for Les Canaris.
With Lorient, Nimes and Dijon all losing in midweek, Reims figured out how to open up a two-point hole among themselves and the last three, and Guion’s men might ascend as high as fourteenth should results go their direction this end of the week.
Notwithstanding, rout for Les Rouges et Blances gives Nimes and Lorient who play Saint-Etienne and Rennes individually the occasion to jump Reims, who might drop to nineteenth with rout if their two relegation rivals both win this end of the week.
Marseille have just figured out how to win in one of their last six matches against Reims, however, with Guion’s men figuring out how to win 2-0 at the Orange Velodrome last season.
Considering a squashing of Montpellier prior in the season, Reims have battled for results on a new area, in spite of the fact that they will have affectionate recollections of last season’s success at the Orange Velodrome. Notwithstanding, Marseille will see this game as an ideal occasion to recuperate from their unsettling midweek rout, so we anticipate that Villas-Boas’ men should take care of business and keep the tension on the top three. Hence , we predict Marseille to win the match.