Match date: 13 Jan 2018
| Sport: Football
| Competition: France Football
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: 2
| Match result:
0-3 - Won
Rennes stands at 9th position at the table in French Ligue 1 and after slow start managed to find their form, however before the break they suffered two defeats in league, they had two really difficult games against PSG and Monaco and just couldn't earn points there, from French Cup were eliminated by PSG six days ago after really convincing defeat while three days ago in league cup celebrated over Toulouse and won progress into semi finals, in 20th round of Ligue 1 will host Marseille and will have a difficult mission to earn all three points.
This is third meeting with Marseille in this season, in first one in league celebrated on the road with two goals margin, in December they eliminated Marseille from League Cup after penalties but it will be very hard tonight against very motivated opponents. Rennes are decent team but they must show much more than so far to climb up and try to win exit into Europe, defense wasn't impressive with 26 goals conceded in 19 matches, against Marseille which are playing offensive football will be really hard to save their own net, despite that positive record and four victories out of last five games against Marseille i doubt that will manage to continue in same manner.
Defender Baal (12/0), midfielders Prcic (4/0), Gourcuff (3/0), forwards Mubele (16/5) and Tell (6/1) are all injured and won't be available for this game.
Marseille had solid season, they are at 4th position which leads directly into Europa league group stage where did a good job in this season and won placement into knockout phase, now must try to secure their position in league and i believe that can do that. To this game are coming after defeating Valenciennes in French Cup after extra time, in last round of Ligue 1 they celebrated at home over Troyes. In last 12 games were defeated only two times, against Lyon in league more than three weeks ago and in league Cup against Rennes, now should be able to defeat them and take important points.
Marseille are 4th most effective team in league and must try to continue with good performances, they played a lot of difficult games and now after the break i'm pretty sure that will manage to continue with earning of points. No on can keep up with PSG in this campaign and it can't be expected from Marseille to join title race but this team is one of the strongest in league and ending at current spot would satisfy them, to this duel are coming to win and i'm convinced that can score some goals and break not so strong defense of Rennes, they want revenge and should find it tonight.
Defender Sertic (4/0) and Amavi (15/0) are injured and will stay out of action.
Rennes were decent but they are facing with Marseille and i doubt that can beat them again, guests are in good shape and want this victory, Renes had difficult schedule and aren't without chances but in my opinion victory of Marseille is one of the most possible outcomes.