Rennes vs Marseille Prediction 17.03.2024

Rennes

Rennes

2 : 0

Marseille

Marseille

1

2.54

X

3.64

2

2.88

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  • Competition: France - Ligue 1
  • Date: Sunday, 17th, March 2024
  • Kickoff: 16:05 UTC / 17.05 CET
  • Venue: Roazhon Park (Rennes)

An intense atmosphere awaits at Roazhon Park as Rennes and Marseille square off in what promises to be a captivating Ligue 1 matchup between two ambitious clubs.

Rennes vs Marseille Betting Tips: BTTS

The remarkable league six-game winning streak they built between December 20th and February 18th has faded over the past weeks, as Rennes have put in some below-par performances, as seen in last week's disappointing 2-2 draw away to LOSC Lille, where they relinquished a two-goal lead in the dying moments.

As a result of the gut-wrenching late brace conceded to Les Dogues' talisman Jonathan David, the crisis-ridden Les Rouge et Noirs have endured a third straight Ligue 1 fixture without the joy of victory (D2, L1), which has somewhat marred their continental aspirations, leaving them six points adrift of last weekend's rivals LOSC Lille, who sit in fourth.

What offers hope to Julien Stephan and his troops, in terms of their European dreams, is the fact that they earned a last-four spot in the Coupe de France thanks to a 3-1 demolition of fourth-tier outfit Le Puy-en-Velay on February 29, which opens the possibility for them to reach European exit via that route, but first, they'll have to overcome the wicked PSG in the semi-finals.

Otherwise, Rennes has been a force to reckon with at their own fortress in recent games, as their last six gome fixtures across all competitions have yielded five successes for them, while they can also boast of their prowess and efficiency in front of goal, hitting the back of the net at least twice in four of those contests.

Interestingly, one of those mentioned home-winning results came against Marseille, whom the Brittany outfit knocked out of the Coupe de France via a penalty shootout, but there's no doubt that the men in the red and blue jerseys will face a completely different and stronger Les Olympiens this time around compared to the one in January 21.

Since taking the reins as the new manager following the dismissal of Genaro Gattuso, the seasoned Jean-Louis Gasset has turned things around for Marseille by 180 degrees, restoring the winning mentality characteristic of a club of such renown, guiding them to a perfect nine points in the initial three Ligue 1 matches of his tenure.

Despite enjoying a start unmatched by any other coach at the Velodrome in the past six decades, the 70-year-old tactician tasted the first bitter pill of failure midweek since his appointment, overseeing his troops as they fell to a 1-3 defeat against Villarreal in Spain, yet, despite this setback, Gasset has steered Marseille into the Europa League last-eight for the first time since 2010, courtesy of a 4-3 aggregate triumph. 

Under Gasset's baton, Les Olympies have also sharpened their edge in the final third of the pitch, scoring goals for fun and racking up an imposing 19 goals in his six-game spell in charge, so they are expected to adopt yet another free-scoring approach in hopes of keeping a 100% Ligue 1 record with the new manager.

Recognizing the vast attacking prowess of both Rennes and Marseille, we anticipate a thrilling, goal-laden affair in which we should witness strikes at both ends of the pitch, as victory is crucial for both sides.

Rennes vs Marseille Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Rennes

    9 : 8

    Marseille

    Coupe de France

  2. Marseille

    2 : 0

    Rennes

    Ligue 1

  3. Rennes

    0 : 1

    Marseille

    Ligue 1

  4. Marseille

    1 : 0

    Rennes

    Coupe de France

  5. Marseille

    1 : 1

    Rennes

    Ligue 1

Rennes

Rennes team news

Following the dramatic 2-2 draw against LOSC Lille, during which he exited in the 56th minute due to discomfort, Belgian centre-back Arthur Theate will need to undergo some tests before getting the green light to feature against Marseille on Sunday.

The dynamic attacking duo of Enzo Le Fee and Fabian Rieder are progressing well in their recovery from hamstring and foot injuries, but they are not expected to be available for selection against Les Olympiens, as coach Julien Stephan prefers not to take any risks with them.

Last matches of Rennes

  1. Lille

    2 : 2

    Rennes

    Ligue 1

  2. Rennes

    1 : 2

    Lorient

    Ligue 1

  3. Le Puy F.43 Auvergne

    1 : 3

    Rennes

    Coupe de France

  4. PSG

    1 : 1

    Rennes

    Ligue 1

  5. Rennes

    3 : 2

    AC Milan

    Europa League

Rennes lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 30

    Steve Mandanda

Defenders

  • 3

    Adrien Truffert

  • 5

    Arthur Theate

  • 4

    Christopher Wooh

  • 17

    Guela Doue

Midfielders

  • 8

    Baptiste Santamaria

  • 6

    Azor Matusiwa

  • 11

    Ludovic Blas

  • 10

    Amine Gouiri

  • 14

    Benjamin Bourigeaud

Forwards

  • 9

    Arnaud Kalimuendo

Marseille

Marseille team news

Meanwhile, Marseille heads into Sunday's away meeting without Samuel Gigot, Amir Murillo, Bilal Nadir, as well as team captain Valentin Rongier, all remaining sidelined as they continue to address their injury woes.

Leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and playmaker Amine Harit are set to kick off the showdown against Rennes from the first whistle, as newly-appointed coach Jean-Louis Gasset opts to slot them into the starting lineup after their second-half cameos in the 1-3 second-leg loss to Villarreal.

Last matches of Marseille

  1. Villarreal

    3 : 1

    Marseille

    Europa League

  2. Marseille

    2 : 0

    Nantes

    Ligue 1

  3. Marseille

    4 : 0

    Villarreal

    Europa League

  4. Clermont

    1 : 5

    Marseille

    Ligue 1

  5. Marseille

    4 : 1

    Montpellier

    Ligue 1

Marseille lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 16

    Pau Lopez

Defenders

  • 6

    Ulisses Garcia

  • 5

    Leonardo Balerdi

  • 99

    Chancel Mbemba

  • 7

    Jonathan Clauss

Midfielders

  • 17

    Jean Onana

  • 22

    Pape Gueye

  • 11

    Amine Harit

Forwards

  • 10

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

  • 14

    Faris Moumbagna

  • 23

    Ismaila Sarr

4 Reasons why we expect BTTS

  1. Rennes have scored at least two goals in six of their last nine home competitive matches.
  2. Eight of Rennes' last nine home matches have seen Both Teams to Score.
  3. Marseille have netted an impressive 11 goals in three Ligue 1 wins under Jean-Louis Gasset.
  4. Marseille have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their 12 top-flight away visits this season.

Main prediction Rennes - Marseille

Both Teams to Score

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56% winrate

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1 wins in a row

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Draw

Best odds:3.64

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Rennes vs Marseille - FAQ

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Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on Arena Sport (BiH), Arena Sport (Cro), Arena Sport (Ser), Canal+ Foot (Fra), Canal+ Sport 5 (Pol), Eleven Sports 2 (Por), Match 4 (Hun), Nova Sport 6 (Cze), Nova Sports (Cyp), Nova Sports (Hel), TNT Sports, Voyo (Svk)

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Who is Rennes' player to watch?

Benjamin Bourigeaud has significantly stepped up his offensive game, scoring seven goals and providing four assists in Rennes' last nine competitive matches.

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Who is Marseille's player to watch?

Undoubtedly, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the most dangerous striker in Marseille's ranks, as the Gabonese has netted 11 times and contributed seven assists in Ligue 1.