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Ligue 1

  • March 11, 2011
  • • 20:00
  • • Stade de la Route de Lorient, Rennes
  • Referee: C. Turpin
  • • Attendance: 29002
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Ligue 1 Preview: Stade Rennes – Olympique De Marseille

Ligue 1 Preview: Stade Rennes – Olympique De Marseille

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PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Stade Rennes: Douchez; Danze, Mangane, Kana Biyik, Theophile Catherine; Leroy, Tettey, Mandjeck, M'Vila; Boukari, Montano. Rennes

Olympique de Marseille: Mandanda; Heinze, Fanni, Diawara, M'Bia; Kabore, Cisse, Gonzalez; A. Ayew, Remy, Brandao. Marseille

DID YOU KNOW?
 
  • Stade Rennes are on a run of five consecutive wins in Ligue 1.
  • Victor Montano has scored on three of the last four match days. He is also the club's leading goalscorer with seven goals.
  • Rennes have scored almost a quarter (22.58%) of their goals during the last 10 minutes of matches.
  • Rennes have the most victories in Ligue 1 this season, claiming all three points on 14 occasions.
  • They also have the best home record in the league, collecting 30 points from a possible 39.
  • Of the 30 encounters between the two sides in Ligue 1 history, Olympique de Marseille have won 14 to Rennes's nine.
  • Marseille have conceded only 12 goals away from home this season, the fewest in Ligue 1. However, they have kept a mere four clean sheets on their travels.
  • A win for Marseille would leave them a single point behind Rennes in the Ligue 1 table.
  • Marseille are undefeated in their last five meetings with Rennes.
  • In the five encounters against teams currently occupying the top five Ligue 1 berths this season Rennes are undefeated, having drawn four and won one, while Marseille have lost two, drawn two, and won one.


LAST MEETING

December 1, 2010: Olympique de Marseille 0-0 Stade Rennes

Left to rue a penalty miss by Jires Ekoko after Steve Mandanda had brought down Victor Montano in the fifth minute, Rennes were ultimately held to a goalless draw at the Stade Velodrome in a twice-postponed encounter.

Players to watch

V. Montaño

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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Excellent in recent weeks, striker Victor Montano will be required to maintain his impressive form on Friday. In a match where the emphasis is likely to be on solid defending, a single moment of brilliance in front of goal may make all the difference.

L. González

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

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Asserting dominance in midfield will be of the utmost importance, and Marseille will look to Lucho Gonzalez to orchestrate their attacking forays. A top quality performance from the midfielder could lead the southerners to a positive result in Brittany.

Editor's Prediction

While both teams will be desperate to claim all three points, they will also be aware that to grant their opponent victory in such a decisive clash would have disastrous consequences. Expect Rennes and Marseille to once again share the spoils in a tight and measured encounter.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Rennes

Olympique Marseille

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Stade Rennais FC REN
Stade Rennais FC Rennes
Draw
Olympique de Marseille MAR
Olympique de Marseille Olympique Marseille
55%
15%
30%

Top 3 Predictions

Stade Rennais FC REN
1 - 0
Olympique de Marseille MAR
Stade Rennais FC REN
2 - 1
Olympique de Marseille MAR
Stade Rennais FC REN
1 - 2
Olympique de Marseille MAR

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