Competition: Ligue 1
Market: Both teams to score
Odds: 10/11 @ Bet 365
In a battle between two sides on a remarkable start to the New Year, Rennes will host Marseille at Roazhon Park on Friday night.
Starting with the hosts, while Rennes may have made a string of alterations against Amiens over the weekend, Julien Stéphan’s men secured their spot in the last 32 of the Coupe de France and have continued to take Ligue 1 by storm. Returning from the international break in third and suddenly set to bring Champions League football to Roazhon Park, they have won seven of their last eight contests, a run that stems back to the end of November. Despite their struggles in this year’s Europa League, one man to keep an eye out for on Friday will be leading marksman M’Baye Niang. Bagging the winner against Bordeaux last time out, the 25-year-old has three in his last three Ligue 1 matchups.
As for the visitors, much like Friday’s hosts, Marseille are another squad who find themselves enjoying quite the resurge. Entering the festive break with a thumping 3-1 victory over Nimes last month, one-time Chelsea boss André Villas-Boas finds his side enjoying a nine-match unbeaten run that stems back to the 30th of October. Also winning eight of those matchups, including back-to-back victories over Lyon and Lille, Les Phocéens also have a growing reputation for some scintillating performances in the final third. While Friday’s guests may have failed to record a clean sheet in each of their last four appearances, they have bagged at least a pair of strikes in eight of their last nine outings.
Bet: Both teams to score at Rennes vs Marseille 10/11 for Friday’s Ligue 1 showdown @ Bet 365
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