Ligue 1 – Match-day 19 Sees Olympique de Marseille take on Reims

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This Wednesday sees Marseille go head to head with Reims at the Orange Velodrome – Kick-off 9:00pm GMT.

Marseille, who will face Reims on Wednesday currently sit in second place in the League, 12 places above their rivals.

Olympique de Marseille’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 32 points this season

Marseille come to this fixture on the back of a 0-2 away win against RC Strasburg at the Stade de La Meinau.

Also, Marseille keep finding ways to win, having secured nine victories in their last 17 fixtures is astonishing this season and they are looking worthy of the aspiration to qualify for Champion’s League football. With a second position in the league and 9 wins, 3 losses and 5 draws, they currently have 32 points in the League having won nine games, drawn five meetings, and lost three matches.

Marseille have won four games, drawn three fixtures, and lost two matches of their nine League matches at home this season.

Olympique de Marseille will have 35 points if they manage to secure a victory.

A solid defensive team

Marseille’s defence has been rock solid so far, only conceding 14 goals in their previous fixtures. Despite delivering often average performance, their goal scoring stats have been good (25). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Dimitri Payet (6), Bamba Dieng (4), and Cengiz Under (4).

This season’s Ligue 1 campaign, has so far seen Reims achieve 22 points

Saint-Étienne were beaten 2-0 at the Stade Auguste Delaune, the last time that Reims played.

Also, Reims keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last four matches is astonishing this season. With 22 points (5W, 6L and 7D), they are established in fourteenth position in the League having won five fixtures, drawn seven meetings, and lost six games.

Reims’ away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Marseille. In the 9 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won two meetings, drawn four matches, and lost three fixtures.

A victory for Reims would put them on 25 points.

It is likely that six key players will miss Wednesday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Oscar Garcia and his Reims team.

Olympique de Marseille v Reims – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the two clubs have already faced each other 14 times with the result being five victories and five draws for Marseille. In their most recent meeting of this fixture The Phocaeans delivered a 1-3 away win.

Marseille have a favourable 59.52 percent probability of a win.

Other standout players for Marseille are Bamba Dieng and Cengiz Under with four goals and four goals respectively and for Reims are Wout Faes and Moreto Cassama with two goals and two goals respectively.

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