Marseille has forgotten what a success. 6 rounds never won, failure followed by 5 draws, only one. At home numbers are even harsher: Olympique no longer imposed on the “Velodrome” September 13, Bastia 4-1. Since then he has played 12 games at home, which registered 9 draws, six with 1-1 and three defeats. In the previous nine games but has not scored once each. Generally, has little triumphs, 8 (six “out”), but most draws no more than 15, a situation that places it at # 10, with 39 points in 30 rounds, but a goal good , 40-31.
Rennes has 45 points and goal difference 42-36, which is on 5th position immediately below the European Cup. “The red and whites” have not yielded 3 stages, with two successes and one draw, a goal always given and taken. Previous failure, 0-1 with Caen, was on foreign land, where, however, it has fared better than home: 6 wins out of 11 6 of 12 draws (six 1-1) and 3 defeats in seven.
1-0 (Cabella 21) triumphed in Marseille tour. Last season was better Rennes 2-1 on their own arena, 1-1 away. Olympique’s last success of the “Velodrome” was a 3-0 September 2014, and previous victory “red-black” dates from March 2014 Marseille 1-0. 11 direct duels constantly falls. This season, both scored more often in replay, 70 or 62 percent of the goals.
Alessandrini and Lassana Diarra have medical problems for the hosts, which could debut Abou Diarra, who has not played for 18 months. Rennes has them unavailable to NTEP, Qintero, Mexer and Cavar, but it has recovered Mbengue.