Ligue 1 Odds: Reims-Marseille Prediction, Choice How To Watch
Reims (10-13-4) meets Marseille (17-5-5) in Round 28 of French Ligue 1! Get Ligue 1 odds series here, with our Reims-Marseille prediction and selection.
Reims have been unbeaten in their last five tournament games. After a 3-1 defeat by Toulouse in the Coupe de France, Reims will be hoping to pick up three crucial points to move closer to a top-five finish in France’s top flight.
Marseille’s last game in February and first game in March ended in negative results, where they lost 3-0 to PSG and 7-6 to Annecy FC in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France. Like the hosts, Marseille will turn their attention to the remaining games of the French domestic tournament and hope to build on their two-game unbeaten run.
Here are the Reims-Marseille football oddscourtesy of FanDuel.
Ligue 1 odds: Reims-Marseille odds
Over 2.5 goals: -114
Under 2.5 goals: -100
How to watch Reims vs Marseille
Streaming: Amazon Prime,
Time: 3:45 p.m. ET / 12:45 p.m. PT
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Why Reims can beat Marseille
Reims is eighth in Ligue 1, just above mid-table. With 43 points from 10 wins and 13 draws in 27 games, it looks like Reims can still survive in France’s top flight. The last foretaste of defeat came in February in the Coupe de France against Toulouse. Reims’ last Ligue 1 defeat was in September when AS Monaco gave them a 3-0 win.
In the last 23 official games, Reims had only lost twice. They currently have an active winning streak that includes victories over Troyes, Toulouse, Ajaccio and Monaco and a goalless draw against Nice. Reims’ last six Ligue 1 games have also ended without conceding. Reims have recorded a 7-4-2 record at home, which is the fifth-best mark in the league.
Belgium coach Will Still hopes Folarin Balogun continues his scoring streak. In 23 starts in 26 games played, he hit the back of the net 16 times. He has the third-best goal record, tied with Alexandre Lacazette Wissam Ben Yedder. Only Kylian Mbappe and Jonathan David are three goals ahead. Junya Ito, Marshall Munetsi and Alexis Flips also contributed to the 12 goals Reims scored this season. Jens Cajuste and Kamory Doumbia have four goal contributions for the team.
Stade de Reims are missing Noah Jean Holm and Myziane Maolida. It is questionable whether Emmanuel Agbadou will be there. Reims are hoping for positive results from a total of 13.8 shots, 4.1 corners and 1.3 goals that the team scores per game. On defense, the red-whites are hoping to match or better the club average of 19.4 tackles, 11.4 interceptions, 16.9 clearances and 3.1 saves. Reims also need to reduce their lost possession (141.6) and fouls (13.1) per game. Reims have been unbeaten in their last nine home games and they will ensure that that record is extended.
Why Marseille can beat Reims
Marseille’s title defense had some dysfunction from October to November 2022. However, OM responded well in 2023, losing only three times in all competitions. What is notable, however, is that they have done better away from home than at the velodrome and have set a 10-2-1 record on their travels, scoring 32 points of their 56 points. Marseille is now third in the French league with a record of 17-5-5.
Final Reims-Marseille prediction and selection
Reims and Marseille will make this an interesting match. There will be no goals conceded in this game, but after their first meeting in August, Marseille feel they have a slightly better advantage than Reims. Bet on the visitors to get the league double against the hosts.
Final Reims-Marseille Prediction & Selection: Marseille (+135), Over 2.5 Goals (-114)