oAfter having their first match of the season postponed due to coronavirus fears, Marseille is back in action this weekend. The side takes on the bottom side Brest on Sunday at the Stade Francis-Le Ble with kickoff at 10 pm.
Marseille’s last outing dated back six months ago ended in a 2-2 draw to side Amiens. A lot has changed over the six months with their rivals PSG reaching to Champions League final to only 1-0 to side Bayern Munich.
The loss might have excited the Marseille fans who took to the streets in a show of disrespect and banter to their rivals. Andrea Villa managed to finish second to their rivals before the season curtailment. The side was 12 points away from the Ligue 1 champions.
With Champions League football in the bag for the side, Villa will be keen on shortening the gap against the title defenders. The side ended their 2019-20 campaign with only one loss in their past 17 matches in the league.
The Pirates had a rough start to their new campaign after falling to a 4-0 thrashing to side Nimes. The loss marked a new record for the side who failed to keep a clean sheet in 10 of their last 11 matches in the league. The only exception dates back to February following the goalless draw to side Rennes.
Brest vs. Marseille Head to Head
Both sides have seven games against each other, with Brest taking home one win against four wins for Marseille. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Nimes 4-0 Brest
Lille 2-1 Brest
Brest 1-0 Guingamp
Brestois 1-2 Rennes
Brest 2-2 Lorient
Nimes 0-1 Marseille
Bayern Munich 1-0 Marseille
Streda 2-1 Marseille
Heimstetten 1-6 Marseille
FC Saalfelden 1-5 Marseille
Brest Team News
Christopher Herelle remains the only missing option ahead of the clash while recovering from coronavirus fears. Brendan Chardonett sets to miss out on the match after picking a suspension during their last outing. This might see Hiang’ a Mbock earn a recall for the starting XI.
Marseille Team News
After announcing the postponement of the first match of the season due to coronavirus fears, new cases came out this week. Villa-boas remain reluctant to name the players who are in self-isolation. However, the side will be without Dimitri Payet, Bouna Sarr, and Alvaro Gonzalez.
Prediction and Odds
With hopes of a title contention from PSG, we expect Marseille not to slip up on their first day in action.
Goals Under 2.5
Brest: No Score