Olympique Marseille are hoping to stay in the Champions League places when they travel to the Auguste-Delaune II Stadium to face Reims. Hosts Reims will go into this game placed eighth, with 43 points, while Marseille have managed 56 points so far, in second place. A 1-0 away win over Champions League chasing Monaco in their last game says all about the team that Reims is. They come into this game unbeaten in their last five league matches and they have clean sheets in all of the five matches. Reims have failed to score in just one of their last five matches, but three times in their last five games, they have failed to score more than a goal. After failing to score in three matches, Folarin Balogun was back on the scoresheet with the winner over Monaco, his 16th league goal this season. In Ligue 1 action, Reims are unbeaten in the last 19 matches. At home, Reims have four straight wins in the league and have won seven of the last eight.
Marseille aren’t on a very good run coming into this game. They were frustrated by struggling Strasbourg in their last outing, finishing the game with a man down and conceding two late goals to end it 2-2. Leonardo Balerdi was sent off in the 29th minute of that game and after goals from Chancel Mbemba and Alexis Sanchez, Jean Eudes Aholou scored twice in the 88 and 89th minutes to put a dent on Marseille’s title charge. That result marked the fourth time in five matches that Marseille conceded two or more goals. Four of their last five matches have produced over 2.5 goals and they have just one clean sheet in five games. The visitors have enjoyed playing away from home more and they come into this game with seven straight away wins and an eight-game unbeaten run away from home. Marseille’s only away loss in the last 13 matches was against PSG.
Reims will take to this game a great run in their last 19 league matches – they haven't lost in any of them. While they face a Marseille side that hasn’t posted great results in recent times, they will be wary of Marseille’s away run. Reims haven't won any of their last five meetings with Marseille. Considering recent runs, our prediction for the Reims v Marseille game is a draw.