Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Stade Velodrome will host Sunday’s Ligue 1 opener between Olympique Marseille and Reims. OM are on a quest to put an end to PSG’s dominance in the French top flight, but that is easier said than done. The club chiefs have signed permanent deals with the likes of Lopez, Guendouzi, Suarez, Milik, Clauss, Toure, and Under in the summer transfer window, and it is no wonder the bookies see the hosts as hot favourites to beat Reims on home soil.
Both Pape Gueye and Duje Caleta-Car are banned for the match. Les Rouges et Blancs, on the other hand, played out a 2-2 draw with Sassuolo in their last warm-up game, but they will have a big fish to fry in the Stade Velodrome showdown. Even though there are no injury worries in the away team, we are tempted to put our money on Marseille, who have turned their stadium into a real fortress.