On Saturday, August 12, 2023 Marseille will compete against Reims in the Matchday 1 of the Ligue 1 match. Watch here, Marseille vs Reims live streaming, preview and how to watch it.
Marseille will host Reims at the Stade Vélodrome on Saturday, 12 August, in the opening game of the 2023-24 Ligue 1 season. This is the first game for new Marseille coach, Marcelino, who replaced the departed Igor Tudor. Marseille are favored for victory, but Reims will not give up easily.
Olympique de Marseille finished third in the final standings last season, and has the right to qualify for the Champions League qualifying round. However, they failed to go further after losing 0-1 to Bayer Leverkusen in the third round. This defeat is certainly a blow for Marseille, who want to appear in Europe’s highest competition.
Marseille have also not been very convincing in their preparation period. They only won twice out of four test matches, and lost to Eupen and Bayer Leverkusen. Marcelino, a coach from Spain who has coached Valencia and Athletic Bilbao, needs to immediately find the best formula for his team.
Marseille has quite a quality squad, with names like Dimitri Payet, Florian Thauvin, Arkadiusz Milik and Cengiz Under. They also brought in several new players, such as Moussa Dembélé from Lyon, Mattia Caldara from AC Milan, and Nabil Fekir from Real Betis. With the support of its own supporters, Marseille hopes to take advantage of playing at home.
On the other hand, Reims is a team that cannot be underestimated. They finished last season in 11th place, and had a fairly stable run of form. They are also in excellent condition, with five consecutive wins in friendly matches. Reims showed that they can put up a fight against anyone.
Reims has several players who have the potential to threaten the Marseille defense, such as Boulaye Dia, Nathanaël Mbuku, Mathieu Cafaro and Arber Zeneli. They also strengthened their team by bringing in several new players, such as Mitchell van Bergen from Heerenveen, Thibault De Smet from Gent, and Amine Salama from Rennes.
Reims needs to improve their form away from home in domestic competition. They have lost four straight in their last away game last season. However, they also have a good record against Marseille. They have scored in their last four visits to Marseille.
The Marseille vs Reims duel is predicted to be an interesting and fierce match. Marseille certainly want to start the new season well, but Reims won’t be easy to beat. Reims have proven they can take on any opponent.
Live Stream & How To Watch
Marseille vs Reims match at Stade Orange Vélodrome Stadium, Marseille can be watched live streaming. Ligue 1 2023/2024 Matchday 1 match broadcast on beIN Sports starting 11:00 ET.
|Match||Olympique de Marseille vs. Stade de Reims|
|Competition||2023/2024 Ligue 1|
|Match day||Matchday 1|
|Venue||Stade Orange Vélodrome Stadium, Marseille|
|Date||Saturday, August 12, 2023|
|Official TV||beIN Sports|
|Streaming Link||beIN Sports|
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Interesting Statistics and Facts
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5 H2H Latest Marseille – Reims
- March 20, 2023 – Reims [1 – 2] Olympique-Marseille (Ligue 1)
- August 08, 2022 – Olympique-Marseille [4 – 1] Reims (Ligue 1)
- April 25, 2022 – Reims [0 – 1] Olympique-Marseille (Ligue 1)
- December 23, 2021 – Olympique-Marseille [1 – 1] Reims (Ligue 1)
- April 24, 2021 – Reims [1 – 3] Olympique-Marseille (Ligue 1)
Marseille – Last 5 Match Results
- July 15, 2023 – Olympique-Marseille [2 – 0] Nîmes (Club Friendlies)
- July 22, 2023 – AS Eupen [1 – 0] Olympique-Marseille (Club Friendlies)
- July 27, 2023 – RKC Waalwijk [0 – 1] Olympique-Marseille (Club Friendlies)
- August 03, 2023 – Olympique-Marseille [1 – 2] Bayer Leverkusen (Club Friendlies)
- August 10, 2023 – Panathinaikos [1 – 0] Olympique-Marseille (UEFA Champions League)
Reims – Last 5 Match Results
- July 19, 2023 – Reims [3 – 1] Sporting Charleroi (Club Friendlies)
- July 22, 2023 – Reims [3 – 2] Amiens SC (Club Friendlies)
- July 27, 2023 – Getafe [0 – 1] Reims (Club Friendlies)
- July 30, 2023 – Real Zaragoza [1 – 2] Reims (Club Friendlies)
- August 06, 2023 – Reims [2 – 1] Torino (Club Friendlies)