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21 December 2021, 13:54 | 28 August 2021, 15:29
Match Preview Olympique Marseille vs Reims Ligue 1 Dec 22, 2021

The Ligue 1 fixture, Olympique Marseille vs. Stade de Reims, kicks off at 21:00 (GMT+1) on Wednesday, December 22, at the Stade Vélodrome.

Preview Olympique Marseille Ligue 1, Dec 22, 2021

Preview Marseille will be returning to Ligue 1 action after Sunday’s 4-1 win over ten-man ES Cannet Rocheville in the French FA Cup round-of-64. Back in Ligue 1, Marseille bagged three points after picking up a 2-0 win over Strasbourg at the Stade de la Meinau on Matchday 18. After an uneventful first half, both sides left the pitch without a goal at either end. Minutes after the hour, a remarkable bicycle kick from Bamba Dieng (62’) left Strasbourg’s goalkeeper, Matz Sels, rooted to the spot as Marseille took the lead. Notorious for attracting missiles, in the shape of water bottles, Dimitri Payet was closely guarded as he took the corner kick which found Duje Ćaleta-Car (82’) for Marseille’s second goal. The comfortable 2-0 win saw the Olympians move one spot higher on the league table, from 3rd to 2nd place at the end of Matchday 18. Les Phocéens have picked up 2 points per match in their last five Ligue 1 appearances, bagging 10 points out of a possible 15: DWWLW. In total, the club has 32 points after 9W, 5D, & 3L. With the likes of Bamba Dieng, Dimitri Payet and Arkadiusz Milik firing at full cylinders, Jorge Sampaoli faces a selection headache ahead of Wednesday’s fixture against Reims. We've lacked efficiency lately, but Milik just scored a hat-trick [vs. ES Cannet Rocheville] and that's important for him, Jorge Sampaoli said ahead of Wednesday’s fixture. A 4—1—4—1 formation with Payet at the top is expected from Sampaoli for this fixture against Reims.

Preview Reims Ligue 1, Dec 22, 2021