OM – Reims: the probable compositions!

Olympique de Marseille faces Stade de Reims, this Sunday at 8:45 p.m., at the Orange Vélodrome, in the last match of the first day of Ligue 1! Discover the probable compositions of the meeting!

After one very mixed preseason, OM must reassure their public with the Reims reception. Indeed, the Olympians did not know victory only once during this friendly preparation (Marignane Gignac, 4-1). After this first victory, they chained two losses (Norwich and Middlesbrough) before making equal game with Betis (1-1) and again lose against AC Milan (0-2). In front of a Velodrome, which will be packed, Igor Tudor’s men are expected at the turnafter the last complicated days.

Reims side, the preseason went by with three wins (SK Lommel, Auxerre and Metz), two losses (Paris 13 Atlético and Villarreal) and a loser against Sassuolo. Oscar Garcia displayed his ambitions before going to Marseille, at a press conference:we will do everything to try to beat OM. The context has changed, the players are no longer the same, everything is different […] today, we no longer look at the past but rather focus on our current strengths. We want to get the season off to a good start. »

Marseille without Lopez, no Ito in Reims

Olympique de Marseille will not be able to count on their number 1 goalkeeper, Pau Lopezinjured in psoas. Ruben Blanco should replace him. Duje Caleta-Car and Pape Gueye are suspended, after an accumulation of yellow cards at the end of last season. The latest recruit, Jordan Veretout, could be in the group. Isaac Tourewho received a red card against Milan, will be present and should accompany Mbemba and Leg in the three-man defense. Arkadiusz Milik could well start the meeting alongside Payet and Gerson.

The Stade de Reims has many absentees to make the trip to the south of France. Thomas Foquet, Nathanael Mbuku, Jens Cajust and the flagship recruit of the transfer window, Junya Itō, will miss the call. Maxime Busi is very uncertain. Auxiliary cages, Patrick Penz Should officiate, after the departure of Predrag Rajkovic in Mallorca.

  • The probable composition of OM (in 3-4-2-1): Blanco – Mbemba, Gigot, Touré – Clauss, Rongier, Guendouzi, Tavares – Gerson, Payet – Milik.
  • The probable composition of Stade de Reims (in 5-3-2): Pentz – Busi or Flips, Gravillon, Faes, Abdelhamid, Locko – Adeline, Matusiwa, Munetsi – EBTouré, van Bergen.
Last season, a draw (1-1) separated the two teams. Hugo Ekitike (PSG) had opened the score for the Champenois before the late and contentious criminal unit of Dimitri Payet.
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