Winner of AS Monaco (2-3) in their last league match, Olympique de Marseille will receive the En Avant Guingamp at the close of the fifth day of Ligue 1, Sunday, September 16, 2018. The kickoff will be given at the Stade Vélodrome, at 21h. The EAG had been defeated by Toulouse FC (1-2) during the previous day.
During the matches between these two clubs last season, OM had won 1 goal to 0 at Stade Vélodrome on November 26, 2017, and the two teams had a draw (3-3) on May 11, 2018 at Stade Roudourou.
With an average of 2.5 goals per game against 0.75 for the Guingampais, the attack from Marseille has been much more successful since the start of the competition. Rudi Garcia's team also proved to be the most effective in defense, averaging 1.75 goals per game against 2.5 for Antoine Kombouare's team.
With the difference in goals for only advantage against the Stade Rennais, 6th (+ 3 against + 1), even obtaining the victory, Marseille is not immune to a recovery by its main competitors. With a win, the White and Sky would however have the opportunity to return to Dijon FCO, which has two points ahead of the Phocaeans.
A victory would give the Bretons the opportunity to return to the Girondins de Bordeaux, which are three points behind the Côtes d'Armor club but are not entirely out of reach because of the difference in goals (-4 against -7).