Guingamp vs Rennes
France – Ligue 1.
Date: Wednesday, 16th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stade du Roudourou (Guingamp).
The hosts are fresh from a home defeat in Ligue 1 against St. Etienne last Saturday. This was their first defeats after a 4 match win streak in all competitions. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of their last 5 matches in both the cup and league.
But things are just the opposite at home as they are on a 4 match winless streak. They have lost 3 of their last 5 matches in front of home fans. Fewer than 2.5 goals came in 3 of those 5 matches. Manager Jocelyn Gourvennec is facing stick from the management and fans, as they are demanding better results.
His side is almost out of the league as they are at the bottom of the table. Losing 12 of their 19 matches, they are not suited to play in the top tier of France at present. No other team has conceded as many goals as they have, 35 in total till now.
Rennes are inside the top 10 with a recent flurry of wins in the league. They have won 4 of their last 5 matches in all competitions. The only defeat was in the cup against Monaco which was decided in extra time.
In away fixtures, they have been good recently with 3 wins in their last 5 games. Also, less than 2.5 goals came in 3 of those 5 games as well. With Guingamp scheduled for Wednesday, they will most likely to win their second match on the road.
The home side will have a hard day at the office on Wednesday if they do not add strength to the shabby defense which they had all season.
Guingamp vs Rennes: Head-to-head (h2h)
- In the last 5 h2h matches between these two sides, Guingamp has 3 wins and a defeat across all venues.
- They are currently on a 2 match win streak against this opposition in all competitions.
- Recent 4 games between them saw a score with fewer than 2.5 goals in total at the full time.
- From the last 5 h2h games at the home of Guingamp, both sides won 2 games each.
- All 5 of those matches here had less than 2.5 total goals at the final whistle.
- The most common score in that spell was 2-0 which resulted in 3 of those 5 matches.
Guingamp vs Rennes: Prediction
The home side is depleted both mentally and in terms of tactics. They will have to forget about this season and get prepared to play in the second division next season. So the visitors are favorites to win this match and we can bet on an away win with 1.66 odds.
The away team has maintained a clean sheet in their last 4 matches in the league on the trot. Also, they have won all of them, scoring a total of 9 goals as well. But the hosts have scored 14 goals all season but conceded plenty as we now. So I don’t think we may see both sets of players getting goals and hence we can bet on both teams not scoring with 1.95 odds.
Guingamp vs Rennes: Betting Tips
Away team to win @ 1.66 (2/3).
Both teams to score: No @ 1.95 (10/11).