Guingamp vs Rennes
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 21st January, 2017
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade de Roudourou, Guingamp.
There will be concerns within the Guingamp camp because recent form has been average to poor despite the club taking Ligue 1 by storm and still remaining in 5th position. The truth though is that the team has won just 1 game in their past four and will want to get back on the winning trail when they host Rennes. They still remain pretty solid at home with 20 of their 30 points coming here. They have lost just one game all season at home which came to Nice and that game ended just 1-0 so Guingamp have become a very difficult side to beat in front of their home fans.
Guingamp’s last home game heralded a very famous victory as they beat French champions PSG 2-1. This match against Rennes presents a good opportunity to chalk up another three points as Marseille and Rennes themselves could leapfrog them.
Rennes narrowly lost last weekend 1-0 to PSG at home, this defeat has seen the club go 4 games without a win home or away which stretches back to the beginning of December. In their last 10 games Rennes has picked up just 11 points and if it wasn’t for their good start to the campaign would be struggling in the standings.
Guingamp vs Rennes: Head to Head Stats
Earlier this season in the reverse fixture Rennes won 1-0, the last game played here was in 2015 which Rennes also won 2-0. Though in between that Guingamp did claim a victory away from home running out 3-0 winners. Rennes have beaten Guingamp away from home on 3 of the last 5 occasions. There has been fewer than 3 goals on 4 of the last 5 games in which Guingamp has been the home team.
Guingamp vs Rennes: Prediction
This game is expected to be a tight cautious affair with Guingamp perhaps being the more outgoing. Rennes are a wounded beast and the match should open up in the 2nd half, in truth we don’t have a favourite to win this game, but it should be an entertaining one. Our bet will be Jimmy Briand to score for the home team.
Guingamp vs Rennes: Betting Tips
Any-time goal scorer Jimmy Briand (Guingamp) at 11/5 (3.20).
Find all the French Ligue 1 Betting Tips for the matchday 21 of 2016/17 season at our dedicated league page.