Lens vs Rennes
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 6th February 2021
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Bollaert-Delelis (Lens).
Lens get to stay at home for the second successive game and the side have really done well this season and in midweek they were able to record a 2-2 draw against Marseille.
What made that game extra special for Lens is that at half time they were losing 2-0 and showed great character to come back. Lens last victory at home happened before Christmas though and they have now gone their last three without the taste of victory.
Lens are in seventh place with 35 points and are only 2 points shy of a European place and will fight for this as clearly that is the clubs objective this season.
Rennes were disappointed in midweek as they could only draw 1-1 with Lorient and were leading that game. It means that the club have recorded just one victory in their last five games.
However Rennes are in 5th place coming into this encounter but have now fallen 8 points behind 4th which shows a real gap in quality. The problem with Rennes has been their inconsistency this season.
Away from home Rennes have won 50% of their games and have in fact lost just once and have won more points away too with 19 so far.
Lens vs Rennes Head to Head
- The clubs have not played this fixture since 2015 when Rennes beat Lens 1-0.
- Earlier this season Lens came away with a 2-0 victory.
- The last six meetings in a row has finished with under 2.5 goals.
Lens vs Rennes Prediction
This looks like it will be an exciting game mostly because Rennes understand there will be no league challenge this season and the best they can hope for is the Europa League. It is the same for Lens.
These two teams then are in the same boat and have nothing to lose at this stage of the season so we should see attacking play from both sides.
Because of this we expect to see goals even if history tells us there are few in these fixtures. We will also back the away side to get the win, they have been very good on the road and will feel confident coming into this game to get all three points.
Lens vs Rennes Betting Tips:
Rennes to beat Lens at 2.75 (7/4)
Over 2.5 goals at 2.25 (5/4).