Lille vs Rennes
French Ligue 1
Date: 21 May 2022, Saturday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy (Villeneuve d’Ascq).
Rennes kept their UEFA Champions League hopes alive with a huge 2-0 win over direct rivals Marseille last Saturday at Roazhon Park.
Benjamin Bourigeaud and Lovro Majer were on target for Bruno Genesio’s squad, while Martin Terrier also offered a strong display with two assists on the occasion.
Rennes are currently fourth in the league ladder, but within striking distance of both Monaco and Marseille who share the second place with a three-point cushion on Genesio’s troops.
Rennes have a much better goal difference than both Monaco and Marseille who have tough fixtures against Lens and Strasbourg respectively on the final day.
It means that a win here at Lille could give Genesio and his men a realistic chance of getting at least one result their way in the other two relevant matches on the final day to clinch that Champions League place for the next season.
However, Rennes will have a tough challenge of their own with this clash against Lille who have lost only 4 of 18 Ligue 1 fixtures at Stade Pierre-Mauroy this season.
Also, the last season’s champions will come into this on the back of an impressive 1-3 win away at fifth-placed Nice with a brace from Jonathan David.
Lille vs Rennes Head-to-head
- The head to head tradition completely favors the home teams.
- Lille have thus won 17, drawn 8, and lost just 2 of the previous 27 home clashes against Rennes.
- Lille will also enter this tie with a run of three victories and a draw in the previous four encounters with Rennes.
Lille vs Rennes Prediction
This is the kind of the match in which you ignore the numbers and H2H records. In normal circumstances, we would back Lille because they have a great home record while Rennes have won only 6 of 18 league games on the road this term.
Nevertheless, because this match has no importance whatsoever for the hosts, while it could potentially secure the Champions League football next year for Rennes, we have to back the visitors at the odds of 1.80 odds.
Lille vs Rennes Betting Tips
Rennes to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Rennes Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.61 (8/13) odd.