Lille vs Rennes
French Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday, 21st December 2016
Kick off at 19:50 UK Time
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille.
Lille went down very easy 2-0 to Marseille and will want to bounce back immediately against Rennes who also lost in their last game. Lille are still looking for a new coach so caretaker Patrick Collot will continue for the rest of this year.
The loss stopped Lille in their tracks who had won 3 games in a row but this is a side whose season like many others is based on their home form not away. In front of their home fans they have won 5 and lost 4 from nine games with still no draws. Only Lyon also haven’t drew at home.
Rennes really suffered against Bastia, a game they were expected to win, they lost and this became their first of the season at home. The question has to be is this a hammer fall for Rennes? Is this the moment they go through a bad period in the league? We’ve already seen a similar team of quality in Toulouse stumble a few weeks back, if this is Rennes’ turn it’s time to back against them.
Lille vs Rennes: Head to Head Stats
You have to go back over 20 years and 13 games since Rennes recorded a victory away to Lille. But there have been quite a few draws in between, even the last two matches in this exact fixture finished with draws. Three of the last 5 fixtures have ended 1-1. Based on the last 10 fixtures there is a 90% success rate of seeing fewer than 3 goals.
Lille vs Rennes: Prediction
We have zero confidence in a Rennes win, not only does history tell us this but they have a poor record away from home. However Lille on the handicap seems tempting they are big odds on to do so. We shouldn’t expect many goals in this fixture.
Lille vs Rennes: Betting Tips
Under 2.5 full-time goals at 13/8 (2.62)
Over 0.5 goals in first half at 6/11 (1.55)
Lille to win – Draw no bet at 1/2 (1.50).