Lyon vs Rennes
France – Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday, 5 December 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK
Venue: Groupama Stadium (Decines-Charpieu).
Lyon host Rennes for their Matchday 16 clash on Wednesday on the back of a nine-game unbeaten streak across competitions, where they earned four wins and five draws – including a thrilling 2-2 draw at Lille just days ago!
Les Gones have fallen behind early on but second-half goals from Bertrand Traore and Moussa Dembele brought a point and left the streak intact. They now sit just a point behind 2nd placed Montpellier and the home clash against Rennes surely seems like a perfect opportunity to challenge the spots leading to Champions League as soon as mid-week.
Rennes sit in the bottom part of the table and they’ve seen a three-game unbeaten streak of their own ended in a thrashing 1-4 loss to Strasbourg! They have been scoring goals on the road and this could be more promising but snatching points at Groupama Stadium could prove a tough task, as Bruno Genesio enjoys attacking football and his men score numbers of goals too.
Lyon vs Rennes: Head-to-head
Rennes have snatched a 0-2 win at this ground last week.
Lyon have better overall records and they’ve bagged 21 wins in 48 games, with 16 draws and 11 losses along the way.
The February win here was also the only one for Rennes in the last five head-to-head clashes.
Lyon vs Rennes: Prediction
We will now back Lyon to bounce back to the winning ways and we’ll go for a Home win here at 1.53, which has seen many big hitters lumping and for a reason – as Les Gones look to be in a better place at this point and ready to take advantage of it.
However, Rennes have been scoring goals and this also promises an exciting game of football. This has us believing Lyon will outgun the rivals to the points with a better display up front before anything else and backing Over 2.5 goals FT at 1.61 as a solid approach to the fixture by itself.
Lyon vs Rennes: Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.53 (8/15)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (8/13).