Lyon vs Rennes
Coupe de France
Date: Tuesday, 2 April 2019
Kick-Off at 20:10 UK / 21:10 CET
Venue: Groupama Stadium (Decines-Charpieu).
Lyon and Rennes will meet each other for the second time in only four days. Les Gones took a narrow 0-1 away win in league’s tie at Roazhon Park on Friday evening. The win pushed them eight points clear off Marseille in fourth place, meaning fans at Groupama Stadium will likely have the chance to enjoy the Champions League anthem next season as well.
Lyon also have a go at a trophy in Coupe de France where they only need to beat Rennes on the home patch to make it all the way to the final. The hosts will definitely come into the clash as clear favourites following a pair of league wins against tricky rivals (3-2 vs Montpellier and 0-1 vs Rennes).
Bruno Genesio should have the full squad available with the likes of Nabil Fekir, Memphis Depay, Tanguy NDombele and Moussa Dembele all set to feature from the first minute here.
Lyon vs Rennes: Head-to-head
The aforementioned 0-1 victory at Roazhon Park ended Lyon’s streak of two consecutive defeats in matches against Les Rouges et Noirs.
Interestingly, none of past three H2H outings produced goals at both ends.
Overall, Les Gones lead the H2H tie by 10 wins coming into 51st meeting with Rennes.
Lyon vs Rennes: Prediction
Rennes will continue their though schedule here against Lyon. They fell 3-0 to Arsenal in the reverse fixture of their last 16 round Europa League tie at Emirates Stadium in mid-March. Since then, they drew 1-1 at Bordeaux and lost 0-1 to Lyon to drop down to 9th place in the Ligue 1 ladder.
Les Rouges et Noirs have a record of 4 wins, 6 draws and 6 defeats in 16 away fixtures so far in the season. Given they’ll come across in-form side in such an important affair to determine Coupe de France finalist, we can hardly expect success from the visitors here.
Furthermore, Bruno Genesio’s troops won five and drew one of past six home outings across competitions, a thread which started with a 2-1 victory over the likes of PSG. Lyon bagged as many as 11 goals in last three home wins and we expect them to produce plenty here as well.
Lyon vs Rennes: Bet Tips
Lyon to win @ 1.44 (4/9)
Lyon to win & Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.05 (21/20).