Lyon vs Rennes Prediction & Match Preview

Lyon vs Rennes French Ligue 1 Predictions and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Lyon vs Rennes
French Ligue 1
Date: 13 March 2022, Sunday
Kick-off at 16:05 UK / 17:05 CET
Venue: Groupama Stadium.

Lyon will be looking to complete the perfect week on Sunday afternoon when they host top-half rivals Rennes in one of the most interesting ties of Match day No 28 in Ligue 1.

Les Gones won two matches within the last nine days, including the 1-4 drubbing of Lorient last Friday in the previous round of the domestic league.

The latest acquisition Romain Faivre was fantastic on the occasion, netting two goals past Lorient, while strikers Moussa Dembele and Karl Toko-Ekambi were also on target on the evening.

Lyon backed up this win on Wednesday evening when they saw off Porto 0-1 away on Portuguese soil in the first leg of the last 16 round in UEFA Europa League.

Lucas Paqueta notched the only goal after a pass from in-form Moussa Dembele. The team led by Dutch manager Peter Bosz are now ninth in the league ladder and they sit only seven points shy of Marseille in third place.

Lyon can thus still join the battle for a place in the UEFA Champions League next season. However, their ambitions will highly depend on the outcome of this clash against Rennes who are currently six points above them in the fourth position of the Ligue 1 ladder.

Rennes will also enter this tie on a high following an impressive run of four wins and one defeat in the previous five league affairs.

Their only loss in this stretch came away at Paris Saint-Germain and it was a narrow one (1-0).

Lyon vs Rennes Head-to-head

  • Lyon will also be looking for revenge after a tough 4-1 defeat to Rennes in the first half of the season at Roazhon Park.
  • The outfits generally have a win, a draw, and a loss each in the previous three head to head encounters.
  • Rennes won four of the last five away outings against Lyon, though.

Lyon vs Rennes Prediction

Rennes have bagged ten goals in the last three league victories over Troyes, Montpellier, and Angers. Since Lyon have also shown great attacking form nine days ago at Lorient, we have reasons to back goals at both ends at the odds of 1.66.

This is one of the last chances for Lyon to catch up with the teams above them in a potential battle for the UEFA Champions League spots and we doubt they will waste it after a great couple of displays in the last nine days.

Lyon vs Rennes Betting Tips

  • Both Teams To Score @ 1.66 (4/6)
  • Lyon to win @ 2.10 (11/10) odd.