Monaco vs Rennes
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 17th September
Kick Off: 16:00 BST
Venue: Stade Louis II (Monaco).
Monaco sit at the top of Ligue 1 with no defeats after four games and the club are getting stronger and stronger. This was for all to see when they beat Tottenham Hotspur in London 2-1 in the Champions League. They had lost 4-1 to the same club last year.
Monaco is on a roll and they feel very confident heading into this game with Rennes who are in 6th position. Monaco coach Louis Jardim gave the players the day off (Thursday) and they will resume intense training Friday afternoon for this match.
Rennes have started well also they have just 1 defeat and that was at the beginning of the season and so come into this game with a 3 match unbeaten streak. But the club are yet to win away from home.
Monaco vs Rennes: Head to Head Stats
The last 3 fixtures between these two have all ended in the same score line of 1-1, that includes the last two matches played at the Stade Louis II. In fact Monaco hasn’t won here against Rennes in 3 years. This fixture did have a history of goals but the last 10 matches have always seen fewer than three.
Monaco vs Rennes: Prediction
There’s goals everywhere in this Monaco team, they have scored 10 already without the help of the returning Radamel Falcao who is carrying an injury. Falcao played some time in the Champions League game and he should be given a game here by Jardim in this fixture.
Rennes has proven to be a thorn in Monaco’s side but this is something they can dislodge this weekend. The one worry for Monaco is they do tend to concede goals; they have done so in three of their last four Ligue 1 games. This is something Jardim will want to correct. His defenders are scoring the bulk of the goals and Falcao will be encouraged by his team to add to this.
Monaco vs Rennes: Bet Tips
Monaco to win at 4/5 (1.80)
Radamel Falcao to score anytime at 6/4 (2.50).
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