Montpellier vs Rennes
France Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 10th August 2019
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Mosson.
Montpellier will be the favourites to win this match and get their campaign off to the very best start.
They have spent nearly 20m on players including the purchase of Teji Savanier who impressed last season with Nimes for 9.5m. They completed the full time signing for Andy Delort also for a bargain 4.5m and the club will come into this season fairly confident that they can do well. Although they did sell some quality and the biggest name there will be Benjamin Lecomte who was sold to Monaco for 13.5m.
Rennes big purchase was M’Baye Niang and he came for 15m. Flavien Tait from Angers also looks like a good buy and he cost 9m. The club have spent almost 30m on players as they aim to have a better season than the last one in the league.
Of course it will always be a memorable one for Rennes who stunned PSG in the Coupe de France final, but they need to find better consistency in the league. They will now play in the Europa League and the fear is that the competition will be too much for the squad, we will have to wait and see.
Montpellier vs Rennes: Head to Head
The last time the teams met the match finished 0-0.
The last time this fixture was played the game ended 2-2.
Rennes have only beaten Montpellier away from home 1 time since 2011.
Montpellier vs Rennes: Prediction
Honestly this is a difficult game to call and the reason for that is the players that both sets of teams have brought in. They have spent 50m between them which for French teams excluding PSG is a big budget.
The teams seem to be similar in quality and even though Rennes have struggled to beat Montpellier at Stade de la Mosson a lot of games have ended in draws and been quite close. This is why we will avoid the winner and instead back the goal market and we think we will see 3 goals or more.
Andy Delort for the home side has been awarded with a full time contract after all of his efforts and we are backing him to score at home.
Montpellier vs Rennes: Bet Tips:
Over 2.5 goals at 2.25 (5/4)
Anytime goalscorer: Andy Delort (Montpellier) at 3.00 (2/1)