Montpellier vs Rennes Predictions and Match Preview

Montpellier vs Rennes
France-Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 25 November 2018
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Mosson (Montpellier).    

La Paillade has won 4 of their recent 7 matches and lost 2 games. These losses came after a long run of wins in the early stages. Over 2.5 goals came in 3 of their last 4 games in all competitions, the most common scoreline being 3-0. They have only lost 2 home games this season.

The team managed by Michel Der Zakarian have a 4 game win streak going on at home. They managed to keep a clean sheet in all those matches as well.

With 7 wins in 13 matches, they are 3rd in the table with 25 points, just a point behind second place Lille. They have one of the best defense in the league and conceded only 8 goals. Scoring a total of 20 goals they have shown their attacking prowess also.

The visiting side is 12th in the table and have lost 5 matches in the league. They have conceded 19 goals which are 3 more than what they scored. Sabri Lamouchi’s team has been inconsistent in their season so far. In the last 6 games across all venues, they have lost 3 games and has only 1 win.

The team from the city of Rennes have failed to keep a clean sheet in the last 10 matches they played in all competitions. Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of the last 5 matches too.

Away form of the visitors is also not much different. They lost 3 and won 2 of the last 6 matches on the road and has no clean sheet in the last 10 away games.

Montpellier is in contention for UCL qualification and will need a win to stay on the top 3 positions. Apart from the leaders, there are not many points separating the other sides.

Montpellier vs Rennes: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • In the last 6 h2h matches, Rennes has won 3 and lost only once.
  • Under 2.5 goals were scored in the last 7 h2h matches across all venues.
  • At the home of Montpellier, both teams have 1 win each.
  • Under 2.5 goals came in all those 5 matches.

Montpellier vs Rennes: Prediction

In the 7 away matches that Rennes played so far, 6 games had a score of over 2.5 goals. Also, 6 of the host 13 games saw the same scoreline. So we can surely predict a score of over 2.5 goals in the match on Saturday and bet on the same with 2.50 odd.

Montpellier is favorites to win in front of their home crowd. They are on a 4 game win streak at home and I don’t think the visitors with their recent performance cannot win on Saturday. Also, the hosts have never allowed their opponents to score against them in those games. So it will hard for the visitors to break them down. So we can bet on the home team to win with 1.54 odd.

Montpellier vs Rennes: Betting Tips

  • Home team to win @ 1.54 (6/11).
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 2.50 (3/2).