Montpellier vs Rennes Prediction & Match Preview

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

Montpellier vs Rennes
French Ligue 1
Date: 25 February 2022, Friday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Mosson.

Montpellier host Rennes in the first game of Matchday No 26 in Ligue 1 on Friday evening at Stade de la Mosson.

Both teams were successful in the previous round as Montpellier dispatched Lorient 0-1 on the road, while Rennes demolished Troyes 4-1 at home on Sunday.

The match carries a massive importance for both outfits who are currently separated by just three points in the top half of the standings.

Rennes have won three of the last five league games and are again back in contention for the top-three finish. The third-placed Nice are only five points away from them at the moment.

Rennes also look to have improved their performances significantly in the last couple of weeks. They saw off Brest 2-0 at Troyes 4-1 in the previous two home outings, also losing only 1-0 at PSG in the away fixture in between these wins.

However, it is important to say that Bruno Genesio’s troops have generally been playing much better at home than on the road throughout the season.

Rennes have thus won only 3 of 12 league fixtures away from Roazhon Park so far in the season.

Montpellier did lose two of the last three home outings in Ligue 1, both times 0-1 to Troyes and Lille, but they also claimed 7 wins in 13 league fixtures at Stade de la Mosson this term.

Montpellier vs Rennes Head-to-head

  • The home court advantage has played a big factor in this matchup historically.
  • However, Rennes did win four of the previous five clashes against Montpellier.
  • Rennes bagged at least two goals in three of the previous four outings against La Paillade.

Montpellier vs Rennes Prediction

Rennes have shown a fantastic display in the 4-1 drubbing of Troyes on Sunday. They looked lethal in the final third on the occasion as Serhou Guirassy, Gaetan Laborde, and Martin Terrier were all on target.

Although Montpellier did claim 7 wins in 13 home fixtures this season, we lean towards the away win pick as Rennes showed a much better form in the last couple of weeks.

Montpellier vs Rennes Betting Tips

  • Rennes to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
  • Rennes Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.90 (9/10) odd.