Nimes vs Rennes
France – Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday, 15th January 2020
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stade des Costieres.
Nimes got a morale boosting victory at the weekend beating Reims 2-0 and they have the luck to remain at home again in this midweek clash with Rennes.
The Reims victory was important for Nimes even if they remain in 19th place because it shows some signs of recovery. They are two points behind Amiens in 18th and 5 points from safety, and the win stopped a 4 game losing run.
At home Nimes have won just 3 games and lost 45% of them. They have earned 5 points from their last 15 available at home. Rennes lost to Marseille in a massive clash at the weekend as it was 2nd v 3rd and Marseille have now gone 8 points clear. Rennes now have Nantes, Lille and Montpellier hot on their trail for 3rd place. It was Rennes first defeat in 4 games after winning four in a row.
Rennes still boast the 4th best away record in Ligue 1 and they have won their last two away games in a row beating Lyon and Metz for good measure. They have earned 14 points on the road from a possible 27.
Nimes vs Rennes: Head to Head
The Last time the teams met here Nimes won 3-1.
The clubs have only played each other twice in recent times with one win each.
There is a 100% success rate to see over 3.5 goals.
Nimes vs Rennes: Prediction
Rennes can’t afford to lose this game. They have already kissed goodbye to 2nd place most likely and now a top 3 and even top 4 spot could be under threat.
Whilst Rennes have a better team this won’t be an easy match since Nimes are battling for survival, however Rennes have won their last two games away from home.
We think this will be a close battle, and whoever blinks first will be in trouble. The risk is here but we are going to back the home side to get a narrow win.
Nimes vs Rennes: Bet Tips:
Nimes to beat Rennes at 3.20 (11/5)
Anytime goalscorer: Renaud Ripart (Nimes) at 4.00 (3/1).