PSG vs Rennes
France Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 27th January 2018
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Parc des Princes (Paris).
PSG will be the massive odds on favourites to continue their fantastic run in Ligue 1 where they have been top of the league since August.
They are 13 points clear at the top and have 2 games in hand over 2nd placed Lille, so are in theory 19 clear. It has been an incredible season even for PSG’s standards.
They have won their last 3 games in a row and are still unbeaten this season. At home they have a perfect record of 10 wins from 10 games and are scoring almost 4 goals a game on average and have only conceded 3 goals. Stunning isn’t the word.
PSG continued their winning ways in the French Cup by beating Strasbourg 2-0 here in midweek, but victory came at a price. That price was the injury to Neymar who will miss this game and could be out for at least a month.
Rennes are trying to chase a top 4 place and are 9th , six points behind that target. They come into this game in poor form having lose to bottom team Guingamp and then drawn against Montpellier- but it is the loss to Guingamp that sticks in the throat. The club have found it hard this season to gain consistency.
Away from home Rennes actually have the 7th best record in the league and the Guingamp loss was their first defeat on the road for five games. They have done fairly well recently as they can include beating Lyon away from home on that list where they won 2-0.
PSG vs Rennes: Head to Head
Rennes won the last game played in Paris, the match ended 2-0.
Earlier this season at Rennes, PSG won 3-1.
PSG have won 10 matches from the last 11 meetings over Rennes.
PSG vs Rennes: Prediction
Forget the last game played in Paris where Rennes won 2-0. It was right at the end of last season and PSG had won the league and rested players, it didn’t matter.
PSG have a great record over Rennes and usually score many goals. They will feel a little upset that Neymar is out and has an injury. Thus, have to remember that Rennes will come here and try to play a strong game. They are a team that have done well on the road once we forget that dire result against Guingamp.
So, for us PSG will win the game, but for value let’s back Rennes on a big handicap.
PSG vs Rennes: Bet Tips
Rennes +2.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2)
First goal scorer: Thomas Meunier (PSG) at 13.00 (12/1)
Both teams to score at 1.80 (4/5).