Reims vs Rennes
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 17th February 2019
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade Auguste Delaune (Reims)
Form has picked up for Reims who come into this game in 11th place but are just 5 points from 4th position, that is how close and exciting Ligue 1 has become this season for a possible European finish.
Reims have not lost a game since the beginning of December and this is the clubs best patch of form this season. They will want to push on though when they meet a potential banana skin in Rennes.
Reims have picked up 9 points from their last 15 and their last home match ended in a very good 2-1 win over Marseille.
Rennes are in 8th but just a point ahead of Reims so there really is all to play for in this match. The club have won their last 2 games in a row against Amiens and Saint Etienne though it should be noted that both of those victories were at home.
Away Rennes have lost their last two games. One came against PSG which would have been expected however the other game was against bottom club Guingamp which was a surprise.
Reims vs Rennes: Head to Head
- Earlier this season Reims won 2-0.
- The last time the teams played at this stadium was in 2015 when the game finished 2-2.
- 5 of the last 7 league games have ended in over 2.5 goals.
Reims vs Rennes: Prediction
Every time Reims have been asked to take that extra step and go and beat a team at home that they should be beating they have failed. It is unfortunate because Reims have a decent team, but they keep taking one step forward and two backwards. They could prove a lot of people wrong and change something in this match.
But it could be difficult. We are going to take these teams to be all level at half time but we do expect goals to come as the game goes on and the players become more tired and starting to make more mistakes.
Reims vs Rennes: Bet Tips
Half Time: A draw at 1.91 (10/11)
Highest Scoring Half: 2nd half at 1.91 (10/11)