Rennes vs Dijon
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 8 December 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Roazhon Park (Rennes).
Rennes rebounded from a tough 1-4 defeat to Strasbourg in some style as they dispatched the likes of Lyon 0-2 away at Groupama Stadium. It was a dream debut for Julien Stephan on the bench as he took over Sabri Lamouchi as the head coach after the mentioned home failure against Strasbourg. Goals came from Hatem Ben Arfa and Theoson Siebatcheu within just two minutes late in the first half. Right winger Ismaila Sarr was the provider on both occasions.
Can Rennes back up the mid-week success and make it two victories on the trot on Saturday night when they host Dijon at Roazhon Park? A win here could help Les Rouges et Noirs even break into the top half of the ladder. However, they will have to work hard to get it given the visitors will come into this unbeaten in last three league affairs.
Rennes vs Dijon: Head-to-head
The fans at Roazhon Park could be in for goals on Saturday if we are to judge by the head to head record between these two sides.
Each of last four head to head games saw goals scored at both ends, while six of last seven H2H games saw at least three goals scored.
Dijon took four points from two H2H games with Rennes in the previous term of Ligue 1, but les Rouges et Noirs clinched a 1-2 victory when teams met in Coupe de la Ligue.
Rennes vs Dijon: Prediction
Dijon managed to earn a 2-1 victory over Guingamp on Wednesday in spite of having a man sent off 20 minutes from on the occasion. It was their left-back Oussama Haddadi who scored the last match winner four minutes before the final whistle.
It was the first win in 13 matches for Dijon who escaped the danger zone by three points as a consequence. However, Olivier Dall’Oglio van be worried with the lack of meticulousness his men showed at the back this season on travels. Dijon allowed two or more goals in each of last three games on the road in Ligue 1. The home win & BTTS looks to be the standout bet here at 3.50 odds.
Rennes vs Dijon: Bet Tips
Rennes to win & BTTS @ 3.50 (5/2)
Rennes Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.66 (4/6).