Rennes vs Guingamp
French Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 30th September 2016
Kick Off: 19:45 BST
Roazhon Park (Rennes).
Inconsistency is letting Rennes down because they can’t get a string of wins together and that is why when they face Guingamp they find themselves in 11th place. They predictably went down 2-1 at Marseille and what rubbed it in for the club was that they had opened the scoring.
At home though Rennes have been strong where they have won all 3 games scoring 7 goals and conceding just twice. It is clear to see that the majority of their points this season will come at Roazhon Park.
Guingamp lost at Bastia 1-0 last weekend and to further compound their misery Brazilian defender Fernando Marcel was sent off after receiving two yellow cards. Guingamp have still had a decent start to the Ligue 1 campaign however in recent weeks the cracks have started to show.
The club have won only 1 game in their past 4 and away from home they have lost two on the bounce.
Rennes v Guingamp: Head to Head stats
Last season Guingamp ran out easy 3-0 winners in this same fixture. However from the last four meetings Rennes have been victorious on 3 occasions. In six times from 10 matches we have seen the correct score at half time as 0-0.
Rennes vs Guingamp Prediction:
Both teams come into this match with average form. However Rennes has been brilliant at home this season and Guingamp are looking ordinary after a great start. This will be a close match and small details will be the difference but Rennes should be able to negotiate this one and collect the points.
Rennes manager Christian Gourcuff has had the club back in training early and stepped up sessions that some players have said have lasted for 90 minutes more than they should. Stamina is obviously the key and Rennes need to put some of their recent away defeats behind them.
Rennes vs Guingamp Bet Tips:
Rennes to beat Guingamp at 21/20 (2.05)
Anytime goal scorer – Giovanni Sio (Rennes) at 2/1 (3.00).