Rennes vs Lens
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 5th December 2020
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Roazhon Park (Rennes).
Rennes have slipped down to 7th place after a bad patch but the club need to remain focused as they are only four points from a top 4 position and six points behind leaders PSG.
All is not lost for Rennes but there is no denying this is the worst period for the club this season. Last weekend they were able to draw 1-1 at Strasbourg but they have just 1 win in their last five games.
Julian Stephan’s team have even suffered at home losing 2 of their last three games here. Their last home game ended in a 1-0 defeat against Bordeaux. Depending on results Rennes could climb a place and try to get back into contention with victory.
This match should be interesting as Lens are just 1 point behind Rennes. Lens’ form has not been good and like Rennes they have 1 win from their last five.
Last weekend Lens lost 3-1 at home to Angers and like Rennes, Lens started the season well but have dropped off.
The good news for Lens is that they won their last away game although it was against the bottom side Dijon. However up until now Lens have lost just 40% of their games away, and could come here with some confidence.
Rennes vs Lens: Head to Head
The teams have not met at Rennes since 2014 and Rennes won that match 2-0.
Rennes have won the last 3 league meetings between the sides.
The last 5 league meetings have all ended in under 2.5 goals.
Rennes vs Lens: Prediction
It’s interesting to note that recent results between the clubs have seen under 3 goals. This is a game where both sides come into it very cautiously.
Because of this we shouldn’t expect to see many goals and under 2.5 will certainly be one of our choices. Lens do not have a good record coming here and we have to expect Rennes who are a good side, they just need to get the first goal and confidence should return.
We will also back for there to be more goals in the 2nd half as players tire and the game opens up more. For a home side Rennes are a very good and open price and it is worth taking them on as their poor form is bound to change very soon, they’re too good to continue not to win matches.
Rennes vs Lens Betting Tips:
Rennes to beat Lens at 2.10 (11/10)
Under 2.5 goals at 1.80 (4/5)
Highest Scoring Half: 2nd half at 2.10 (11/10).