Rennes vs Lille
Coupe de France
Date: Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Kick-Off at 20:05 UK / 21:05 CET
Venue: Roazhon Park (Rennes).
Rennes host Lille in one of the most exciting ties of the last 16 round in Coupe de France. The visitors will enter the game in the highest of spirits following a fantastic run of six consecutive wins across competitions. The last one in the thread was particularly impressive as Les Dogues bagged four goals without any response in the home thumping of 7th-placed Nice on Friday evening.
Rafael Leao, Nicolas Pepe, Jonathan Bamba and Loic Remy were all on the scoreline on the occasion. Pepe thus continued to shine taking his league tally to 16 goals in 23 appearances. He notched three in last two matches and will no doubts be the biggest threat to Rennes’ goal if he gets any minutes on the pitch in thus cup tie.
Chris Galtier’s men are thus on their best way to secure the Champions League football next season. They are nine points clear of fourth-placed Saint-Etienne at the moment. Will Galtier keep the league success at the first place and mix up his cards for this cup tie at Roazhon Park?
Rennes vs Lille: Head-to-head
Three of past four H2H games saw the Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS option “coming in”.
Lille picked up a 3-1 victory when teams met each other in mid-August last year at Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
Rennes were much better in the history of games against Lille at Roazhon Park where they won 12, drew 7 and lost only 4 of 23 ties against Les Dogues.
Rennes vs Lille: Prediction
Rennes sit 10th in the Ligue 1 ladder. They barely went past Brest in their first Coupe de France fixture a month ago (on penalties). They will come into this off the back of a tough 4-1 defeat to PSG at Parc Des Princes.
Julian Stephan’s men could rely on the fact Lille generally play much better in their own backyard. Furthermore, Rennes have a fine H2H tradition in home outings against Les Dogues. Also, Les Rouges-et-Noirs kept three consecutive clean sheets at Roazhon Park in Ligue 1.
We expect a close affair to be decided by one or even none goals. Under 2.5 goals FT is the best of betting options, while braver tipsters can try with the draw at the half time.
Rennes vs Lille: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.75 (3/4)
Draw at the half time @ 2.10 (11/10).