Rennes vs Lorient
France – Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday 3rd February 2021
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Roazhon Park (Rennes).
Rennes lost pace with the top of the league as they lost against Lille in their last game. But with 36 points they have a game in hand and European football is still on the cards.
Even though Rennes lost their last game form has been decent with 8 points from 4 games and at home they have won 5 games from 11 and have won 17 points from a possible 33. Rennes would stay in 5th even if they win as Monaco who are above them are six points clear.
Lorient stunned Europe and any fan of football at the weekend as they beat PSG 3-2. Lorient were in 19th place and were the huge outsiders to even get a draw against the champions. It was a fantastic match by the newly promoted side.
Lorient have now won their last 2 games in a row and as a result have climbed up to 18th place. It’s interesting as they have won both of their last two games by the same scoreline of 3-2.
Away from home is where the concern starts for Lorient because they have the worst record in Ligue 1 with 5 points earned from a possible 30. They have lost 70% of their games on the road and won just once.
Rennes vs Lorient: Head to Head
- The last time the clubs met here was in 2017 when Rennes won 1-0.
- From the last 8 league meetings Lorient have won just once.
- Earlier in the season in the reverse fixture Rennes won 3-0.
Rennes vs Lorient: Prediction
Lorient are feeling good and have an objective for survival and they will be feeling upbeat about this game.
But we’ve seen it many times before when a side get a shock win and then drop points in their next game and Rennes away is a very difficult fixture.
We will back the home side to get the win but we wouldn’t be surprised to see an open game and Lorient taking some risks as they try to unhinge the home side. But if Rennes stay compact and play their own game we only see one winner in midweek.
Rennes vs Lorient Betting Tips:
Rennes to beat Lorient at 1.62 (8/13)
Rennes to score 2+ goals at 1.80 (4/5)