Rennes vs Lyon Predictions and Match Preview

Rennes vs Lyon
France – Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 29th March 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Roazhon Park (Rennes).

Some weeks back, Lyon seemed like they would single-handedly raise Ligue 1 to the levels of other premier European leagues. They had held Barcelona to a goalless draw in their Champions League Round of 16 tie – first leg, and was just another score-draw away from eliminating the last Spanish team in the competition, and entering the final eight of the tournament. They had also put an end to PSG’s unbeaten run in the Ligue 1.

But since then, their season spiraled into some off-the-mark performances, and they are finally regressing to the mean. For Rennes, who are exemplary at home, and who is chasing a spot in the Europa League, this situation is ideal to put in their moves and go in for the kill. The last such spot lies just six points above.

Rennes vs Lyon Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last two games were won by Rennes, and both were away wins.
  • Rennes found the back of the net in the last four matches in a row.
  • The last three games at this venue had both teams on the scorecard.
  • Lyon netted goals in 16 of their last 19 visits to the stadium.

Rennes vs Lyon Prediction

Rennes is on an astonishing streak at home, with the team remaining unbeaten in their last 14 home ties. Impressively, 11 of them were wins. They were also winless in 20 of their last 24 overall games. On the other hand, Lyon is winless in their last four away ties and lost three of them as well. Moreover, they conceded two or more goals in their last three games on the road and a total of nine in the last three.

In addition, Rennes recorded wins in the last h2h encounters, and both were road wins. This time around, they have an additional home advantage. Expect Rennes to take the three points.

Despite their bad form, Lyon is no pushover. They will make it as hard as they can for the hosts. They have found the back of the net in 16 of their last 19 visits to this venue, and the last three h2h ties at this stadium had goals from both teams.

Expect both halves of the pitch to witness goals.

Rennes vs Lyon Betting Tips

  • Rennes to Win @ 3.20 (11/5)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).