Rennes vs Montpellier
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 8th March 2020
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Roazhon Park (Rennes).
Rennes saw Marseille only draw at home to Amiens on Friday night and this will give them the motivation to get the job done and win on Sunday. A win would take Rennes just 6 points behind Marseille for the race of 2nd place and an automatic Champions League qualification.
Rennes have won their last two games coming into this game beating Nimes and Toulouse in two games that they should have been winning and this match could prove a much sterner test. The club need to win because Lille are just 1 point behind them and could easily scupper their Champions League hopes.
Montpellier are in 6th place with 40 points and have the chance for a Europa League finish. The club beat Strasbourg 3-0 last weekend but have still lost 2 of their last three league games. A win here and a defeat or draw for Lyon would see Montpellier move up a place. Away form is poor with just 1 win this season and they have lost their last 3 games in a row. Their last away win was back in January against Amiens.
Rennes vs Montpellier: Head to Head
- Last season this fixture ended in a 0-0 draw.
- 3 of the last 4 meetings has finished in a draw.
- Montpellier haven’t won at Rennes since 2014.
- There is a 90% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Rennes vs Montpellier: Prediction
Rennes had to play in midweek when they lost in the French Cup against Saint Etienne and that will be their disadvantage coming into this game. At the same time with Marseille dropping points they will look to win here.
Rennes have won 8 of their 13 home games and that is quite impressive, and we think they can get a win here. The game could be very close and traditionally there are not many goals in these games.
But we think Montpellier have fight in them, and at least we could see both teams scoring.
Rennes vs Montpellier: Betting Tips
Rennes to beat Montpellier at 2.10 (11/10)
Both teams to score at 2.00 (1/1).