Rennes vs Montpellier
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 29th August 2020
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Roazhon Park.
Rennes will be looking to pick up all three points as they prepare for their first home game of the season against Montpellier. The club are in good spirits after getting a 1-1 draw away to Lille on the opening weekend.
The Lille game looked like it was heading for defeat as Rennes were 1-0 down for the majority of the game and were playing with 10 men after Sacha Boey was sent off early on. But Rennes really surprised and played some good football and had an incredible 16 attempts on goal, that is a great return going to a ground like Lille’s.
Because of reduced fixtures on the opening weekend Montpellier did not play so this is their first game of the season. Pre-season was miserable for the club as they only managed 4 games and won only one of them. That win was a 3-1 victory over Rodez. Their last game was away to Metz which ended 1-1.
Rennes v Montpellier: Head to Head
- Last season in this fixture Rennes beat Montpellier 5-0.
- In the league Montpellier have not beaten Rennes away from home since 2014.
- There is an 80% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Rennes vs Montpellier: Prediction
Our choice is to back Rennes for the win. Montpellier have a poor record at this stadium and their pre-season has not been good enough. There is also a disadvantage for them that they couldn’t play already in the league and Rennes will feel less rusty than their opponents.
Rennes played really well away to Lille who are expected to finish near the top this season and Rennes look like they are in a good place and will create many attacks in this game. We only see one outcome here which is a home victory.
Rennes vs Montpellier: Bet Tips:
Rennes to beat Montpellier at 2.00 (1/1)
Rennes to score 2+ goals at 2.00 (1/1)
Anytime goalscorer: Mbaye Niang (Rennes) at 3.00 (2/1).