Rennes vs Montpellier
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 20th January 2018
Kick off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Roazhon Park (Rennes)
Rennes come into this game on Sunday in 8th place and could go to into the top 6 with a win here. Their form was amongst the best in the league until they had a shock loss in midweek against bottom club Guingamp. They were away from home but were still expected to get something from the game given that they had won their last 4 in a row. It wasn’t to be, and they will be happy to be returning back home.
At Roazhon Park Rennes have struggled for most of the season to get any type of consistency. However, that has changed of late and they have won their last two games here which came against Dijon and Nimes and they scored 6 goals without reply in those games.
Montpellier are in 5th place but have been in poor form where they have not won a game in Ligue 1 since beating Monaco at the beginning of December. If they lose this match, then they would see Rennes go above them.
Away from home Montpellier have the 4th best record in the league and have lost 2 games from 9. However, they have only won 1 game away from home in their last four attempts.
Rennes vs Montpellier Head to Head
In the reverse fixture this season the teams drew 2-2.
The last time the teams played at Rennes last season the game finished 1-1.
Montpellier have not beaten Rennes at Roazhon Park since 2014.
There is a 70% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Rennes vs Montpellier: Prediction
Rennes have a decent record over Montpellier in this fixture and have the motivation to go past them in the league with a win. We feel that their loss over Guingamp was just a blip in an otherwise rich vein of form and we think they can continue their good winning run in this game.
The home side will have much of the ball against Montpellier who are not playing their best football and are experiencing a poor run of form. Going away to Rennes seems like a very tough game for Montpellier.
Watch out though for Montpellier’s Andy Delort; he is great value to score anytime and did score 2 goals against Rennes already this season.
Rennes vs Montpellier: Betting Tips
Rennes to beat Montpellier at 2.10 (11/10)
Anytime goalscorer: Andy Delort (Montpellier) at 4.00 (3/1).