Rennes vs Nancy
2016/17 French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 20 August, 2016
Kick-off: 19:00 UK
Venue: Stade de la Route de Lorient.
Rennes suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Nice away from home in the opening day of the 2016/17 Ligue 1 season. This was also going to be a tough fixture considering Nice was fighting for the Champions League spot last season right till the end. However sitting back at home, Rennes will fancy their chances to grab the first win of the season against the newly promoted side Nancy.
Nancy gained promotion to French top flight football after winning Ligue 2 last season. The newly promoted side were expected to loss the game against a side like Olympique Lyonnais who are competing for the league title. Alexandre Lacazette was the star of the show with a hattrick in the 3-0 mauling.
Rennes vs Nancy: Head-to-Head Stats
The latest meeting between these two sides was in the 2013/14 edition of Coupe de la Ligue, with Renne winning it 2-1 on extra time.
The teams share 2 wins each from their last 6 league meetings and each of their wins came away from home.
The team playing at home haven’t won in the last 15 games between these two sides. The last time the home team won can be dated back to 2005 which resulted in a 6-0 win for Rennes.
Four of the last five games between these two sides have seen under 2.5 goals.
Rennes vs Nancy: Prediction
Rennes are slight favourites for this games, but there is every chance to break the odds looking at the trend of home team curse in the last 15 meetings between these two sides. The last week’s defeat against Nice was Rennes’ 6th defeat in 7 league games. They might be a quality side, but I feel Nantes will walk away with something from this game.
We are more likely to see a low scoring draw and I will be backing the correct score of 1-1 at full time.
Rennes vs Nancy: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals
Draw at Full Time