Rennes vs Nantes Prediction & Match Preview

Rennes vs Nantes Ligue 1 Predictions and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Rennes vs Nantes
France Ligue 1,
Date: Sunday, 22 August 2021
Kick-off 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Roazhon Park.

Rennes will host Nantes just three days after playing Norwegian heavyweights Rosenborg in the UEFA Europa Conference League. Can the hosts grab their first Ligue 1 win of the season on Sunday afternoon at Roazhon Park?

Rennes were much better than Nantes in the previous term of Ligue 1 and we would normally see them as massive favorites in this matchup.

However, the circumstances around this tie forced us to change the opinion and actually give the visitors more chances for success at the Roazhon Park.

First of all, Nantes well confounded their pre-season expectations by clinching four points from the opening two games against Monaco and Metz.

The head coach Antoine Kombouare can be particularly thrilled with his strong defensive block formed by four main defenders and two defensive midfielders (Chirivella and Girotto).

Nantes avoided a defeat at Monaco and they only conceded one goal in two rounds.

Moving forward, their rivals Rennes are right amid their UEFA Europa Conference League playoffs tie against Rosenborg.

Rennes are clearly highly motivated to leave a mark in European football as Bruno Genesio sent his strongest eleven on the pitch of the Roazhon Park in the first leg of that tie on Thursday evening.

Rennes vs Nantes Head-to-head

  • The draw was the most common of the scenarios in the history of this matchup.
  • Nantes have a chance to make it all square at 16 wins for each team with a three-pointer here.
  • Four of the last five head to head meetings between the two sides ended with fewer than two goals scored.
  • We only saw a single goal in two of the last season’s head to head affairs between these two outfits.

Rennes vs Nantes Prediction

Rennes played a couple of 1-1 draws in their opening two fixtures against Lens and Brest. Although Genesio has a strong attacking potential on disposal with Doku, Terrier, and Sulemana in the front three, his Rennes seemed fairly toothless in both league matches so far.

Everything points towards a low-scoring affair and we would not be surprised to see the visitors taking advantage of the momentum and grabbing the late goal for the triumph at the Roazhon Park.

Rennes vs Nantes Betting Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 odd
  • Nantes to Win or Draw @ 1.80 odd.