Rennes vs Nantes
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 28 January, 2017
Kick off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Roazhon Park, Rennes.
PSG ended Nantes’ two-win streak at the start of the year by beating them with 0-2 last weekend at Stade de la Beaujoire. However, the Portuguese manager Sergio Conceicao can be very happy with how his defensive line looks in spite of conceding two goals to PSG, who are a class above every other team in the top flight of French football. The Canaries have taken three wins in a row away from home after improving the form a lot since mid-December onwards.
The story is opposite with Rennes. The team led by Chrtistian Gourcouff opened the season in a strong fashion, but they dropped down as time passed by. Les Rouges et Noirs are now winless in last five league games failing to score two or more goals in each of the mentioned games. Considering how good Nantes’ defense credentials are at the moment, we see the value in backing Rennes to score Under 1.5 team goals at 1/2 odds.
Rennes vs Nantes: Head-to-Head Stats
Rennes picked up an away 1-2 win from the first clash between the two sides in the season. It was back at the start of the season when they enjoyed a terrific form. It was the Polish winger Kamil Grosicki who scored a brace to turn the game around in the second half for Gourcouff’s squad.
Rennes vs Nantes: Prediction
It is hard to separate these two sides on paper looking at their current run of results. Rennes are far from their best shape which is why we would avoid the home win bet offered at 11/10.
Nantes are solid at the back and they could take advantage of the momentum and claim the 4th straight win on the road.
We will go with the safer options and advise high stakes on Nantes not to lose the match at 3/4 and Rennes not to score over one goal at 1/2.
Rennes vs Nantes: Betting Tips
Double Chance – Nantes or Draw at 3/4 (1.75)
Rennes Under 1.5 team goals 1/2 (1.50).