Rennes vs Nimes
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 23rd February 2020
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Roazhon Park (Rennes).
Let’s face it when Rennes lost at Reims last weekend they basically blew 2nd place. They are now 11 points behind Marseille and they looks like it will be too much to catch up on.
It was a disappointing result for Rennes but they have bigger problems than trying to catch Marseille, now they have to make sure to keep 3rd place. Lille and Monaco are very close behind and of course finishing in 3rd place in France means you get the chance to enter the Champions League qualifiers.
Rennes form is not good as they have not won any games for their last 3 and they really need to pick up their early season form. At home Rennes have won 7 games from 12 which is decent enough but it’s still 1 win in their last three.
Nimes are in good form and away from home they have only won once all season. The encouraging news is that it was their last away game in which they beat Nice 3-1, in a very impressive result.
Rennes vs Nimes: Head to Head
Last season seemed easy for Rennes as they won this fixture 4-0.
Earlier this season in the reverse fixture Rennes won 1-0.
The teams have only played each other 3 times in the recent era and there is a 66% chance to see over 3.5 goals.
Rennes vs Nimes: Prediction
Nimes are in 17th but they have recovered from the bottom three and have been superb in the last few weeks winning 4 games in a row. Indeed, they would be 2nd in the league based on recent form.
Whilst the club have done so well to get out of the bottom three their job is only halfway done and they need to keep picking up points to move away as they are only one point above the relegation zone.
Rennes have been a little all over the place lately, but we are going to back them to get back on track and get a win here, despite how well Nimes have been playing lately.
Rennes vs Nimes: Bet Tips
Rennes to beat Nimes at 1.72 (8/11)
Correct Score: Rennes to win 2-1 or 3-1 at 8.00 (7/1) and 13.00 (12/1) respectively.