Rennes vs Orleans
France – Coupe de France
Date: Wednesday, 27th February 2019
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: Roazhon Park (Rennes).
Both these teams ply their trade in different leagues, and that exactly will be playing the major role in determining the winner of the tie. Along with the additional home advantage, the odds are predominantly favoring Rennes.
While the hosts are a strong presence in the top division of French football, Orleans is already struggling in the Ligue 2 with a negative goal difference. They remain the only team in the top 12 to have such a stat.
Rennes is vastly experienced than their counterparts, and they are a force to be reckoned with in the current edition of the Europa League. They just dealt a massive loss and upset to the free-scoring Real Betis from the Spanish La Liga, to walk into the Round of 16 of the tournament. The just-concluded fixture in the competition saw Rennes delivering a 1-3 loss to the hosts, Betis.
Rennes vs Orleans Head-to-head (h2h)
- Both these teams have met just once in the last decade.
- Rennes recorded a win in the game, with a 2-1 scoreline.
- The 2014 fixture saw Rennes making a comeback after going down a goal in the first half.
- The match was at this same venue.
Rennes vs Orleans Prediction
The hosts are unbeaten in 16 of their last 19 games, and at their home, they are on an 11-match unvanquished run, with eight wins in this stretch. Orleans, meanwhile, was winless in three of their last five road games and failed to score in two of those.
The most important, decisive observation in this upcoming fixture is surely the respective leagues of these teams. Rennes takes part in Ligue 1, while their opposite number is struggling in Ligue 2. And to add insult to injury, the higher-division team enjoys additional home advantage.
Also, keep in mind that Rennes has a 100% winning record in h2h ties, this decade.
And finally, when the home team’s high morale and belief due to their qualification to the Round of 16 of the Europa League, and that at the cost of Real Betis, is taken into account, we are tempted to root for the home team to win.
Since it’s the Quarter Final of the competition, and so much is at stake, it would be hard for either to score. Especially the guests will majorly be at the receiving end of the effects due to this fact. They might find it hard to score against a Europa League hopeful, while Rennes has not gone more than three goals in 21 of their last 23 home ties. Drawing a conclusion from this, we believe the scoreline will be 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0, for the hosts.
Rennes vs Orleans Betting Tips
Rennes to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Correct Score: 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0, Rennes @ 1.80 (4/5).