Rennes vs Saint-Etienne
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 1st December 2019
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Roazhon Park (Rennes).
Rennes need to establish what makes them such a staple side of Ligue 1 football and that has come down to their home form which has normally been very solid. But they suffered a little bit last season and in this one they have just a 50% win rate at Roazhon Park, which isn’t going to cut it. It is a big reason that the club start their 15th game of the season down in 11th place with 18 points.
Recent form has not been very good with 3 defeats in their last five games and last weekend they were beaten 2-1 at lowly Dijon which did them no favours.
Saint Etienne are faring much better in 5th place but the league is so close that if they lose this game Rennes will be just one point behind them. Saint Etienne have remained unbeaten in over a month but are drawing too many games.
Something to consider for Rennes is that their opponents have the 2nd best away record in the league. Though that only means winning 12 points from a possible 21. But the good news for Saint Etienne is that they have impressively won their last 3 games in a row.
Rennes vs Saint-Etienne: Head to Head
- Last season Rennes won this game 3-0.
- Saint Etienne have not won here since 2016.
- 4 of the last 5 meetings has seen both teams to score.
- There has not been a 0-0 between the teams since 2015.
Rennes vs Saint-Etienne: Prediction
We can see this match finishing in a draw and will take this for the half time bet which is always a less risky option. Goals can come but we don’t expect that to happen until the second half.
Can Saint Etienne really win 4 games in a row away from home?
We’re not too sure about that and despite the difference in positions we think that Rennes will be able to match them in a game that could become quite physical. Backing a red card in this game could be very good value indeed.
Rennes vs Saint-Etienne: Bet Tips:
Half Time Result: A draw at 2.00 (1/1)
A red card-sending off in the game at 5.00 (4/1)
Highest Scoring half: 2nd half at 1.91 (10/11).