Rennes vs Saint-Etienne
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 10 February 2019
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Roazhon Park (Rennes).
After defeating Amiens in their last Ligue 1 game, Rennes have got the opportunity to play again at home and the project has been set at trying to get all six points from the two games, they are halfway there.
Rennes will want to be more precise given that they were only able to beat Amiens 1-0 yet had 15 shots at goal but only had 4 which were on target.
The clubs form has been average with just 1 win in their last four and no one is going to forget that they recently lost to bottom club Guingamp in a hurry. However, they are more stable at home where they have gone their past 4 games without defeat.
Saint Etienne are enjoying one of their best seasons in some time as they come into this game in 4th place on 37 points. If the target is 3rd they have a chance because even though they are 6 points behind Lyon they do have an extra game to play. The only worry is that good form has hit a wall and they haven’t won for their past two matches.
Rennes vs Saint-Etienne: Head to Head
The last 4 meetings have all ended in draws, with the most consistent score being 1-1 which has occurred 3 times.
Saint Etienne have not beaten Rennes away from home since 2016.
Since 2013 Rennes have won just 1 game at home to Saint Etienne.
Rennes vs Saint-Etienne: Prediction
Our choice here is to back the away side who have been really solid this season and have not been afraid to attack even when on the road. Rennes are a good team at home but have poor results historically against their opponents.
This could be a close game, and we think that there will be goals in it. We should respect Saint Etienne who are after 3rd place and maybe even 2nd if the teams above them slip up. Rennes on a whole have been unconvincing this season but we do expect them to score on Sunday.
Rennes vs Saint-Etienne: Bet Tips
Saint Etienne to beat Rennes at 3.60 (13/5)
Both teams to score at 1.80 (4/5).