Saint-Etienne vs Rennes
France- Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 26th September 2020
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (Saint Etienne).
This game will be sure to be an interesting spectacle as two teams near the top in Ligue 1 lock horns.
Saint Etienne and Rennes are still unbeaten, both have won 3 games and drawn 1 to have 10 points each and currently sit in 1st and 2nd place respectively. So this will be very exciting to witness this match on late Saturday afternoon.
Saint Etienne dropped their first points of the season away to Nantes last weekend when the game ended 2-2 but at home they have a 100% record where they have already beaten Strasbourg and Lorient.
Rennes would go top of the league with a win so they have all the motivation they could ever need. They come into this game having won their last 3 in a row and their last game ended in a 2-1 victory over Monaco, which was a very impressive result.
On the road Rennes have beaten Nimes and drawn against Lille. They have already scored 5 goals away from home.
Saint-Etienne vs Rennes: Head to Head
Last season this league fixture ended 1-1.
Rennes have not won at Saint Etienne since 2011.
Six of the last 10 Ligue 1 meetings between the clubs have ended in a draw.
5 of the last six matches have seen both teams to score.
Saint-Etienne vs Rennes: Prediction
Both clubs are facing their hardest matches of the season and the worry is that they could well cancel each other out. But there could be a winner decided in the 2nd half when legs get tired.
This is why we will back the half time result as a draw, and for there to be more goals in the 2nd half. Both clubs will play it very close to their chests and open up and take risks as the game goes on, we should see a very intriguing match where no one will want to give an inch.
Saint-Etienne vs Rennes: Bet Tips:
Half Time: A draw at 1.91 (10/11)
Highest Scoring Half: 2nd half at 2.10 (11/10)
Anytime goalscorer: Serhou Guirassy (Saint Etienne) at 3.00 (2/1).