Saint-Etienne vs Rennes Prediction and Match Preview

Saint-Etienne vs Rennes
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 21st October 2018
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade Geofrroy-Guichard (Saint Etienne).

Saint Etienne have had a positive start in Ligue 1 so far and the team who usually struggle in mid table will be setting their sights to continue their fine run. They are currently in 6th place and could push themselves into 4th depending on results if they get a win at the weekend.

They did lose 3-1 away to Lille in their last game but before that they went on a 3 game winning run beating teams such as Monaco, Toulouse and Caen. The encouraging news for them is that they are unbeaten at home after 4 games with 3 wins and 1 draw. That includes winning 2 games in a row.

Rennes are 11th but it is still very close in the top half of the league and if they were to win they would go within a point of their hosts. The club had a nightmare September where they lost 3 games in a row but they have recovered lately and are on a 2 game unbeaten streak. They did win their last away game which came against Monaco but in reality they have won just 1 away match from their last 4 games played on the road.

Saint-Etienne vs Rennes: Head to Head

  • The last time the teams played here the game finished 2-2.
  • The last 3 meetings have all ended in draws.
  • There have been 7 draws from the last 9 games.

Saint-Etienne vs Rennes: Prediction

Our prediction here is to see a home win. Saint Etienne have been very strong at home, whilst Rennes on a whole do not have a great away record and do not win here frequently. Indeed Rennes have not won at this ground since 2011.

There should be a lot of goalmouth action but we don’t expect many goals as the home side will be looking to put in a professional display and get all three points to move them up to their objective of a European place.

Saint-Etienne vs Rennes: Betting Tips

  • Saint Etienne to beat Rennes at 2.20 (6/5)
  • Anytime goal-scorer Robert Beric (Saint Etienne) at 3.00 (2/1).