Strasbourg v Rennes
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 18th May 2019
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Meinau (Strasbourg).
Strasbourg come into this game in 11th place and have no wins in their past five games. They are in poor form but the players know that because they won the Coupe de la Ligue they will play in Europe anyway. Their last match ended in a 2-1 loss at Dijon.
The club have been the draw specialists this season with an incredible 16 games ending this way for them, that is almost 50%. The club have not tasted a win at home since the beginning of April when they beat Reims and their last home game ended in a 1-1 draw against Marseille.
Rennes are the other team heading to Europe because of a cup win after they won the Coupe de France famously against PSG. This match is interesting given that the clubs have the same points each with 46, and have had very similar seasons.
Rennes form is also poor with no wins in their last 5 games and they come here after drawing 3 matches in a row. Their last result ended in a 1-1 draw with bottom club Guingamp, and they were at home.
Strasbourg vs Rennes: Head to Head
Earlier this season Strasbourg beat Rennes 4-1.
Last season Strasbourg won this fixture 2-1.
Rennes have not won at Strasbourg since 2005.
The last 3 meetings has seen both teams to score.
Strasbourg vs Rennes: Prediction
We think we will see a very amicable match here with both teams happy to play each other with no pressure and both knowing their respective cup wins have got them into Europe. There should be no malice here and we should see a good clean game.
Certainly both teams can enter both sets of fans with some goals, and that is why we will be backing both teams to score which also has a very good history.
Our other choice will be to see the draw at half time, this is a game which will open up in the 2nd half as players take more chances and create more attacking moments. Otherwise this match will feel like a pre season friendly.
Strasbourg vs Rennes: Bet Tips
Both teams to score at 1.57 (4/7)
Half Time: A draw at 2.25 (5/4).