Troyes vs Rennes
2017/18 French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 5th August 2017
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade de l’Aube.
Troyes featured the third tier of the French football just two years ago, but they are set to open the Ligue 1 campaign this weekend against Rennes at Stade de l’Aube.
A buzz is expected to be seen in and around Stade de l’Aube this Saturday as the home crowd has not had the chance to enjoy the elite class football in a while and there are no doubts they will enjoy the occasion.
The team led by Jean Louis Garcia is yet to strengthen their attacking lineup. The hosts signed in six new players, but none of them is a striker.
Finding goals has been an issue for the hosts in the last term of Ligue 2 and we can expect them struggle offensively at the start of the new campaign.
The situation has been quite similar with the visitors who bagged no more than 36 goals in 38 games last season.
Christian Gourcuff clearly aimed towards improving these stats in the new season as the team signed Jordan Tell, Ismalia Sarr and Brandon Thomas (all strikers).
The change in the approach has affected the team’s displays in the pre-season as each of their last three freiendlies with Brest, Caen and Lille saw the option of both teams scoring and at least three goals in the match.
Troyes vs Rennes: Head to head
Each of the last seven H2H meetings between the two sides offered high-scoring contests with both teams on the scoresheet which is kind of unusual to be seen on French courts.
Rennes will have the chance to make it all square at six wins, draws and losses for each of the teams in case of their victory on Saturday evening.
Troyes vs Rennes: Prediction
We simply have to stick to the tradition and back the BTTS pick at the decent-value 19/20 odds.
As for the outcome, the draw somehow seems to be the most likeable of scenarios and it is priced up at the 21/10 odds.
Troyes vs Rennes: Bet Tips
The first pick is BTTS at 19/20.
The alternative bet is the draw at 21/10.