Prediction and odds for the game: Rennes (21/20) vs Lille (11/4)
We are backing the home win
When: Wednesday 1 December 2021, Kick-off 20:00
Where: Roazhon Park
On Wednesday night, Rennes will look to continue their stellar recent run in Ligue One, as they welcome struggling reigning champions Lille to Roazhon Park.
Rennes are currently flying high in Ligue One, second place in the table, but they have a pack of teams below them chomping at their heels in the fight for the Champions League berths for next season. With PSG 12 points clear at the top of the table, securing a top-three finish will be Rennes most realistic aim for this season.
Bruno Genesio’s team have been in impressive form of late in the French top-flight, winning seven of their previous nine matches in Ligue One.
The home side has been impressive in defence this season, as no team have conceded fewer goals than the home team in the French top-flight. It will be of no surprise then that Rennes have kept clean sheets in five of their last seven league matches.
Rennes have built their current league position on outstanding home form, as they have won their previous five home games in the French top-flight. They have also kept clean sheets in four of their last five league outings at Roazhon Park.
Reigning champions Lille were always going to find this season difficult after the exit of key players and more importantly head coach Christophe Galtier leaving for Nice. However, LOSC have struggled for results and head into the midweek fixtures just five points clear of the relegation zone in Ligue One.
A 1-1 home draw with Nantes last time out means that the champions are winless in their last six league matches. However, four of their last five matches in Ligue One have finished in draws.
The visitors recent league matches have been relatively low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in five of their last seven matches in Ligue One. Despite the low-scoring recent matches, Lille have failed to keep clean sheets in their last six league matches.
One of the factors in Lille’s poor campaign has been their poor recent away record, as they LOSC have won just one of their previous eight league matches on their travels. In fact, Lille have lost four of their previous six away games in the French top-flight.
Rennes have enjoyed an impressive season, while Lille have underachieved this season after winning the French top-flight last season. We are backing the home win, as the home team are in confident mood. The other bet we are backing is over 2.5 goals scored, as Rennes have been prolific and Lille have not kept many clean sheets in recent months.
Our Tips: We are backing the home win at odds of 21/20 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 10/11. (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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Will Rennes boost their top-three hopes or can Lille cause a shock?