Rennes (@2.62) vs Lille (@3.0)
23-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Rennes will win

Rennes – Lille Match Prediction | 23-09-2019 09:00

This season they arguably have the better team have started well and Lille have a recent poor record over Rennes. Rennes form has dipped recently but they have a great chance to put that right with a win at the weekend. The problem for Lille of course is that they sold their best two players, and have struggled since, this is an away game and they had to play in midweek. All of this points to a home win. Rennes had to play also where they drew 1-1 with Celtic in the Europa League but the advantage, they had there was that it was also at home.

Theyve bagged ten points in five games and challenging the top of the table here will surely be a push they desperately need to end the unwanted streak. Julien Stephans side has shocked PSG (2-1) early in the campaign and will surely be motivated to build on such a performance, despite seeing Nice (1-2) snatch the points since.

Christophe Galtier is doing a great job with the Stade Pierre-Mauroy outfit and, as a result, his men will represent France in the Champions League next term. Lille aim to put icing on the cake on a very successful season with a win over Rennes, but seeing that les Rouges et Noirs are tough to beat at home, the visitors should be happy with one point from the match as well.

Rennes vs LOSC Correct Score Prediction

The situation is so serious that if we look at the previous ten games, we may see that Rennes has third-worst performance. Their last three home games ended without a winner. The team from Lille drew their last three away games but more importantly, they lost only two of their previous twenty-three games in the league. One explanation could be that they are testing new players and new tactics because they are far away from both the relegation zone and the zone that leads to European competitions. Rennes played really well until mid-March. After that, they recorded only two victories.

Lille have conceded at least two goals in four of their last five away games and with Rennes scoring at least two goals in ten of their last sixteen home matches, were backing the hosts to score over 1.5 goals here. Neither team comes into this game in incredible form but with Lille so poor on the road, were going to edge this one in the way of the hosts. Rennes have always had a good record against Lille with them winning four of the last five clashes.

Rennes is in the safe middle of the table without chances to reach places that lead to European competitions. In the previous round, Rennes played a fantastic match against Eintracht Frankfurt which they won. We already said that Rennes plays dangerous football at home, but the truth is that their overall performance is not so good because they lost nine of their last fourteen games.

Niang MBaye is the top goal scorer in Rennes squad at the moment. The team from Lille is recognized as the team with the best defense in the league. Hatem Ben Afra and Benjamin Borigeaud are also in great shape. Nicolas Pepe is an absolute star in his team because he scored twenty-two times in the current season. When LOSC plays away matches, there are under 2.5 goals on average. He scored nine times so far and together with his Senegalese teammate Ismaila Sarr they make tremendous offensive duo.

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This season they arguably have the better team have started well and Lille have a recent poor record over Rennes. The problem for Lille of course is that they sold their best two players, and have struggled since, this is an away game and they had to play in midweek. All of this points to a home win. Rennes form has dipped recently but they have a great chance to put that right with a win at the weekend. Rennes had to play also where they drew 1-1 with Celtic in the Europa League but the advantage, they had there was that it was also at home.

We must say that second place is the best Lilles result in the last nine years. In the previous round, LOSC played in Lille against Angers and they easily won that match 5-0. Hosts are in good shape and despite three draws in the last three away games, we give an advantage to them. If football managers need instructions about the 4-2-3-1 formation, then they should ask Christophe Galtier about it. The team from Lille recorded twenty-two wins, nine draws, and six defeats. The main goal in this season was to secure a place that leads to Champions League, and that goal is successfully achieved. LOSC are in second place sixteen points behind league winner, PSG.

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Les Dogues continue life without Pepe, who left the club in the summer, but they have been in a fine form at the start of the season. Lille recorded a win in each of their first three home games in the national championship, but given their poor away record, we predict that they are going to share the spoils with Rennes at Roazhon Park this weekend. Les Rouges et Noirs aim to stay in top three in the Ligue 1 standings and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Lille.

Rennes vs Lille H2H Last Matches

Roazhon Park will host Fridays football game between Rennes and Lille. Rennes are stuck in the middle of the Ligue 1 table ahead of the last game of the season and a win over Lille will see them secure a top-ten finish. Les Rouges et Noirs did well to beat Strasbourg on the road in their last league match, with the team putting an end to their nine-game winless run in the national championship, but beating Les Dogues is easier said than done.

They have also been rather poor defensively with an xGA of 7.10 with three goals conceded so far. Rennes have scored six goals in the league so far but they have the second worst xG in Ligue 1 so these goals may dry up if they dont start creating chances of quality. Rennes have lost just two of their last 22 home matches with wins over PSG, Lille and Arsenal in there for good measure.

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