Matchday 22 in Ligue 1 will be kicked off with the match between Rennes and Nantes. Both teams are benefiting from the weak start of the season at the top clubs and are therefore in the upper third of the table in Ligue 1. Stade Rennes even occupies third place in the table and thus a starting place for the Champions League qualification.
Rennes vs Nantes Free Betting Tips
In order for “Les Rennais” to continue dreaming of the premier class, the strong first half of the season must be built on. In the first home game of the second half of the season, Stade Rennes suffered a home defeat against Olympique Marseille. Previously, Rennes was unbeaten seven home games in a row across all competitions.
On Friday evening, Rennes against Nantes is the favorites according to bookmaker odds. The guests are not to be underestimated with their strong defense and sense the chance to move up in the Ligue 1 table. We wouldn’t rule out a defensive battle between Rennes and Nantes at the start of the 22nd game day.
Rennes – Statistics & current form
Stade Rennes won the French Cup last season, expanding the trophy collection. It was the fourth national title for the black and red. This also gave the Europa League direct right to start. The international adventure was already over in the group phase.
Rennes is therefore only represented in the national competitions. For Ligue 1’s third place in the table, there was a competitive cup win over SCO Angers during the week, in which the Black-Reds completed 120 minutes. Rennes is now defending the title in the quarter-finals of the “Coupe de France”. It was the fourth consecutive away game in a row.
For the first time after four competitive games, Rennes will play again in Roazhon Park at home. In Ligue 1 Rennes has a home record of 6-1-3. In the ten home games, Rennes has been defeated by Marseille (0: 1), Nice (1: 2) and Reims (0: 1). Before the recent home bust against Marseille, Rennes was unbeaten in seven home games in a row across all competitions.
Coach Julien Stéphan will complain of five losses in the home game against Nantes. No changes are expected in the starting eleven. Taking advantage of the black and red advantage at home and winning, odds at Rennes against Nantes are 2.10 for tip 1.
Probable lineups of Rennes:
➦ Mendy – Maouassa, Da Silva, Gelin, Traoré – Tait, Bourigeaud, Léa, Del Castillo – Niang, Gboho
Last games from Rennes:
⚽️ 01/28/2020 – Angers vs. Rennes 4: 5 (Coupe de France)
⚽️ 01/24/2020 – OGC Nice vs. Rennes 1-1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ January 19, 2020 – Athlético Marseille vs. Rennes 0-2 (Coupe de France)
⚽️ Jan 15, 2020 – Olympique Nimes vs. Rennes 0-1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 01/10/2020 – Rennes vs. Marseille 0-1 (Ligue 1)
Nantes – Statistics & current form
“Les Canaries” want to take fourth place in the table with an away win in Rennes. So far, Nantes has played a promising season, but largely benefited from the weak start to the league competition. With a record of 10-2-9, Nantes is now sixth in Ligue 1.
Only a single point separates the green-yellow from the fourth Montpellier. On the previous day, Nantes suffered a home defeat against Bordeaux. Throughout the game, not a single shot of the canaries went to the Bordeaux goal. Outnumbered Nantes then conceded the unfortunate goal to the 0-1 final score in the course of the second half.
The offensive from sixth in the table is a major shortcoming of the team anyway. With 19 goals, Nantes is one of the strongest defenses in the league, but with 19 goals scored fewer goals than the bottom of the table Toulouse. The most important player on the offensive is Moses Simon, loan player from UD Levante.
The winger of the canaries has scored two goals and prepared five more goals for his team. The offensive lacks support for the youngster. Coach Christian Gourcuff is currently struggling with some injury concerns in the squad. Therefore, the options on the offensive are currently limited. When playing away in Rennes, the main focus is again on defensive work.
Probable lineup of Nantes:
➦ Lafont – Traoré, Krhin, Basila – Appiah – Toure, Abeid – Simon, Louza, Blas – Emond
Last games from Nantes:
⚽️ 01/26/2020 – FC Nantes vs. Girondins Bordeaux 0-1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 01/18/2020 – FC Nantes vs. Lyon 3: 4 (Coupe de France)
⚽️ 01/12/2020 – AS St. Étienne vs. FC Nantes 0-2 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 01/04/2020 – Bayonne vs. FC Nantes 0-2 (Coupe de France)
⚽️ 12/21/2019 – FC Nantes vs. Angers 1: 2 (Ligue 1)
Rennes vs Nantes Direct comparison & statistics highlights
The 83rd match between the two clubs will take place on Friday evening. Nantes leads the direct comparison against Stade Rennes with a record of 37-22-23. In the first half of the current season, Nantes won 1-0 against Rennes. Previously, Nantes had been unsuccessful against Rennes twelve times in a row in a series.
Rennes has been unbeaten in their home games against Nantes since the 2013/14 season. There have been no two home wins in a row since then. If the trend continues and there is a division of points on Friday evening, lucrative betting odds for the draw can be dusted at Rennes against Nantes.
Rennes vs Nantes Free Betting Tips
Just three days before the Friday game against Nantes, Rennes had to complete 120 minutes against SCO Angers. The physical strain from the cup game will still be clearly felt on Friday evening. In contrast, Nantes had no double burden. Nevertheless, as expected, the guests are in the outsider role.
One reason for this is the lack of quality on the offensive. In the last league game, Nantes did not give a single successful shot at the goal and therefore remained without any notable chance of scoring. Defensive stability was maintained over long distances. In the final minutes, Nantes then conceded the goal against home defeat.
Key facts – Rennes vs Nantes tips
💡 Before the home bust against Marseille, Rennes was unbeaten in seven home games in a row.
💡 A few days ago, Rennes played the cup game against SCO Angers and only secured the quarter-final ticket in extra time.
💡 Nantes is the fifth weakest offensive in Ligue 1.
Nantes’ chances of winning at the away game in Rennes will be slim. However, we would not rule out a point win after a draw. The guests have the necessary quality on the defensive and will benefit from the tiredness of the home side. At Rennes against Nantes we place our tip on the draw. But only three units are risked.
Competition: Ligue 1
Date: Jan 31, 2020
Bet Tip: X
Stake: 3/10 units