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

Our Prediction:

Rennes will win

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

Their best performances are at the start of the new season and in the end when they fight against relegation. Some might say that it was surprising, but if we analyze more in-depth, we can see that Rennes plays serious football whenever it is necessary. The next game is of no significance for Rennes, but they still may choose to go for a win against, once the most hated club in entire Germany, LOSC.

Lille had their chances but didnt take any of the three key opportunities they created. Lille were beaten 3-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday as Christophe Galtiers men got their first taste of European football following their 2nd place finish last year. Lille will be hoping to get back to winning ways here in the league but they havent been as dominant as they were last year. Ajax did and Lille were punished for it.

Rennes vs Lille Stats

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.

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.

They do have a three-match winless streak behind them and a lot to prove, but we feel theyre still in a better place at this point. Rennes will now hope to capitalize on such woes and they have shown off as a very tough side to beat at this ground, holding Celtic (1-1) to a draw in Europa League midway through the week.

Goalscorers

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 drew 0-0 against a lax Brest side in what was a poor result but theyll be hoping to continue their good home record in the league here. Rennes played on the counter for most of the match and never really managed to get a stronghold in the match although they did create more in the second half. Rennes suffered a poor draw on Thursday as Celtic battled to make it 1-1 at Roazhon Park. Ultimately it was the match that Rennes should have been winning but some may have predicted this following their poor display in the league last week.

His men struggled to score on the regular and in-form Victor Osimhen just wasnt enough to keep it going. LOSC have seen three away losses this term already and while theyve had more success in front of the home fans which sees them sitting just three points behind pace-setters PSG this will obviously be very worrying for Christophe Galtier.

Rennes vs Lille H2H Last Matches

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.

Ludovic Baal currently play for Rennes as a left-back and his contract with the Ligue 1 outfit expires on June 30, 2019. He found the net in a 4-1 win over Anguilla, with Gary Pigree scoring a hat-trick for French Guayana. Baal decided to represent French Guayana on international stage and he made three appearances for the team in the group stages of the 2012 Caribbean Cup.

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 v Lille Match Info

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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.