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

Our Prediction:

Rennes will win

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

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.

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.

Rennes vs Lille Stats

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.

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.

League Table

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.

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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 Match Info

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.