Rennes vs Lyon Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: Roazhon Park

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Rennes vs Lyon Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Lyon will be looking for their second victory in a row in Ligue 1 when they travel to the Roazhon Park to take on Rennes on Friday night. Rennes managed to come back from one goal down to secure a 1-1 away draw at the newly-promoted Troyes at the weekend, with Jordan Tell scoring the equaliser in the 69th minute. On the other hand, Lyon won 4-0 at home over Strasbourg thanks to a brace from the new signing Mariano Diaz and another one from Nabil Fekir. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Although they only managed a 1-1 draw against the newcomers Troyes at the weekend, Rennes still are a solid team on home soil. Lyon had problems to win in their last two visits to the Roazhon Park, but they looked great in the opening round against Strasbourg. I’m expecting Lyon to follow up their victory over Strasbourg, but I’m also backing Rennes to get on the scoresheet as they netted at least once in three of their last four home meetings with Les Gones.

Lyon to win at 17/20

Both teams to score - Yes at 4/6

Rennes saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Rennes saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Lyon

Lyon saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Rennes

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Rennes Form Guide

Rennes Team Logo

Rennes

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
L A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Anderlecht Team Logo Anderlecht

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

03-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Borussia Dortmund Team Logo Borussia Dortmund

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

11-08-2018

Ligue 1

Lille Team Logo Lille

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

18-08-2018

Ligue 1

Angers Team Logo Angers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

26-08-2018

Ligue 1

Marseille Team Logo Marseille

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

02-09-2018

Ligue 1

Bordeaux Team Logo Bordeaux

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

14-09-2018

Ligue 1

Nice Team Logo Nice

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

20-09-2018

Europa League Grp. K

Jablonec Team Logo Jablonec

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

23-09-2018

Ligue 1

Paris Saint Germain Team Logo Paris Saint Germain

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

Lyon Form Guide

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Lyon

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W A

01-08-2018

Champions Cup

Benfica Team Logo Benfica

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

04-08-2018

Champions Cup

Inter Team Logo Inter

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-08-2018

Champions Cup

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 5 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

12-08-2018

Ligue 1

Amiens Team Logo Amiens

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

17-08-2018

Ligue 1

Reims Team Logo Reims

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

24-08-2018

Ligue 1

Strasbourg Team Logo Strasbourg

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

31-08-2018

Ligue 1

Nice Team Logo Nice

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

15-09-2018

Ligue 1

Caen Team Logo Caen

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

19-09-2018

Champions League Grp. F

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

23-09-2018

Ligue 1

Marseille Team Logo Marseille

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Rennes Preview

Rennes have won two and lost two of their four friendlies during the pre-season and kicked off their new Ligue 1 campaign only with a 1-1 away draw at Troyes at the weekend. Rennes are well-known for their slow starts to a new season, but later on, they are getting better. Rennes have sold their best striker Adama Diakhaby this summer, but they brought in Brandon from Mallorca as a replacement. Furthermore, last season’s top scorer Giovanni Sio has also left the club for a move to Montpellier for €2.2m. In addition, the new signings in the shape of Ismaila Sarr and Faitout Maouassa should be able to bring in a lot of pace on the wings. Rennes have struggled in the final third last season, but with Sarr and Brandon, Rennes should be able to pose more of a threat to their opponents. At home, Rennes were on a six-game unbeaten streak in Ligue 1 prior to their 2-3 loss at the hands of the reigning champions Monaco in the final home fixture of the previous season. The bad news is that Rennes are winless in their last three home meetings with Lyon in Ligue 1, losing once and drawing twice in the process.

Rennes Team News

Rais M’Bolhi, Anthony Ribelin and Sanjin Prcic are all doubts, but Yoann Gourcuff and Morgan Amalfitano are both back in training.

Lyon Preview

I was expecting Lyon to struggle in front of goal this season after they sold two of their last season’s best players in the shape of Alexandre Lacazette and Corentin Tolisso this summer. However, they proved me wrong, as the summer signing and Real Madrid former striker, Mariano Diaz, has already managed to score a brace on his debut at the weekend in Lyon’s 4-0 home win over the newcomers Strasbourg. Nabil Fekir also scored a brace in that match, while Chelsea’s former winger Bertrand Traore looked very sharp. This means that Lyon have done some good deals this summer and it seems that the departure of their last season’s top scorer Alexandre Lacazette doesn’t affect them at all. After their comfortable 4-0 win over Strasbourg, Lyon now sit at the top of the table tied on points with another seven teams. Away from home, Lyon used to be a strong side last term, collecting 30 points from their 19 league trips. In addition, Lyon are unbeaten in their last three visits to the Roazhon Park, drawing twice and winning once in this term. Head-to-head, Lyon have only lost one game against Rennes in their last six league meetings.

Lyon Team News

There are no fresh injury concerns for Lyon ahead of this tie.

Rennes Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Lyon Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Rennes vs Lyon Sidelined Players

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