Lille vs Rennes Soccer Betting Prediction

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Lille vs Rennes Soccer Betting Prediction

Lille vs Rennes Soccer Betting Prediction

Few goals at the start of the Great Danes?

The ball is rolling again in France! At the start of Ligue 1, Lille against Rennes, the fourth and third of the last season that was canceled prematurely. The mastiffs completed a mixed preparation phase with victories against their Belgian neighbors from Anderlecht and Mouscron as well as bankruptcies against Alkmaar and the champions of the Jupiler League from Bruges.

This week’s dress rehearsal against Stade Brest was also lost 2-1. The early form appears more stable with the upcoming opponent.

Only one of the six preparation games against domestic teams from the first and second division ended in bankruptcy, although this came about in the final friendly against Nice a few days ago. For the match at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy between Lille and Rennes, the prediction includes a maximum of two goals until the final whistle.

Betting Prediction: draw
Odds: 3.30

Lille – Statistics & current form

In Lille this summer, Victor Osimhen, the best striker, had to move to Napoli for the SSC. The attacker had been signed by Charleroi from the Belgian Jupiler League just a year earlier.

David is supposed to replace Osimhen

Coach Christophe Galtier, who has been doing the job since the end of 2017 and has a respectable win rate of around 48 percent, did not have to grieve for long about this personnel: Jonathan David is the next top entry from Belgium at the three-time champions.

The Canadian was the top scorer in the country’s top division last season and comes from the Buffalo from Ghent. With a transfer fee of 32 million euros, plus any bonuses, it is no less than the most expensive sale in the history of Belgian football. Besides, it is a new high for Lille in terms of a player’s commitment.

Otherwise, the LOSC will primarily rely on their domestic defensive strength in the coming match: Only Reims and Lyon received fewer goals on their own territory in the past season.

Probable formation of Lille:
Maignan – Gabriel – Fonte – Pied – Bamba – Djalo – Lihadji – Soumare – Simbakoli – Luiz-Aurajo – David

Last matches from Lille:

Club friendship games
08/16 2020 Lille 1 – 2 Brest
08/08 2020 AZ Alkmaar 2 – 1 Lille
08/01 2020 Lille 2 – 0 RSC Anderlecht
07/25 2020 Club Bruges 2 – 0 Lille
07/18 2020 Royal Excel Mouscron 1 – 2 Lille

Rennes – Statistics & current form

Stade achieved the great position last season mainly through a stable defensive line. Especially away from home, she showed herself from her best side: the defensive network conceded only ten goals in 14 guest appearances – the best in Ligue 1!

Defense appears stable again

However, at the same time, the attack was at best average. Because of this combination, the away games in Rennes showed a scoring average of 1.6 – clearly the lowest value in a league-wide comparison. It was evident in the preparatory games that the defense continues to act firmly.

Three of the six games ended with a clean sheet: Among others against league competitors Saint-Etienne and SCO Angers.

Will the points be shared at the beginning?

In view of this and the similar level of performance of the two teams, the odds for dividing points are also interesting for the encounter between Lille and Rennes. This would be an acceptable result for both sides, which is why an unconditional match plan for victory is not to be expected either with the home side or with the guests.

Especially against the background of the game’s opening character, which certainly means that both teams will initially play in a very controlled manner, because you want to avoid defeat as a false start.

Probable formation of Rennes:
Bonet – Bourigeard – Brassier – Da Silva – Traore – Maouassa – Gboho – Lea – Raphinha – N’Zonzi – Niang

Last matches from Rennes:

Club friendship games
08/15 2020 Nice 3 – 2 Rennes
08/12 2020 Rennes 3 – 0 Saint-Etienne
08/08 2020 Brest 1 – 2 Rennes
08/04 2020 Lorient 1 – 1 Rennes
08/01 2020 Rennes 1 – 0 Angers

Lille vs Rennes Direct comparison

The last time the duel took place last February: The kickers from the north won 1-0 in front of their own crowd. A flattering success as the Bretons acted equally. The match in the first half of the season at Rennes again ended with a 1-1 draw. For the next edition of Lille against Rennes, the odds tend towards a home win.

Lille vs Rennes – betting odds comparison – Ligue 1

Betting Prediction: Lille
Odds: 2.3
Betting Prediction: Draw
Odds: 3.2
Betting Prediction: Rennes
Odds: 3.3

Lille vs Rennes Soccer Betting Prediction

Lille had the third best home defense last season. Only 0.6 goals were conceded on average in the home games. A great number, but the guests can keep up with this context: no team conceded fewer goals than Stade last season abroad. Specifically, it was 0.71 goals conceded per away game!

Against this background, it becomes clear that two strong defensive lines will face each other in this match. With a few exceptions such as Tomas Koubek, the former Rennes goalkeeper who was sold to Augsburg, the relevant defenders from the previous year are still on board, which is why this judgment can currently be made equally.

For the match between Lille and Rennes, the tip therefore aims to result in under 2.5 goals. The prediction is underpinned by the statistics of the guests from last season: The selected limit was exceeded in only two of 14 guest appearances. In addition, the Great Danes have sold their best scorer in Osimhen.

Key facts – Lille vs Rennes tips

Lille and Rennes were neighbors in the table when last season was abandoned
The guests had the best away defense last season
Lille top striker Osimhen has left the club for Naples

A very good replacement was brought in with Jonathan David, but the young Canadian will certainly need some time to acclimatize in Ligue 1. Compared to the Jupiler League, in which he previously played, the level in the French House of Lords is significantly more demanding.

In addition, the assumption of fewer hits is supported by the low-goal duels of the last season.

Betting Prediction: Under 2.5 Goals
Odds: 1.65