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The Ligue 1 meeting at Roazhon Park on Saturday sees home side Rennes doing battle with Lille.
All Rennes v Lille match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Rennes will play in this match following on from a 0-0 Ligue 1 drawn result versus Brest.
In that game, Rennes managed 52% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 3 on target. For their opponents, Brest had 13 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
In their preceding six games, Bruno Génésio's Rennes have managed to score 12 times which gives them an average number of goals scored per match equal to 2.
A look at their previous results shows us that Rennes:
- have not registered a win against Lille in their last 8 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 6 home league matches.
Lille go into this match after a 1-0 Ligue 1 win with the eclipse of Montpellier in their most recent match.
In that game, Lille had 60% possession and 15 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Lille was Yusuf Yazıcı (2'). Montpellier got 9 shots at goal with 5 of them on target.
Over the course of their last half-dozen outings, Lille have helped themselves to a tally of 8 goals. Lille have also not failed to score in every single one of those games. Over that period, they have seen 7 goals go against them. That pattern won’t necessarily be continued into this match, of course.
Leading up to this clash, Lille:
- remain undefeated by Rennes when having played them away from home in the previous 4 matches in the league. A very good run of results for them.
- are without a win away from home in their last 7 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head meetings going back to 22/08/2020 shows us that Rennes have won 0 of these and Lille 3, with the number of drawn games being 3.
In all, 16 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them from Rennes and 10 coming from LOSC. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
The last league fixture between the two was Ligue 1 match day 22 on 04/02/2023 when it ended Rennes 1-3 Lille.
That day, Rennes managed 39% possession and 10 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer was Amine Gouiri (1').
Lille got 15 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Edon Zhegrova (59'), Rémy Cabella (85') and André Gomes (93') scored.
The match was refereed by Florent Batta.
Team News: Rennes
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the lone fitness concern for the Rennes boss Bruno Génésio to be concerned with thanks to an almost full-strength group. Martin Terrier (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out.
It’s our opinion that Rennes should go for a 4-3-3 system in the match with Steve Mandanda, Lorenz Assignon, Warmed Omari, Arthur Theate, Adrien Truffert, Benjamin Bourigeaud, Nemanja Matic, Enzo Le Fee, Ludovic Blas, A. Kalimuendo-Muinga and Amine Gouiri.
Team News: Lille
Thanks to a mainly healthy squad, there’s just the lone fitness worry for the Lille gaffer Paulo Fonseca to be concerned about. Tiago Djaló (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
We reckon that LOSC seem most likely to make use of a 4-2-3-1 formation, going with Lucas Chevalier, Tiago Santos, Leny Yoro, Samuel Umtiti, Ismaily, Angel Gomes, Benjamin Andre, Edon Zhegrova, Remy Cabella, H. Arnar Haraldsson and Jonathan David.
We’re thinking that Lille will need things to go their way to put one past this Rennes side who we think should score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a 1-0 winning score for Rennes when all is said and done.
Should be a close one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Roazhon Park (29,778)
Captain: Benjamin Bourigeaud
Chairman: Olivier Cloarec
Manager: Bruno Génésio
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 7, Europa League (Group F)
⭐ Key Man: Ibrahim Salah
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Ibrahim Salah was born in Belgium. After having made a senior debut playing for KAA Gent in the 2022 - 2023 season, the skilful Forward has hit 2 league goals in this Ligue 1 2023 - 2024 season so far coming from a total of 3 appearances.