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Montpellier will host visiting team Rennes at Stade de la Mosson in the Ligue 1 game on Sunday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Montpellier v Rennes, scroll down - as well as up-to-date odds.
Montpellier, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 1-2 Ligue 1 success versus Lyon.
In that match, Montpellier had 46% possession and 12 shots on goal with 5 on target. For Montpellier, the goalscorers were Téji Savanier (20') and Elye Wahi (65'). Olympique Lyonnais got 24 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Lucas Paquetá (45') scored for Lyon.
Matches with Montpellier have proved to be absorbing encounters of late with a lot of goalmouth action expected. Over their past 6 games alone, a total of 20 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 10 of these coming from La Paillade. That being said, time will tell if the trend shall persist in this upcoming match or not.
Ahead of this clash, Montpellier have left without a victory over Rennes in their previous 9 matches in the league.
Since being beaten in their last game against St Etienne in Ligue 1 competition, Rennes and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Rennes managed 72% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 2 on target. AS Saint-Etienne had 6 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Denis Bouanga (27') and Arnaud Nordin (71') scored for St Etienne.
Looking at their form, and Rennes have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 7 goals in all. Defensively, Rennes have seen their frailties exposed.
Going into this encounter, Rennes haven't been defeated by Montpellier in games played away from home for the previous 4 matches in the league. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 19/05/2018 tells us that Montpellier have won 0 of them and Rennes 3, with the number of drawn results being 3.
A total of 15 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 4 from La Paillade and 11 coming from Rennes. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The last league clash featuring the two was Ligue 1 match day 2 on 29/08/2020 and the score finished Rennes 2-1 Montpellier.
That time, Rennes managed 66% possession and 16 shots at goal with 7 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Eduardo Camavinga (77').
On the other side, Montpellier had 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Damien Le Tallec (22' Own goal) and Gaëtan Laborde (91') scored.
The referee was Willy Delajod.
Team News: Montpellier
Montpellier manager Michel Der Zakarian has zero fitness concerns at all coming into this match thanks to a fully injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: Rennes
Thanks to a completely injury-free group available to select from, Rennes manager Julien Stéphan doesn’t have any fitness worries at all coming into this clash.
When taking all factors into account, Rennes and Montpellier may well find themselves both scoring in what promises to be a very even battle here.
It could well end in a draw. We’re therefore tipping a very even match with a 1-1 draw at the end of the 90.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de la Mosson (32,900)
Captain: Vitorino Hilton
Chairman: Laurent Nicollin
Manager: Michel Der Zakarian
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 8, Coupe De France (1/16 Finals)
🔑 Star Player: Andy Delort
Regularly used in the Striker position, Andy Delort was born in Séte, France. After having made a senior debut playing for Nîmes in the 2009 - 2010 season, the dangerous Forward has netted 9 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 season to date in 20 appearances.