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Montpellier head to Roazhon Park on Saturday for the Ligue 1 clash with hosts Rennes.
All Rennes v Montpellier match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Rennes, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 4-1 Ligue 1 triumph vs Lyon.
In that game, Rennes had 49% possession and 25 shots on goal with 12 of them on target. For Rennes, the scorers were Gaëtan Laborde (45'), Hamari Traoré (50') and Adrien Truffert (76', 83'). For their opponents, Olympique Lyonnais had 6 shots on goal with 4 on target. Lucas Paquetá (92') scored for Lyon.
Their most recent results reveal that it has been a great time for the Rennes rearguard. Rennes have been miserly, seeing the total number of goals that have gone in at their end during their previous six games standing at 4. It will be interesting to see whether or not that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Ahead of this clash, Rennes are unbeaten in their last 4 league matches at home.
Montpellier will go into this match following a 0-1 Ligue 1 win in the defeat of Nice in their most recent game.
In that game, Montpellier had 31% possession and 8 shots at goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Montpellier was Florent Mollet (80'). OGC Nice got 22 shots at goal with 6 of them on target.
In 5 of the past 6 clashes featuring Montpellier, a notably low volume of goals have gone in between them and their opponents. The overall average goals scored per game within that spell comes out as a mere 2, with the number of goals averaged by La Paillade equalling 1.
Coming into this contest, Montpellier have not won against Rennes in away games against them for the last 6 league matches. They'll be keen to stop this run.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head meetings going back to 25/11/2018 tells us that Rennes have won 3 of these and Montpellier 1, with the tally of drawn games standing at 2.
A total of 16 goals were produced between them in this period, with 11 from Rennes and 5 for La Paillade. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was Ligue 1 match day 26 on 21/02/2021 and the score finished Montpellier 2-1 Rennes.
That time, Montpellier had 35% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. The scorer was Stephy Mavididi (17', 27').
On the other side, Rennes had 14 shots at goal with 5 on target. Serhou Guirassy (78') scored.
The match was refereed by Clément Turpin.
Team News: Rennes
The Rennes manager Bruno Génésio will be grateful not to have any fitness worries to speak of before this game with a completely healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Montpellier
Due to a fully healthy group available to select from, the Montpellier manager Olivier Dall’Oglio doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game.
It seems to us that Montpellier will surely find it tough to find the net against a Rennes side who have the quality to create a lot of chances for themselves and convert these into goals.
Our selection here is for a comprehensive 3-0 margin for Rennes at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Roazhon Park (29,778)
Captain: Hamari Traoré
Chairman: Nicolas Holveck
Manager: Bruno Génésio
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 5, Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round), Conference League (Group G)
🔑 Star Man: Kamaldeen Sulemana
Mostly taking up the Left Wing position, Kamaldeen Sulemana was born in Ghana. After making a first senior appearance for FC Nordsjælland in the 2019 - 2020 season, the dangerous Forward has scored a sum of 4 league goals in this Ligue 1 2021 - 2022 season to date in a total of 13 appearances.