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The Ligue 1 fixture at Roazhon Park on Friday sees home team Rennes playing Nice.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Rennes v Nice, scroll down - as well as the best betting odds.
Rennes will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 2-1 Ligue 1 losing effort in their last game against Montpellier.
In that match, Rennes had 65% possession and 14 shots on goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Rennes was Serhou Guirassy (78'). On the other side, Montpellier got 12 shots on goal with 7 on target. Stephy Mavididi (17', 27') was the scorer for Montpellier.
Rennes have really struggled up front of late. Their goals record stands at just 3 versus opponents during their previous six matches. In those meetings, Rennes have also seen the tally of goals scored against them total 8. That kind of trend might not be carried forward into this game, of course.
Taking a look at their past results, Rennes:
- have not lost a league tie with Nice in their last 2 matches.
- are without a home win in the past 4 matches in the league. Things will have to change soon.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against FC Metz in Ligue 1 competition, Nice will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Nice managed 65% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Nice was Amine Gouiri (61'). For their opponents, FC Metz had 11 shots at goal with 4 on target. Boubakar Kouyaté (15') and Lamine Gueye (38') scored for FC Metz.
In as many as 6 of the previous 6 games featuring Nice, a minimum of three goals have gone in. The overall average number of goals per match in that time is 3.5, with the average number of goals for Nice working out to 1.83.
Leading up to this clash, Nice:
- have not lost to Rennes in games played away from home for the previous 5 matches in the league. Travelling fans have really enjoyed these clashes.
- are without an away win for the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head meetings dating back to 08/04/2018 shows us that Rennes have won 1 of these and Nice 2, with the number of drawn games standing at 3.
A combined total of 11 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 5 from Rennes and 6 for Les Aiglons. The average goals per game has been 1.83.
The previous league clash between these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 14 on 13/12/2020 which ended up with the score at Nice 0-1 Rennes.
In that match, Nice managed 53% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
At the other end, Rennes had 16 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Niang (28') scored.
The match was refereed by Amaury Delerue.
Team News: Rennes
Rennes manager Julien Stéphan has zero fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash thanks to a fully healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Nice
Nice boss Adrian Ursea has multiple availability issues to deal with. Kasper Dolberg (Appendectomy), Jeff Reine-Adélaïde (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Youcef Atal (Thigh Muscle Strain) and Dante (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) miss out here.
Nice will need to push hard to breach the defence of this Rennes side who will likely manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
That’s why we have predicted a 1-0 victory for Rennes at the end of the 90.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Roazhon Park (29,778)
Captain: Damien Da Silva
Chairman: Nicolas Holveck
Manager: Julien Stéphan
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 5, Coupe De France (1/16 Finals)
🔑 Star Player: Benjamin Bourigeaud
Mostly playing in the Centre Midfield position, Benjamin Bourigeaud was born in Calais, France. Having made his senior debut playing for RC Lens in the 2013 - 2014 season, the talented Midfielder has managed to score 4 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 24 appearances.