Nice vs Rennes Prediction and Betting Preview 24 Jan 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 1-1
Nice vs Rennes PredictionNice vs Rennes Prediction and Preview for Friday's Ligue 1 fixture. OGC Nice welcome in-form Rennes to the Allianz Riviera, in one of the matches billed to go down in the French Ligue One this weekend.
Match status: 2019/20 Ligue 1 - Matchweek 21
Kick-off:
Venue: Allianz Riviera (Nice)
Patrick Vieira’s Nice have endured an underwhelming start to the Ligue 1 season so far. The expectation at the beginning of the season was for Nice to challenge for qualification into the UEFA Champions League. However, they are currently placed eleventh on the standings, and it is safe to say things have not gone exactly according to plan.

Les Aiglons have collected just twenty-eight points from a possible sixty – a stat that doesn’t make for pretty reading. However, with just four points separating them from fourth-placed Nantes, Nice will be desperate for a win to get their season back on track.

Rennes, on the other hand, are having the time of their lives; They have exceeded expectations preseason expectations so far, and occupy the third position on the Ligue 1 table. Julien Stephan’s men are four points clear of fourth-placed Nantes as the race for champions league qualification becomes more intense.

Les Rennais will be looking to hang on for the second half of the season, and secure champions league qualification, which would be quite an impressive feat.

Nice vs Rennes Team News

Nice’s last Ligue 1 outing ended in a 1-1 draw away to Angers SCO. After having gone behind initially, Wylen Cypran’s penalty goal was enough to ensure the visitors got a share of the spoils. That draw means Nice are now unbeaten in their last four league encounters, and Vieira’s men are now beginning to find some much-needed rhythm.

For a side seeking to qualify for European football, Nice are certainly not shy when it comes to finding the back of the net. Their twenty-nine league goals so far, is the fifth-best record in the league. They have also managed to keep things considerably tight defensively, and have let in twenty-eight goals – one of the league’s better records.

OGC Nice have the sixth-best home record in Ligue 1. Les Aiglons have won more than half of their home matches this season. Impressively, they are on a three-match unbeaten run at Allianz Riviera, with a total of ten goals scored in those games, a record they will be looking to extend even further.

Rennes bounced back from a disappointing collapse at home to Marseille to beat Nimes in their last league match. In a match wont of quality finishing, Adrien Hunou’s second-half strike was enough to seal a 1-0 win. Les Rennais have now won six of their last seven league matches, with their last defeat coming in November.

Julien Stephan’s side are decent in front of goal – with twenty-five league goals so far – but it is their defensive work that has been the underlying factor to their impressive season. Rennes have shipped in only 18 goals all season, which is the joint third-best record in the Ligue 1.

Rennes’ record away from home has improved recently, and they have won their last three matches on the road. With just five points separating them from second-placed Marseille, they will be looking to secure a win here, and tighten the noose around Marseille’s neck.

Both teams know what’s at stake, therefore we are set to enjoy an open match with lots of end-to-end action.

Injured or Suspended Players:

Nice: Youcef Atal, Hichem Boudaoui.

Rennes: Benjamin Bourigeaud, Jakob Johansson, Romain Salin, Jonas Martin, Clément Grenier, Hamari Traoré, Damien Da Silva.

Pre-Match Odds:

Nice - 2.71
Draw - 3.15
Rennes - 2.86

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.


Nice vs Rennes Predictions

Both Nice and Rennes are in solid form; hence, this match promises to be a captivating form. Nice are a tough side to visit at home, while Rennes are a team you wouldn’t want to face at this point in time. However, Rennes’ poor record against Nice means the hosts know how to handle anything they throw at them.

We are also expecting a couple of goals as both teams can’t afford to sit back.
Main Match Predictions:
Over 2.5 @ 2.37
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Correct Score:
Nice 2-1 Rennes @ 10.00
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