Rennes vs Lorient Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Rennes vs Lorient Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Rennes

2017-02-25
19:00
Roazhon Park

VS

Lorient

Lorient will have to upset the odds to come away from this game with anything. Read on for our preview of the match.

Rennes VS Lorient Predictions

Full Time: 1 - 0

Both Team To Score Tip: YES
lose

Reason For Rennes VS Lorient Betting Tips

Both Rennes and Lorient are in patch form ahead of their meeting this weekend but it is the home side who are struggling most after an excellent first-half of the season. Rennes have not won a league since early December, when they beat St Etienne 2-0, and it is only thanks to picking up points in the opening months of the campaign that they are not in lower mid-table. The loss of creative influence Yoann Gourcuff has clearly been a factor and though Giovanni Sio has managed to score 6 times, the team still look to be suffering from a lack of direction.

Rennes have stopped the rot somewhat with 5 drawn games before they lost their last match 2-0 to Marseille, but the longer it takes to get a win then the harder it is likely to become. They will never get a better chance than this Saturday though, with the visit of a Lorient team who have bobbed along the bottom of the division all season and look one of the favourites to drop to Ligue 2.

Lorient have won twice since the return to action following the winter break, but they are now 5 points from safety, with just 12 games of the season left. They have the worst defence in the division, letting in a massive 52 goals so far, and it is difficult to see them escaping the drop on that evidence. Strikers Majeed Waris and Benjamin Moukandjo have managed to score 7 goals each but with the side leaking goals almost every other week, that has not been enough.

With Rennes and Lorient struggling to keep clean sheets, we advise backing a Both Teams To Score Yes bet at 4/5 with bet365.

For our correct score prediction, we expect Rennes’ long wait for a win to go on, so back a 1-1 draw in this one. That bet is valued at 11/2 also with bet365.

Head To Head

Lorient won the reverse fixture 2-1 back in November.

Rennes VS Lorient Stats

Lorient have won just 8% of their home games in Ligue 1 this season.

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