Match Preview: Nice 1-1 Rennes Prediction and Betting Tips | France (Ligue 1)

Nice – Rennes betting tips for today, April 8, 2018.
Kick-off: 14:00
Football: England – Premier League
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.33
Bookmaker: (Bwin)
Match Result: 1:1 WON!!!

Match Preview

Both teams are fighting for a Europa League qualification in this round 32 encounter and just a single point separates them in the Ligue 1 (L1) table.
In 44 previous meetings at Allianz Riviera in their L1 history, Nice have won 27, Rennes have won eight and the other nine games were drawn. Overall, Nice have the much better record against their hosts in recent history, winning four of their last five clashes in the top flight.
After being defeated 2-1 at home by league-leaders PSG in round 30 day, Nice reacted perfectly on the road last weekend, defeating Troyes 2-0. Winners of three of their last four fixtures in L1, Lucien Favre’s men occupy the seventh place in the standings, level on points with Montpellier (sixth).
Currently on a good run of seven games without a loss in the league (W4, D3) and after a good 2-0 victory at Bordeaux before the international break, Rennes gained a good draw at home this week against Monaco (1-1). Thanks to this point, Sabri Lamouchi’s side sit in fifth place in the table and they intend to defend it until the end of the season.
Players to watch: With 12 goals and three assists in the league, Nice striker Alassane Pléa has been directly involved in 36% of his team’s 42 goals.
Rennes’ top scorer so far is Wahbi Khazri with nine goals and one assist in the top flight.
Stat attack: In all competitions, Nice are undefeated in their last six clashes against Rennes (W4, D2). What’s more, they have conceded a single draw in their last 17 matches at home in all competitions (W8, D1, L8).
Rennes have scored at least two goals in five of their last six away games in the top flight. However, they have seen less than 2.5 goals (total) in their last five L1 fixtures.