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

Nantes – Rennes betting tips for today, April 20, 2018.
Kick-off: 18:30
Football: France – Ligue 1
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.44
Bookmaker: (10Bet)
Match Result: 1:1 WON!!!

Match Preview

Both teams are fighting for a Europa League qualification going into this round 34 encounter and just two points separate them.
Both cities are separated by only 100 km, and the so-called ‘Derby Breton’ is often a feisty affair. In the last 36 meetings between the sides at the Stade de la Beaujoire in the top-flight, Nantes have won 23, with Rennes claiming six victories.
Nantes failed to bounce back from their defeat to deposed champions Monaco and were held to a draw by Dijon at home (1-1) in their last game. With just one win in their last ten league fixtures (W1, D5, L4), Claudio Ranieri’s men have slipped to ninth place in the standings.
After an eight-game unbeaten run, Rennes were finally defeated against all odds by bottom-of-the-league Metz last Saturday (2-1). Despite this setback, Sabri Lamouchi’s team still sit fifth in the L1 standings, level on points with sixth-placed Nice.
Fifth place is already enough for automatic qualification to the Europa League group stage. It has been nearly a decade since Rennes last had a European campaign.
Players to watch: Nantes midfielder Adrien Thomasson is doing well this season, after scoring four goals and three assists. He has also been involved in two his team’s last three goals.
He will go head-to-head with French striker Benjamin Bourigeaud, who has seven goals and six assists in L1. A man in great form, he has scored Rennes’ last two goals.
Stat attack: Nantes have won only one of their last eight home matches in all competitions (W1, D2, L5). Thirteen home goals is also a league low.
Rennes are unbeaten in their last seven trips to Nantes in L1 (W5, D2), scoring at least two goals in five of them. Moreover, they are unbeaten in their last five away L1 matches (W3, D2).