Match Preview: Lyon 0-2 Rennes Prediction and Betting Tips | France (Ligue 1)


Lyon – Rennes betting tips for today, December 5, 2018

Kick-off: 19:00 Lyon – Rennes
Football: France – Ligue 1
Tip: Home Win
Odds: 1.58
Bookmaker: 1xbet
Match Result: 0:2 LOST

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Third-placed and unbeaten in six Ligue 1 games (L1), the ‘Kids’ (LYO) are returning to Parc Olympique Lyonnais to defend a five-game unbeaten home record after recently holding fourth-placed Lille to a 2-2 away draw.
To have any hopes of seizing second-place from Montpellier, Lyon (W8, D4, L3) need to defend their leads better having capitulated three half-time winning positions to draw at full-time (a league high). However, Lyon’s winter months are usually prosperous times, having not dropped more no than five points in their last two seasons (Nov-Dec).
Bruno Génésio’s men had two hard-fought 2-2 home ties in the Champions League in November, and they look like surefire winners against a Rennes side (L1: W4, D5, L6) who conversely, had two long and tiring trips (W1, L1) in the Europa League last month.
But despite a 4-1 home mangling last time out, Sabri Lamouchi’s 14th-placed Rennes team hold a four-game unbeaten L1 away record, overturning an early season roulette-like run of form (away: W2, D3, L3). Moreover, the ‘Red and Blacks’ took a gamble last time here, and staunchly won 2-0 with goals in the fifth and 93rd minute!
That victory dealt Lyon only their fifth home H2H defeat since 1999 (W7, D8). But worth a note, the last four H2H encounters here have seen alternate wins. Will Lyon maintain that sequence (WLWL) with a win here?
Players to watchMemphis Depay has five L1 goals for Lyon this term and has a career goal and assist against Rennes.
Three of Ismaïla Sarr’s five goals have come away from home – he also bagged a goal last time out!
Stat attack: Seven of Lyon’s eight home games have seen under 2.5 goals while seven of Rennes’ eight away games have seen over 2.5 goals!
Three of both teams’ last five L1 games have seen goals in both halves.
All of Rennes away games have seen both teams score.

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