Match Preview: Nimes 3-1 Rennes Prediction and Betting Tips | France (Ligue 1)

Nimes – Rennes betting tips for today, April 9, 2019

Kick-off: 18:00 Nimes – Rennes
Football: France – Ligue 1
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.33
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 3:1 WON!!!

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Nîmes ended a four-game Ligue 1 (L1) winless run (D1, L3) with a 2-0 home victory over relegation-threatened Caen last time out, and will look to compound the woes of visiting Rennes, who are winless in their last three league matches (D2, L1).
Scoring the opener could be key to the hosts’ ambitions here – Nîmes have won five of the last six home games where they netted the opening goal (W5, D1). However, Bernard Blaquart’s men have failed to win any L1 home match this term where they conceded first (D2, L4).
Keep an eye on Nîmes as this game draws on – they’ve scored a massive 68.18% of their home league goals beyond the hour mark. Opponents Rennes, on the other hand, have netted 66.67% of their away league goals before this period.
Despite winning the reverse fixture 4-0, this will likely be a tough task for Rennes who are currently winless in their last five L1 away games (D2, L3). Additionally, ‘Les Rouges et Noirs’ have recorded a league-low tally of just two clean sheets across their 15 away fixtures this term.
However, on a positive note for the Rennes faithful, their team have scored in 28 of their last 29 top-flight away games. Unsurprisingly then, a league-high 80% of Rennes’ L1 away matches have featured both teams scoring.
Players to watch: Four of Rachid Alioui‘s five goals for Nîmes this league campaign have been scored on home turf. Meanwhile, Hatem Ben Arfa bagged a brace last time out for Rennes.
Stat attack: Nîmes have scored at least two goals in four of their last five L1 home games.
Rennes have scored precisely three goals in three of their last five competitive away games.
Two-thirds of Rennes’ L1 away fixtures this term have featured over 2.5 goals.

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