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

Rennes – Guingamp betting tips for today, May 12, 2019

Kick-off: 14:00 Rennes – Guingamp
Football: France – Ligue 1
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.30
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 1:1 WON!!!

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Hoping to gain the edge in their balanced top-flight H2H home record against Guingamp (W5, D2, L5), Rennes have lost only five of their previous 24 Ligue 1 (L1) home fixtures against all opponents ahead of kick-off (W10, D9, L5) – failing to find the net just four times in the process.
Overall, Rennes have lost just one of their last ten top-flight fixtures on home soil (W5, D4, L1), and their superb defensive form is further quantified by the fact that they have recorded a clean sheet in nearly half (eight) of their 17 L1 home matches this season. This marks the division’s joint-fourth best ratio.
Meanwhile, visitors Guingamp have won just two of their last 24 road trips in the league (W2, D7, L15). On a positive note, however, Guingamp have won their last three H2H L1 meetings with Rennes (across all venues), scoring the opening goal on each occasion.
Strangely, despite registering five clean sheets across their 17 L1 away matches (L1’s fifth highest ratio), Jocelyn Gourvennec’s men currently possess the league’s worst defensive record on the road after conceding 38 goals in total, for an average of 2.24 per match.
Players to watch: Rennes top scorer M’Baye Niang has nine L1 goals so far, though only a third have arrived on home turf.
Meanwhile, Guingamp striker Marcus Thuram (eight goals, one assist) has been directly involved in 37.5% of his team’s 24 league goals this campaign.
Stat attack: Both teams have scored in just 41.18% (seven) of Rennes’ 17 L1 home games – L1’s joint-second lowest rate.
Guingamp have conceded nearly a third (12) of their 38 L1 away goals this season between the 61st-75th minute, which is a league-high.
Each of the last six competitive H2Hs held here have seen only one side score.

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