Preview - Montpellier vs Rennes 25 November 18

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Match Day 14
Montpellier vs. Rennes
Sunday, October 25th 2018
22:00pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Stade de la Mosson

Montpellier: 
Last five matches form: D W W W L
Average goals per match: 1.54
Average goals against per match: 0.62
Top Scorer: Gaëtan Laborde (6)

Rennes:
Last five matches form: W D L W D
Average goals per match: 1.23
Average goals against per match: 1.46
Top Scorer: Ismaila Sarr (4)

Paris Saint Germain already look to be away and gone in the race for the Ligue 1 title this season. The battle for the two Champions League spots in behind them though looks set to be a closely fought affair. Montpellier are one of the sides involved in that battle at present and will be keen to keep pace by picking up all three points in this home clash against 12th placed Rennes.

It was Rennes who came out on top in this game last season though when running out narrow 1-0 winners. The reverse fixture at Roazhon Park ended in a 1-1 draw.

Keagan Dolly looks to be the only absentee for the home side. Rennes must do without Ludovic Baal, Abdoulaye Diallo and Romain Danzé.

Montpellier slumped to a defeat away at Angers prior to the international break but have been pretty good at home of late, winning each of their past four here in the league, scoring nine and conceding zero.

Rennes have won two of their past three on the road. Those wins did come against lowly Monaco and Caen though and this represents a step up in class.

Both teams have scored in each of Rennes last seven away games in Ligue 1.
 
Rennes are a capable side when on song but are nowhere near consistent. Montpellier look by far the more solid of the sides and we expect the home team to pick up the points in this one.


Prediction: Montpellier 3 - 1 Rennes


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