Preview - Rennes vs Nice 14 April 19

Started by Harry85, Apr 14, 2019, 02:51 AM

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Match Day 32
Rennes vs. Nice
Sunday, April 14th 2019
22:00pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Roazhon Park

Rennes: 
Last five matches form: W D L D L
Average goals per match: 1.39
Average goals against per match: 1.39
Top Scorer: Hatem Ben Arfa & M'Baye Niang (7)

Nice:
Last five matches form: W L D W W
Average goals per match: 0.74
Average goals against per match: 0.94
Top Scorer: Allan Saint-Maximin (6)

It's eleventh versus seventh on Match Day 32 in Ligue 1 as Rennes welcome Nice to Roazhon Park.

Nine points off the top four and in no danger of relegation, Rennes do slightly have the look of a side going through the motions without all that much to play for headed into the closing stages of the season.

Nice's season isn't dead quite yet though. They may be in seventh spot but are still only four points behind fourth placed Marseille and a strong finish to the season may yet see them go close to claiming a Europa League place.

Nice have held the edge in this fixture of late having avoided defeat in the last six meetings between the sides. Nice won the reverse of this fixture 2-1 and came away with three points following a 1-0 win in the game here last season.

Rennes squad has a look of the walking wounded at present. Abdoulaye Diallo, Romain Danzé, Ludovic Baal and Jordan Siebatcheu all miss out through injury, with a few others facing late fitness tests. Benjamin André is suspended. Christohe Jallet and Myziane Maolida are the Nice absentees.

Rennes seven game unbeaten streak at home came to an end when narrowly going down to Lyon in their most recent game here. They have now conceded one or fewer goals in their past eight here though, including five clean sheets.

Having gone eight games without a win away from home, Nice finally grabbed the points with a 1-0 success in their most recent away outing at Dijon. They have still failed to score in six of their last nine on the road though.

Nice are probably the more motivated side here and hold the slight edge on injuries. A draw wouldn't surprise but we have a feeling the away side may just sneak it.


Prediction: Rennes 0 - 1 Nice

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