Nice welcome Rennes at the Allianz Riviera on Friday afternoon, with both sides looking to get back-to-back victories in Ligue 1. Nice picked up an unexpected 0-1 victory on the road at Lyon two weeks ago thanks to a second-half goal from Allan Saint-Maximin. Meanwhile, Rennes won easily 2-0 at home over Bordeaux, with Benjamin Andre and Ramy Bensebaini both getting on the scoresheet in the first 16 minutes of the game. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Nice have finally won their first game of this Ligue 1 season two weeks ago and they did that on the road at Lyon. They are now 17th in the standings with four points to their name after four rounds. The bad news is that Nice have lost their both home games in Ligue 1 so far this season, scoring none in this term.
On the contrary, Rennes lost 3-1 away at Rennes on the opening round of this Ligue 1 season, but they managed to put their campaign back on track since then. They have won two and drawn one of their most recent three league outings, including their 2-0 home victory against Bordeaux prior to the International break.
Nice hold the better head-to-head record in this tie, but Rennes are the in-form side at the moment. It’s a tricky one, so our betting tips and predictions would back a draw at odds 3.25.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at odds 3.25[/bet_tip_now]
Nice are undefeated in their last five meetings with Rennes in Ligue 1, but their form in the league this season has been poor. They did well to beat Lyon two weeks ago, but it was only a narrow 0-1 triumph. Nice face a Rennes side that are unbeaten in three league games at the moment, including decent results against stronger teams in the shape of Marseille and Bordeaux. Our preview anticipate a draw at odds 3.25.
Nice to win at odds 2.20
Nice vs Rennes Draw at odds 3.25
Rennes to win at odds 3.30
Correct Score odds
Nice looked short in terms of goals throughout this Ligue 1 campaign, having scored just two goals in four league fixtures. On the other hand, Rennes have found the back of the net in each of their opening four games. The most recent Ligue 1 games between these two has ended with the 1-1 scoreline, and we fancy a similar outcome. Our correct score expect a 1-1 draw at odds 6.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]1-1 draw at odds 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
We can’t see too many goals being scored here as Nice have struggled going forward in this early part of the season, while Rennes have kept two clean sheets in their most recent three league games. In addition, three of the last four games between these two teams have ended with under 2.5 goals. Our total goals prediction fancies under 2.5 goals at odds 1.70.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]Under 2.5 goals at odds 1.70[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Ismaila Sarr seems to be Rennes’ most dangerous player in front of goal at the moment, as he has already netted two goals in four league appearances. Sarr hasn’t been in such good shape last season, but it seems that he accommodated very well to the Ligue 1 level and he is now ready to carry his team. Our first goalscorer prediction is Ismaila Sarr at odds -.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Ismaila Sarr at odds -[/bet_tip_now]
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