The Ligue 1 fixture at Roazhon Park on Friday will see home side Rennes do battle with opponents Angers SCO.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Rennes v Angers SCO match are shown here (inc. the best betting odds).
Rennes will play in this game after a 1-1 Ligue 1 drawn result against Dijon.
In that game, Rennes had 61% possession and 12 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Rennes was Martin Terrier (24'). At the other end, Dijon FCO had 12 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Mama Baldé (53') was the scorer for Dijon.
Three or more goals per match were recorded in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Rennes have participated. Opposition teams scored 7 of them in this period while Rennes totted up 14. Despite that, we must now wait to see whether that pattern might continue on here in this game or not.
Going into this one, Rennes are unbeaten in their last 7 league matches at home.
In their previous game, Angers SCO drew 1-1 in the Ligue 1 tie with FC Metz.
In that match, Angers SCO had 46% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Angers SCO was Thomas Mangani (38'). At the other end, FC Metz got 7 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Opa Nguette (39') was the scorer for FC Metz.
The numbers tell their own story, and Angers SCO have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 15 goals in total. At the back, Les Scoïstes have not been doing too well.
Coming into this meeting, Angers SCO have not won away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head results going back to 29/11/2017 shows that these fixtures have not been kind to Angers SCO. They’ve not managed to come away with any victories whatsoever whereas Rennes have been superior, winning in 83% of those match-ups.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too – 23 in all at an average of 3.83 goals per meeting.
Team News: Rennes
There is just the sole fitness concern for the Rennes manager Julien Stéphan to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust set of players. Faitout Maouassa (Ankle Surgery) is sidelined.
Team News: Angers SCO
Thanks to a completely healthy group available to choose from, Angers SCO boss Stéphane Moulin doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this clash.
We believe that Angers SCO must be fancied to put one past this Rennes outfit, although that may not be as many as they’ll concede.
Our tip is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 win for Rennes after the 90. It really should be an interesting one.
What are the top odds for this match?
Looking at the bookies’ prices on the WDW market, staking on Rennes is best priced at 1.82, backing a draw is 3.8 & taking a punt on a victory for Angers SCO will get you 4.65. Those are the best returns being offered at the current time.