The Ligue 1 game at Stade du Moustoir on Friday will see visitors Rennes facing home side Lorient.
Lorient as well as Rennes suffered disappointing defeats in their most previous match. This could lead to a cautious encounter as neither side naturally fancies losing once again already.
Lorient triumphed in a 1-0 win against Rennes, the last time they faced off. However, Rennes secured a 5-0 win in the match before that.
Lorient vs Rennes Prediction
They came away from their last three matches with four points, as Lorient beat Angers 1-2, followed by a 2-2 draw against Monaco. Most recently, they were left licking their wounds in a 3-1 defeat against Marseille. In their last six Ligue 1 matches at home, Lorient have one win, while they've drawn two and lost three.
Rennes are inconsistent at the moment, with two defeats and a win to show from their last three matches. They lost 2-1 against Clermont Foot, won 1-0 against PSG, before dropping points again in a 1-0 defeat against Marseille. Rennes won twice, while also recording two draws, and two defeats in their last six away matches in the Ligue 1. The scoreline from these matches says nine goals conceded and nine scored.
Lorient and Rennes are both scoring more or less for fun right now, and a very entertaining game should be on the menu. More often than not, their matches against each other turn out high scoring affairs.
Lorient won four matches, scored 15 goals and conceded 17 in their last nine games against teams from the top half of the Ligue 1 table. This earned them 13 points. Rennes took 12 points from their last nine games against teams from the top half of the Ligue 1 table. They won three, scored 11 goals and conceded 11. Lorient are looking at a record of nine wins, five draws and five defeats in the Ligue 1 this season. Rennes are looking at 11 wins, four draws and four defeats in the Ligue 1.
Lorient vs Rennes Stats
- Lorient have conceded in 16 of the last 18 matches
- Lorient have conceded in 15 of the last 17 home matches
- In 7 of the last 8 Lorient home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 4 Lorient matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In the last 3 Lorient matches the sum of goals was over 3.5
- Rennes have scored in the last 28 matches in a row
- In 13 of the last 14 away matches Rennes played, both teams scored
- Rennes have not lost 23 of the last 25 matches
- In 13 of the last 15 matches Rennes played, both teams scored
- Rennes have conceded in 28 of the last 30 away matches
Lorient vs Rennes Team News
Lorient might be looking at three missing players for their upcoming assignment against Rennes.
Julien Laporte, Theo Le Bris and Yvon Mvogo nurses various injuries and won't take part for Lorient against Rennes at Stade du Moustoir.
Rennes face a list of four absentees from the squad ahead of their next match this coming Friday against Lorient.
Names like Martin Terrier, Lorenz Assignon, Desire Doue and Baptiste Santamaria most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Lorient.
Lorient vs Rennes H2H
Lorient triumphed in a 1-0 win against Rennes, the last time they faced off. However, Rennes secured a 5-0 win in the match before that. In last ten encounters between the clubs, Rennes have been the dominant force winning five matches against Lorient. The bookies have Rennes to win this match at best price odds of 19/20.
Lorient vs Rennes Results
In the last ten matches between Lorient and Rennes over 2.5 goals came out five times. Odds on at least three goals are at 10/11 with bookies.
Lorient vs Rennes Betting Tips
Lorient against Rennes is also a battle between Terem Moffi and Benjamin Bourigeaud with both in decent form. The former scored four while the latter has three Ligue 1 goals in their last six games respectively.
Lorient claimed four wins in the previous 10 matches at home across all tournaments, as well as drawing two and losing four. Rennes won five of their last 10 away games, as they also drew two and lost three of these matches. Both sides have been rather generous in recent weeks, with Lorient only managing a clean sheet in one of their last 10 games on home soil. Rennes arrive at Stade du Moustoir having kept their opponent from scoring in one of their last 10 away games.
Over 2.5 goals happened five times in the past ten encounters between Lorient and Rennes, with Lorient scoring 0.7 goals on average per game. Rennes averaged 1.9 goals, while both teams scored four times. Lorient saw over 2.5 goals in six of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of two goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in eight of Rennes's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.8 goals in these matches.