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The Ligue 1 clash at Roazhon Park this coming Saturday sees home team Rennes battling it out for the win against Lens.

While Lens are now third in the Ligue 1 table after collecting 57 points in 28 rounds, Rennes trail them on 50 points. This leaves them as number five in the table after 28 rounds played.

Rennes enter the match against Lens hoping to gain some ground on the latter in Ligue 1 standings. A positive result could prove pivotal to their upcoming challenges this season.

Rennes go into their next Ligue 1 match, scoring a humble average of 1.2 per game in their last ten matches. They scored a mundane 12 times, while conceding nine. That amounts to an average of 0.9 per game, where they kept their opponents from scoring six times.

Lens travel to their next away match on Saturday having performed a tolerable average of 1.6 goals in ten matches. They scored a total of 16 goals, whilst shipping eight goals against. An average of 0.8 goals against a game. They hung on to three clean sheets in this streak.

Lens celebrated a 2-1 win in their most recent meeting with their upcoming opponent. Are we in for something similar at Roazhon Park this coming Saturday?

Rennes vs Lens Prediction

Rennes Form

Rennes have seen it all in their last three matches, which gave them four points. First, they went down 0-1 against Marseille, before picking up a 0-0 draw against Auxerre. Their latest match brought a 0-2 win in their encounter with PSG. Rennes managed a strong return of four wins from their previous six matches on home soil in the Ligue 1. They drew none though, while losing twice in this series. They scored nine goals and conceded five times.

Lens Form

Lens look well suited to take on any opponent with seven points to show off from three matches. They started off drawing 1-1 with Lille, before downing first Clermont Foot by 0-4, then Angers in a 3-0 win. In their last six Ligue 1 away matches, Lens failed to win more than once. In stead, they've drawn four and lost one, scoring ten while also conceding seven times.

Lens and Rennes are almost always cautious, when going toe-to-toe with each other, which makes under 2.5 goals the value bet on Saturday.

Rennes earned nine points from their last eight matches against teams inside the top 6. They claimed two wins, following eight goals scored while also conceding nine. Lens claimed four wins and 13 points in their last six games against teams from the top six. They scored 11 times in these matches, but also conceded five goals. Rennes are looking at a record of 15 wins, five draws and eight defeats in the Ligue 1 this season. Lens have a record of 16 wins, nine draws and three defeats in the Ligue 1.

Rennes vs Lens Stats

  • Rennes have scored in 41 of the last 43 home matches
  • Rennes have not lost 17 of the last 19 home matches
  • In the last 3 Rennes matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
  • In the last 3 Rennes matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • In 5 of the last 6 Rennes matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 8 of the last 9 away matches Lens played, both teams scored
  • In 9 of the last 11 matches Lens played, both teams scored
  • Lens have scored in the last 10 away matches in a row
  • Lens have scored in 14 of the last 15 matches
  • Lens have not lost 12 of the last 14 away matches

Rennes vs Lens Squads

Rennes Squad

The 56-year-old Rennes manager, Bruno Genesio, will select the lineup against Lens from these players (the statistics in the brackets refer to scored goals and games played in the Ligue 1 this season):

Dogan Alemdar (0/3), Elias Damergy (0/0), Romain Salin (0/0), Steve Mandanda (0/26), Adrien Truffert (0/28), Arthur Theate (2/27), Birger Meling (0/20), Christopher Wooh (0/12), Djed Spence (0/7), Guela Doue (0/0), Hamari Traore (1/21), Jeanuel Belocian (0/2), Joe Rodon (1/14), Lorenz Assignon (0/6), Steven Moreira (0/0), Baptiste Santamaria (1/16), Benjamin Bourigeaud (3/27), Desire Doue (3/21), Flavien Tait (2/24), Lesley Ugochukwu (0/17), Lovro Majer (1/22), Warmed Omari (0/7), Xeka (0/8), Alan Do Marcolino (0/0), Amine Gouiri (9/26), Arnaud Kalimuendo-Muinga (7/21), Ibrahim Salah (0/7), Jeremy Doku (1/19), Karl Toko Ekambi (5/27), Martin Terrier (9/16).

Lens Squad

Here is the full squad of the away team. The 51 year-old Lens manager Haise will select his starting XI from these players:

Brice Samba (0/28), Jean-Louis Leca (0/0), Wuilker Farinez (0/0), Adrien Louveau (0/0), Facundo Medina (1/23), Ismael Boura (0/9), Jimmy Cabot (0/11), Jonathan Gradit (1/23), Kevin Danso (1/28), Massadio Haidara (0/26), Steven Fortes (0/1), Adam Oudjani (0/0), Adrien Thomasson (2/25), Angelo Fulgini (1/7), David Costa (1/26), Deiver Machado (3/25), Fode Sylla (0/0), Jean Onana (0/14), Julien Le Cardinal (0/5), Lukasz Poreba (0/7), Mamadou Camara (0/0), Przemyslaw Frankowski (2/28), Salis Abdul Samed (1/26), Seko Fofana (4/26), Yacouba Barry (0/0), Adam Buksa (0/4), Alexis Claude (3/17), Florian Sotoca (6/28), Ikoma Lois Openda (14/28), Remy Lascary (0/9), Wesley Said (5/17).

Rennes vs Lens Team News

Rennes could be looking at four players on the injured and absent list ahead of their upcoming match against Lens.

Martin Terrier, Lorenz Assignon, Desire Doue and Baptiste Santamaria are all absent from the Rennes squad that faces Lens at Roazhon Park.

Lens are juggling with four absent players on this coming Saturday when travelling to Rennes. Brice Samba is suspended from the Lens squad with too many penalty points to his name.

Names like Adam Buksa, Jimmy Cabot and Wuilker Farinez most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Rennes.

Rennes vs Lens Lineups

Rennes vs Lens H2H

Winning 2-1 and 1-0 in the last two most matches against Rennes, will have Lens looking forward to their upcoming away trip. Trying to pick a winner from their h2h is a tough task as neither side have been able to fully dominate their coming opponent. Lens won four of the previous ten encounters, whereas Rennes claimed three points three times in these ten matches. The bookies have Lens to win this match at best price odds of 31/16.

Rennes vs Lens Results

At least one team managed to keep a clean sheet seven times in the last ten matches between Lens and Rennes. Odds on both teams not to score are best priced at 48/49 with the bookies.

Rennes vs Lens Betting Tips

Rennes against Lens is also a battle between Arnaud Kalimuendo-Muinga and Ikoma Lois Openda with both in decent form. The former scored three while the latter has five Ligue 1 goals in their last six games respectively.

Roazhon Park witnessed Rennes winning seven times in their last 10 matches here, whilst drawing one and losing two as well. Lens claimed four wins, four draw and two defeats in their last 10 games away. Rennes won five of their last 10 Ligue 1 matches, while Lens managed four wins in their previous 10.

Under 2.5 goals paid up nine times in the ten encounters most recent meetings between Lens and Rennes. Both teams to not score was a winning punt seven times. Rennes managed an average of 0.8 goals, with Lens averaging 0.7 goals in these. Rennes saw over 2.5 goals in five of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.7 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten outings for Lens, who managed to score two times in those matches.