LILLE VS RENNES PREVIEW & PREDICTION
Lille and Rennes face each other at Stade Pierre-Mauroy, in a match for the 1st round of League 1. The history of direct matches played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 6 matches won 2, tied 3 and lost 1. But the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 01-01-2018, for League 1, Rennes won by (1-2). J. Alonso (41 ‘) scored the goals of the match, for Lille, and J. Lea Siliki (85’) and B. André (89 ‘), for Rennes. The Rennes presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so that in this game the home factor may be decisive.
This is the first match in this edition of the home team competition, which finished the previous edition in 17th position. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses in away matches, with 20 goals scored and 33 conceded; against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 22 goals scored and 22 suffered. The team comes to this match after a draw away with Real Betis by (2-2). In the last 10 home matches Lille has won 3, tied 3 and lost 4. The away team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.
The Lille is a club that has conquered the Ligue 1 (French Championship) three times throughout its history, being the most recent title conquered in the 2010/11 season. Last season, the team made a very weak campaign, finishing the French Championship in the seventeenth position, just one point ahead of the team qualified for the relegation playoff and five points ahead of the first team in the relegation zone. In the last five games that Lille played in their stadium, counting friendly and the end of last season, all scored more than 1.5 goals. We believe that in this confrontation, because it is the first round of Ligue 1 in the new season, the team will look for a great victory inside their stadium, having conditions to score their goals.
The visiting team makes its debut in this edition of the race after having finished the last season in the 5th position. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 22 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 23 goals scored and 27 suffered. The team comes to this match after a draw away with Borussia Dortmund by (1-1). In the last 10 away matches Rennes has won 4, tied 4 and lost 2. Defensive goals have been awarded to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 21 of the last 22 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals.
Rennes is a club that has never been a Ligue 1 champion (1st Division of the French championship), but has four Ligue 2 titles (2nd Division). In addition, he twice won the Coupe de France and once the Super Cup of France. In the season of 2017/18, the club made a great campaign in Ligue 1, finishing in fifth place. This good position in the table is due to his offensive posture in away games. In the nineteen games in this condition he scored goals in eighteen, showing that he plays offensively as a visitor and with that he conquered many important points, adding eight wins, six draws and six defeats, conquering thirty of the fifty-seven points played as a visitor.
PREDICTION: Over 1.5 goals @ 1.41