Rennes will be looking to end a run of draws this weekend when they return to Ligue 1 action against Lille. Meanwhile, the visitors will be the favourites in the betting as they look to close the gap on the top of the standings.
Ligue 1 Preview
This should be an exciting game in Ligue 1 this weekend, as both Rennes and Lille have made reliable enough starts to the new French season. The hosts come into this fixture sporting an unbeaten record, but they have landed just one victory from their opening four matches. They will also be looking to get back on track on Saturday after being held to draws in each of their last three.
A victory for Rennes would take them into the top four for at least a few hours, but they will need to end their run of ties. Their most recent stalemate came on the road against Brest, as Rennes were held to a goalless draw. Neither side did enough to win that fixture, as it was a game of few clear cut goalscoring opportunities at both ends.
There will also be a little bit of pressure on Lille this weekend, as they will need to claim victory to keep tabs on the sides at the top of the league standings. The French side comes into this fixture after losing just once in their opening four matches, but they have picked up just two victories over the same period.
However, one of those wins was picked up in their most recent fixture, as they managed to hold on to a 1-0 victory over Montpellier. The only goal of the game was scored after just two minutes, as Yusuf Yazici netted what turned out to be the winning effort.
Rennes vs Lille Head to Head
Draws have been a common result in this fixture, as three of the previous six have ended in ties. However, Lille are unbeaten across the last eight matches between these two sides. This exact fixture was won 3-1 by Lille in February last season.
Rennes vs Lille Prediction
Both of these sides will have questions to answer this weekend, as both are yet to hit top gear. However, we will be taking a chance on the visiting side, as Lille boast an excellent recent record against Rennes, and have won on their previous three visits.
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