The Stade de la Route-de-Lorient will be a battleground on 10th February when Rennes welcomes St Etienne at 16.00GMT. With their last week’s 1-0 win over Amiens, Rennes is ready to bag another 3 points at home. Its Wednesday 2-1 dominance over Lille in the Coupe de France’s eleventh Round adds more confidence in their home ground. On the other hand, St Etienne will be looking forward to improve on their performance from last week’s 1-1 draw with Nantes.
At number 10, Rennes is looking forward to cementing its position in the top half of the French Ligue 1 come this weekend. With just 4 points shy from the covetous first four positions of the table, they are looking for a chance to reduce the gap come this weekend. But in order to achieve this, they have to be ready to sweat more against the in-form St Etienne Who are also looking forward to maintaining their place at the top 4.
St Etienne is looking forward to retaining their place at number 4 and possibly reduce the point gap against the top 3 clubs. Having lasted for the last two weeks after their 1-1 draw on 30/01/2019 with Nantes, they are coming back rejuvenated and full of untapped energy.
The match presents each team with a golden opportunity to make their side better. A loss for Rennes will reduce their chances of staying in the top 10 slot. Winning is the best thing which can happen to them. However, with St Etienne eyeing a chance for Champions League next season, they are not going to make things easier for them. The best they can allow them is a draw. St Etienne’s impressive performance tempts our confidence for their win.
Rennes vs. St Etienne Head to Head
The two sides have clashed 34 times. Of these, Rennes has won 11 matches while St Etienne has emerged with 8 victories. 15 matches have ended in a draw. In erstwhile, here is how their 8 most recent meetings ended:
- Saint-Etienne 1-1 Saint-Etienne
- Renes1-1 Saint-Etienne
- Saint-Etienne 2-2 Rennes
- Rennes 2-0 Saint-Etienne
- Rennes 0-1 Saint-Etienne
- Saint-Etienne 1-1 Rennes
- Rennes 0-0 Saint-Etienne
Rennes is coming to this fixture with their bag full of injuries. With more than 7 of its men nursing various injuries, they need to look deeper into their squad and find who the better replacement for the other is. Some of the players who are out include A. Diallo, J. Johansson, J. Lea Siliki, Ludovic Baal, R. Bensebaini, R. Danze and R. Guitane.
St Etienne is doing better when it comes to injuries as compared to their opponents. However, missing the services of V. Pajot and Y. Bennasser is not an easy cross to carry.
Predictions and Odds
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From the analysis above, the two teams last four matches have ended in a tie. Who will break this tie? Looking on the way Saint-Etienne has been playing this season we can’t help but be tempted to place our bet for them to emerge with a 2-1 victory to break the tie.