Lyon vs Rennes
France – Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday 3rd March 2021
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Groupama Stadium (Lyon).
Lyon could only draw 1-1 at Marseille at the weekend and it means just one victory in the clubs last 3 games. Given that they have the chance to win the league title this form is not good enough.
The draw at Marseille means that Lyon slipped to 3rd place and let PSG in front of them. However the gap is just 1 point but Lyon are 3 points behind the league leaders Lille.
Home form for Lyon has seen the club win 8 of their 13 games but they did lose their last home match against Montpellier.
Rennes are in 9th place and come into this game in poor form having no wins in their last 5 and losing their last 3 in a row. Last weekend the club lost 2-1 at home to Nice.
Still Rennes are only one win away from a possible European position so not all is lost yet for the club. However they have just one win on the road in their last four and their last away game ended in a 2-1 defeat at Montpellier.
Lyon vs Rennes: Head to Head
- Last season Rennes won this fixture 1-0.
- Earlier in the season in the reverse fixture the clubs drew 2-2.
- Lyon haven’t beaten Rennes when at home in the league since 2016.
Lyon vs Rennes: Prediction
Could Lyon be the first team to blink and drop out of the top three clubs first? Some of their recent results and the way they have played seems to go along with the theory. The club have looked quite nervous of late.
The value seems to be with Rennes and we think they can get something in this game on the handicap. We have to remember also that Rennes like coming to this ground, and they come here with much less pressure on them to perform.