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FC Metz v Stade Rennais predictions for this Ligue 1 match. Rennes have been in a soggy patch recently but got just the type of result at the weekend that could spur them on to a win here against Metz. Read on for our free Ligue 1 predictions and betting tips. 

 

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Both Teams To Score @ 21/20

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Draw 1-1 @ 5/1

Reason For Metz vs Rennes Predictions

  • Rennes are winless in their last eight away games but have scored in five of the matches.
  • Metz have drawn their last four matches in the league with four goals conceded in this time.
  • Both teams have scored in five of both Metz’s last six home games and Rennes’ away matches.

A win at the right time for Rennes

Julien Stéphan’s Rennes side have been in a poor run of form recently with defeats coming against Dijon (1-2) and Celtic (1-3) in recent weeks to pile the pressure onto the team. However, captain Damien Da Silva’s injury time winner on Sunday against Saint-Étienne could give them a new lease of life as they travel to the east of France. Despite some gloomy results in the Europa League, Rennes have actually won three of their last four games in Ligue 1, but each of them have come at home, so they will need to make some improvements on the road.

Stéphan’s men have been rather awful away from home this season with six defeats and two draws making up their last eight games on the road. Some of these matches have come against beatable sides like Cluj (0-1), Brest (0-0) and Dijon (1-2) but they have consistently slipped up, damaging their league position. Rennes have conceded 13 goals in that time with just six in reply and it could get messy as they travel to the Stade Saint-Symphorien.

Great at drawing but not much else

Metz will be looking at Rennes as easy targets here as they aim to get their first win in seven games. Les Graouillys have been on a torrid run of results recently with underwhelming performances coming against Nimes (1-1), Toulouse (2-2) and Brest twice (0-2, 1-1). They need to find inspiration from somewhere but draws in each of their last four games show that they have some quality as teams like Lille (0-0) and Montpellier (2-2) are tough to equal.

There hasn’t been a dramatic difference in results when comparing Metz’s home and away form but the Stade Saint-Symphorien has definitely seen most of their success this season with them unbeaten in their last four league games there (D3+W1). They have scored six and conceded five in this time but these stats are alright for a team trying to stay in the league as they have most importantly managed to avoid defeat in recent weeks. Something they’ll be looking to continue against Rennes.

The Stade Saint-Symphorien could prove vital

This should be a tight match with both teams desperate for points following barren runs but we doubt the three points will go the visitors as they have lost their last five away games in Ligue 1. The same goes for Metz though as they have failed to beat much worse teams than Rennes in recent weeks. 

We’re expecting Rennes to do a little bit better on the road than usual due to their motivating win on Sunday but Metz have drawn three of their last four league games and will prove stiff opponents. We’re backing a 1-1 draw here as both teams have been consistently scoring but neither seem capable of a win at the moment. We’re also backing both teams to score as the market has won in five of Metz’s last six home games in all competitions as well as five of Rennes’ last six away matches. 

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Article by: Lewis M
Contact: lewis.mcparlane.ext@freesupertips.co.uk
Twitter: @LewisMcParlane
Published: December 3, 2019

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