Match Preview: Lille 1-1 Rennes Prediction and Betting Tips 22.08.2020

Tips & Predictions For Today, August 22, 2020.

League: FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 1
Match: 20:00 Lille – Rennes
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.45
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 1:1 WON!!!

Match Preview

  • A three-game Ligue 1 (L1) win streak at the end of last season saw Lille claim their eighth top-five finish since 2008/09. Furthermore, ‘Les Dogues’ have won six of their last seven L1 matches (five ‘to-nil), whilst scoring first in each of their last six league games.
  • In addition to winning four of their six competitive home matches held this calendar year (also ‘to-nil’), Lille have lost just two of their last 16 home matches in all domestic competitions (W12, D2, L2). Furthermore, they have scored two or more goals (and won) in three consecutive L1 home openers, and it should also be noted that Lille beat Rennes 3-1 on matchday one, two home H2Hs ago.
  • Stade Rennes finished last season just one point above Lille, and despite losing the last H2H, have an excellent recent W5, D1, L2 H2H record over their opponents. Three straight wins to end last season gives further hope to Rennes, although action might be in short supply as only 39.29% of Rennes’ 2019/20 league matches saw over 2.5 total goals scored.
  • Losing four of their last six opening awaydays since 2014 (W1, D1, L4), ‘Les Rennais’ ended a three-game L1 winless away run with a 2-0 victory in their last pre-lockdown league trip. Impressively, they conceded first in the joint-fewest L1 away games last season (five) and trailed at HT in the fewest league awaydays, doing so only once.
  • Players to watch: A scorer of three H2H goals, Lille’s Loïc Rémy has three goals in his last three L1 appearances. Each of these six goals arrived on or before the 39th minute.
  • Rennes’ Adrien Hunou bagged a brace in his last L1 appearance, and also scored a second-half H2H equaliser last season.
  • Hot stat: As well as seeing the last two H2Hs end with under 2.5 total goals scored, both teams averaged exactly 2.21 L1 goals-per-game in 2019/20.
Head-to-head matches: LILLE – RENNES
04.02.20 L1 Lille Rennes 1 : 0
22.09.19 L1 Rennes Lille 1 : 1
24.05.19 L1 Rennes Lille 3 : 1
06.02.19 CDF Rennes Lille 2 : 1
11.08.18 L1 Lille Rennes 3 : 1