Match Preview: Rennes 1-2 Nice Predictions and Betting Tips 26.02.2021

Rennes – Nice Predictions & Tips For Today, February 26, 2021.

League: FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 27
Match: 21:00 Rennes – Nice
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.36
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 1:2 WON!!!

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  • Sitting two points away from the UEFA Europa Conference League spot, Rennes have experienced a recent dip in form, with just one win from their last eight Ligue 1 (L1) matches (D4, L3). Here, they will be keen for a good start, considering they are unbeaten in the nine L1 games in which they were leading at HT (W5, D4).
  • The hosts will be hoping to avoid a fifth consecutive home league game without a win (D2, L2), and therefore their worst such streak in over two years. To achieve that, ‘Les Rennais’ will need to keep defensively tight early on, as 35.67% of the home league goals they’ve conceded so far have arrived between the 16th and 30th minutes of play.
  • Visitors Nice have lost all but one of their previous six top-flight fixtures (W1, L5) – a run that has edged them ever closer to the bottom four. Aiming to avoid a fourth consecutive top-flight loss for the first time since October 2017, they might need to avoid conceding first, as they’ve lost all but one of the 14 fixtures in which they’ve conceded first this season.
  • Claiming 62.07% of their league points away from home, a strong second-half superiority has been Nice’s saving grace, with ‘Les Aiglons’ losing just two second halves on the road so far (2H: W5, D6, L2). What has been common is low-scoring first halves (1.0 average goals), as none of their L1 road trips have witnessed both sides score before HT.
  • Players to watch: In-form Martin Terrier has been involved in half of Rennes’ last ten L1 goals (two goals, three assists). However, any Terrier strike could be cancelled out by Amine Gouiri, who has been Nice’s first goalscorer in five of his last six goalscoring L1 matches.
  • Hot stat: Nice have failed to score before HT in all but one of the previous nine L1 H2Hs.
Head-to-head matches: RENNES – NICE
13.12.20 L1 Nice Rennes 0 : 1
15.08.20 CF Nice Rennes 3 : 2
24.01.20 L1 Nice Rennes 1 : 1
01.09.19 L1 Rennes Nice 1 : 2
14.04.19 L1 Rennes Nice 0 : 0

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