Lille is currently the team of the hour in France! The LOSC Lille Association is currently beating any opponent who gets in their way. The year 2019 is for them so far a single ride on the euphoria. It beckons the Champions League in the next season, which has the highest priority in the current situation. But why not maybe win the Coupe de France in addition? Anyway, PSG has been vulnerable here and there, and after the double in 2011, when Lille last filled his trophy cabinet with new precious metal, winning the trophy would be a huge success.
But we are still in the second round and in this round Lille must travel to league rival Stade Rennes. The home side were always master in their own house and want to reach the turn of the last eight. It smells like an exciting duel. In the match between Rennes and Lille a prediction for a tip is therefore not easy to make.
Rennes – Statistics & Current Form
The dress rehearsal for the game in the Coupe de France on Wednesday has succeeded Stade Rennes. In the 23rd game of the French Ligue 1 beat the club from Brittany at home the guests of Amiens 1-0. In the table Rennes climbed to rank nine. That does not sound that spectacular, but it’s worth taking a look at the latest results from Rennes – especially at home. With the victory over Amiens Rennes remained unbeaten in the seventh competitive game at home in a row. Six of these last seven home games could win Rennes – one of them on penalties in the Coupe de France – and only once had the club in league mode share the points with the opponent. Rennes held the back five times in the last seven home games. In the past, Rennes always experienced ups and downs on their home turf. Towards the end of the new season and the start of the new season Rennes remained unbeaten in six competitive games at home in a row – five wins, one draw. It was followed by six home games without a win – two draws, four defeats – before Rennes caught again in early December 2018 and developed the current series of seven unbeaten home games in a row. Overall, Rennes at the present time of the season with the achievements so far quite satisfied.
Despite finishing ninth in Ligue 1, the gap to Europa League rank four is just four points. Speaking of Europa League: In this competition, the club reached the knockout round in mid-December and meets there in the sixteenth finals on Betis Sevilla. In the Coupe de France Rennes now has a great chance to reach the quarter-finals. So far, the first division in this competition has hardly been seriously challenged. With Stade Brest from Ligue 2 and amateur club Saint-Pryve Rennes had two compulsory tasks to master. While it was enough for the amateurs to a sober 2-0 victory, Rennes had in the round against Brest in their own stadium to the penalty shootout. In the game against Rennes Lille were the odds for a tip to a victory at the beginning even lower. The bookmakers have increased these in the last few days, however, a little.
Expected formation of Rennes:
Koubek; Bensebaini, Mexer, Da Silva, Zeffane; Bourigeaud, Andre, Grenier, Lea Siliki; Ben Arfa, Sarr
Last matches of Rennes:
- 02.02.2019 – Rennes Vs. Amiens 1: 0 (Ligue 1)
- 27.01.2019 – Paris Saint-Germain Vs. Rennes 4: 1 (Ligue 1)
- 23.01.2019 – St-Pryve St-Hilaire Vs. Rennes 0: 2 (Coupe de France)
- 20.01.2019 – Rennes Vs. 0-0 (Montpellier) (Ligue 1)
- 16.01.2019 – EA Guingamp vs. Rennes 2: 1 (Ligue 1)
Lille – Statistics & Current Form
If the LOSC Lille Association is allowed to pick a day when the team is allowed to play its games, the election would probably fall on Friday. Last week, Lille played for the fourth time in a row on a Friday and drove the fourth victory. Lille did not stand a chance for Nice guests at home 4-0. This continued the success of the club from the north of France. Thanks to the success of Nice Lille now comes to six competitive games in a row. It was the only six games in this calendar year so far that Lille could win. In fact, Lille has lost just one of the last eleven competitive matches – eight wins, two draws. In Ligue 1, Lille placed second behind PSG and now has nine points on St. Etienne in fourth place, but still has a catch-up game in the hindquarters. Unlike in the other four top leagues in Europe, only the first two qualify directly for the Champions League, while the third qualify.
After the achievements so far Lille wants now necessarily in the premier class and must, in order to avoid the qualifying, defend a lead of three points on Olympique Lyon. The champions and cup winners of 2011 had only a brief period of weakness, as there were only two of twelve possible points in the four games in Ligue 1 between early November and early December. Otherwise, however, Lille plays a tough season, which is all the more astonishing when you consider that the club last season with only one point ahead of the relegation places held the class. The last defeat that conceded Lille was at home in 1: 2 against Toulouse on 22.12.2018. Away, Lille has won his last five competitive matches all. Similar to the opponent, Lille was in the current course of the Coupe de France not really required. In turn, it was enough against second division side Sochaux and the amateurs of FC Sete 34 each only to a 1-0 win. In Rennes there was nothing to get Lille last. This could be one of the reasons that in the game of Lille in Rennes, the odds for a tip on away win despite the magnificent run of the guests are still higher.
Expected formation of Lille:
Maignan; Kone, Soumaoro, Fonte, Celik; Bamba, Thiago Maia, Soumare, Pepe; Leao, Luiz Araujo
Last matches of Lille:
- 01.02.2019 – OSC Lille Vs. OGC Nice 4: 0 (Ligue 1)
- 25.01.2019 – Marseille vs. OSC Lille 1: 2 (Ligue 1)
- 22.01.2019 – FC Sète 34 vs. OSC Lille 0: 1 (Coupe de France)
- 18.01.2019 – OSC Lille vs. Amiens 2: 1 (Ligue 1)
- 11.01.2019 – SM Caen vs. OSC Lille 1: 3 (Ligue 1)
Rennes vs Lille Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
At the start of the new season, the two clubs have met in Lille and the current second half of Ligue 1 should keep the upper hand on Matchday 3 with 3: 1. The second leg is still out. This allowed Lille once again win a competitive match against Rennes, after the LOSC had previously remained without victory in six direct encounters in a row and the last three had all lost. In Rennes, Lille is even waiting since the 21.02.2010 and thus for almost exactly nine years on a competitive victory. None of the last nine appearances in Rennes could win Lille – four draws, five defeats. In total, however, there were already 89 duels between the two clubs, of which 35 went to Lille. In 25 games Rennes kept the upper hand and therefore there were 29 draws. The goal difference, despite ten wins more with 126: 117 only slightly towards Lille.
Rennes vs Lille Our Football Tips Explained
Just two weeks ago, Lille was able to win in Marseille, after the club there last designed a game in March 2011 victorious. In this respect, the second of the Ligue 1 should arrive unimpressed despite the long dry spell in the away games in Rennes. Lille has a strong run, but also meets a team that was unbearable, especially at home. In this respect, one can adjust to an interesting game, in which both coaches basically can draw almost full. However, despite the fact that it is against a league rival, there will be some changes in the starting formations.
Key Facts – Rennes vs Lille tips
Rennes has won six of the last seven competitive games at home – a draw
Lille has won the last six competitive games
In Ligue 1 Lille won on the first day of the current season at home against Rennes 3-1
There must be a winner and even if first on penalties. The outcome of the game is open and a favorite I can not make out personally. If you want to hold something against the strong home series of Rennes, then maybe that with, among others, Dijon, Nimes, second division Brest and Amiens not even the almost insurmountable opponents were guests at Roazhon Park. But now comes a real hard nut, the last could win, among others, in Montpellier and Marseille. In the game of Rennes vs Lille, I therefore recommend the tip that the guests reach the next round. The bets also include a possible penalty shootout. In the game of Lille vs Rennes there are odds of up to 2.05.
Betting Tips: Over 2.5 goals