Ligue 1 Match Preview: Stade Rennes vs. Lorient

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Updated: April 22, 2014
Stade Rennais

Match Date: 26 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stade dele Route–de-Lorient

 

Lorient and Rennes benefited from the even steven result of their previous matches. Both clubs were able to improve their ranks due to the said stalemate, but will a draw do any good to their upcoming match?

 

Rennes recently forced Saint Etienne to be content with a draw. After 90 minutes of several attempts, the match ended in a scoreless stalemate and marked the club’s 2nd draw within the course of its last 6 matches.

 

Rennes is currently pegged as the encounter’s top pick in online betting despite the 3-point lead that Lorient has against them. Rennes’ advantage is not only because of the fact that the match shall be held in its territory, but also because of its current form. Les Rouges et Noirs was able to secure 2 victories in its last 6 matches, while Lorient can only afford a single win.

 

Speaking of Lorient, aside from the sole triumph that it has, it only thrives through draws. One must also consider the results of Lorient’s previous encounters against Rennes.

 

Throughout their last 6 previous encounters, Lorient has only managed to win twice, while Rennes won thrice. One of their matches, however, ended in a draw.

 

Nevertheless, it is evident that Philippe Montanier and his men have the upper hand in this particular match. Ending in a draw is also a possibility. But this is less likely to happen as oppose to Rennes’ expected win.

 

Prediction: Stade Rennes

 

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