Lyon vs. Rennes Preview: Lyon Flies As Rennes Drown

Updated: January 28, 2014

Online betting favorite, Lyon, goes for three (3) more points against Rennes to seal a spot in the European tournament. They have already kept 3 consecutive clean sheets and will most likely go for another win in their upcoming match.  


Match Date: 01 February 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stade dele Route–de-Lorient


Team Form


Lyon just clinched a three-goal thrashing against Evian Thonon Gaillard. Goals coming from Bafetimbi Gomis and Alexandre Lacazette secure the needed three additional points and of course a dose of inspiration when they go against the equally aggressive club, Rennes.


Les Gones currently maintain a superb form that gives them the edge over Rennes. They were undefeated in their last six (6) matches and if these were not enough, the club will be playing in their own territory. In other words, they have the home court advantage and the statistics to support their claim to fame in the upcoming match.


Not only were they undefeated in the 6 encounters. It is also important to note that they average on at least two  (2) goals in all of those battles. Moreover, their last three (3) matches witnessed them keep a clean sheet against Reims, Sochaux and just recently, Evian Thonon Gaillard.



Rennes is on the verge of joining the tight competition at the bottom of the Ligue 1 table. Their disappointing form is an area of concern to the club as they face the risk of being relegated.


A closer look into Rennes’ form shows that it is a total opposite of what Lyon has achieved, They were winless during their last 6 matches. Initially, they were plagued by 3 consecutive losses to Lorient, Paris Saint Germain and even the minnow, Sochaux.


Unfortunately, instead of recovering, their best performances were three (3) stalemates. Accumulating a mere 3 points, the club found themselves struggling at the 16th spot of France’s top-flight league.


Online betting’s top pick: Lyon

It does not take rocket science to see that Lyon has the upper hand in the said match. It is highly possible for them to keep another clean sheet when they go against Rennes.



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