Rennes vs. Valenciennes Prediction: Rennes, Still Strong Despite Back To Back Defeats

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Updated: October 10, 2013
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Match Date: 18 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Stade de la Route de Lorient

 

Rennes suffered their 2nd defeat at Guingamp’s hands. Yet, they have a chance to improve their rank as they go against Valenciennes.

 

Team Form

 

Rennes

The absence of Rennes’ defenders was readily felt during the encounter against Guingamp. The former lost with a final score of 2 to nil. Unable to dominate possession, the club also suffered from converting scoring opportunities.

 

Rennes defeat was its third. Their present form hardly manifests competence and is subject to further beating by other clubs. Despite having 3 victories and 3 draws, the club seems to lack a dose of consistency in their performances.

 

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Pitted against Valenciennes, Rennes have another opportunity to redeem itself and avoid the relegation. They still have a long way before they totally dropped down to the dreaded zone. But a disregard and the failure to rectify their shortcomings may lead to  3 consecutive losses.

 

Valenciennes

Eloga Enza Yamissi late equalizer sent a dose of motivation for the already relegated Valenciennes.

 

Saving the club from their 8th straight loss, Yamissi fired a crucial last-minute goal that did not only leveled the match result, but also brought a dose of hope for their survival in the league.

 
Valenciennes is currently at the bottom of Ligue 1. In their last 7 matches, the club has only won once and lost the rest of their encounters. If they lost, it could have been 8 defeats in a row, However, the draw created some sort of a buffer from alleviating the club’s pressure in surviving the fierce competition in the league.

 

 

Football betting tip: Rennes 2-0 Valenciennes

Rennes’ form may be a little bit questionable. But compared to Valenciennes, definitely, they have a better way of snatching a victory.

 

 

Image Source: Belfast Telegraph