Competition: Ligue 1
Market: Rennes win
Odds: 11/10 @ 888sport
Simply looking to carry on from where they left off prior to the festive break, Rennes will make the trip to a struggling Nantes on Wednesday evening when Ligue 1 marks its return.
Starting with the hosts, while Nantes might have shocked many when they opened the 2020/2021 campaign with eye-catching displays against Bordeaux and Nimes, Raymond Domenech’s men have certainly come crash back down. Heading into France’s festive break in the midst of what was a hugely worrying run of form, the Yellows were last seen getting hit with a 3-0 drumming away at Lyon. Now firmly looking over their shoulder and knowing they could end Wednesday’s fixtures sat in the relegation play-off spot, the one-time France boss has seen his side fail to win any of their last eight Ligue 1 contests on the bounce, a run that stems all the way back to November 8th. Showing a host of issues at the back, Domenech will have a real headache over his side’s extended problems on home soil. Failing to win any of their last five straight matchups at the La Beaujoire-Louis Fonteneau, Nantes should face a stern return to action in midweek.
As for the visitors, while Rennes might have found themselves in the midst of a woeful two-month run of form between October and the start of December, the European outfit have bounced back in some style. Although their dreadful run last year might have seen some start to question Julien Stephan’s position at Roazhon Park, Les Rennais should now find the mood in their camp at a real high. Finding a route back into the top-four when they make a return to action on Wednesday evening, Rennes were last seen heading into the festive break with a 1-0 win against Metz on home soil. In fact, including those back-to-back victories against Nice and Marseille last month, the midweek guests have won each of their last four Ligue 1 contests on the bounce and appear to have turned a real corner. Picking up a 3-2 win when they faced off against Nantes last season, we’re backing a similar away victory on Wednesday.
Bet: Rennes 11/10 to beat Nantes in Wednesday’s Ligue 1 showdown @ 888sport
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