Nantes vs Rennes prediction, odds & betting tips 20/04/2024

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Nantes - Rennes

France Ligue 1 - Stade de la Beaujoire

Nantes vs Rennes prediction
Nantes continue to have one eye over their shoulder at the relegation battle – Photo by Icon Sport

Rennes are five points below the European spots, so it looks as though it may well be a Ligue 1 season of mid-table mediocrity for them. However, Nantes are still in a spot of danger. Nantes find themselves just five points above the bottom three, so the threat of going down is very real.

Nantes vs Rennes prediction: Home advantage could be the difference

Nantes vs Rennes predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Over 2.5 goals

⚽ Correct score prediction

Nantes 3-1 Rennes

⚽ Anytime goalscorer

Mostafa Mohamed

Key stats

  • Rennes have failed to win or score in four straight games.
  • Nantes are yet to win at home in 2024 across all competitions.
  • The Canaries have failed to score more than one in a home game since October 2023.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Rennes expected to get back to winning ways

  • Home: 2/1 (3.0) – 33.3%
  • Draw: 23/10 (3.3) – 30.3%
  • Away: 11/8 (2.38) – 42.1%

While we have tipped Nantes to get a huge three points against a Rennes team with little to play for, the bookmakers don't see it the same way, slightly favouring the away side. This could be down to their league positions and not actual form, so we'd advise opting for our free betting tips for enhanced value.

If you do still fancy Rennes to win then perhaps look into the Both Teams to Score market, with Rennes winning could be the best option. Nantes are at home and know they must win to boost their hopes of survival, however, Rennes boast a much higher-quality squad on paper so are favourites.

Last five H2Hs: Rennes have been utterly dominant in this fixture

The last four meetings have all gone one way and that is in favour of this weekend's away side, Rennes. Four straight wins and keeping three clean sheets in that process, with Nantes' only win coming back in May 2022 when they were at home, so there is still hope.

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Rennes

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Nantes

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Rennes

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Nantes

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Nantes

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Rennes

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Nantes

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Rennes

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Nantes preview: Odds are stacked against the hosts

Nantes have won two of their last three league matches which has seen them put distance between themselves and the bottom three, however, they've both come away from home which shows they tend to crumble under the pressure of their won fans and history may repeat itself on Saturday.

Predicted lineup: Lafont (GK) – Duverne, Pallois, Castelletto, Amian – Chirivella, Augusto – Abline, Sissoko, Bamba – Mostafa Mohamed

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Brest

Brest

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Nantes

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Montpellier

Montpellier

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Nantes

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Rennes

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Rennes preview: Last chance saloon for European hopes

Just one win in seven games across all competitions for Rennes has seen their season almost fizzle out into nothing very productive. They're still in touching distance of the European spots, but it would be wishful thinking to see them leapfrog a number of teams before the end of the campaign.

Predicted lineup: Mandanda (GK) – Belocian, Theate, Omari, Doue – Santamaria, Rieder – D. Doue, Bourigeaud – Kalimuendo, Gouiri

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Lens

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Rennes

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Metz

Metz

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Rennes

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Brest

Brest

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Rennes

Rennes

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Rennes' Benjamin Bourigeaud
Benjamin Bourigeaud scored the winning goal in Rennes' last victory – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch: Benjamin Bourigeaud

Despite Rennes putting in some rather damp performances of late and losing most of their hope of finishing in the top five, Benjamin Bourigeaud has tried his best to drag them through tough situations.

Bourigeaud is Rennes' best hope

Bourigeaud has managed to register three goal involvements in his last six appearances for Rennes. This includes a winning goal against Marseille, which was the last time that Rennes won a game in any competition so he's certainly one for Nantes to try and nullify.


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