**The odds were correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change**
Rennes is currently 3rd on Ligue 1 table and look to improve their standing in the remaining four games. However, this fixture against Saint-Etienne could complicate things for Rennes because the visitors are in dire need of survival points as the season draws closer to an end. Read on to find out more about the game in this post.
Rennes vs Saint-Etienne-Free Predictions and Betting Tips by Football Whispers
Rennes won 5-nil in the reverse leg and it begs the question, can they bag six points from Saint-Etienne this season? Our best two predictions for this Ligue 2 match are:
Rennes to win both halves @69/100 (1.69)
Rennes should win the second leg too, and it is because the hosts are in their best form compared to Etienne. While Saint-Etienne sits on the edge of relegation zone, the visitors have slacked in their quest to survive the drop. Etienne’s biggest problem is poor defending that has cost them three of the last five games and failed to keep a clean sheet within that duration. The visitors leaked 17 goals in the last five games while Rennes conceded 8 goals in as many run of games.
Over 2.5 @ 57/100 (1.57)
Given that both teams are struggling defensively, the possibility of this game yielding more than two goals is very high. Rennes has only one clean sheet from the last five while Saint-Etienne has none. Moreover, six of the last seven encounters between Rennes and Etienne had more than two goals at full-time.
Rennes vs Saint-Etienne Match Odds, H2H and Team Form
Here are the best odds for the Ligue 1 game across selected UK betting sites.
Rennes vs Saint-Etienne Game Preview, News and Lineups
Rennes recorded WLLWD in their last five games while Saint-Etienne has LDWLL in as many games. The hosts have only one clean sheet in their last six games while Saint-Etienne has none within the same duration. From these stats, it emerges that defensive challenges worry both teams ahead of this weekend fixture.
In this match, Rennes will be without several players such as Gomis, Doku, Gelin, Sulemana and Bade due to injuries while Aguerd is suspended.
The visitors are likely to miss the services of Sow, Sacko, Crivelli and Moueffek in this trip to Rennes on Saturday.
Historically, this has been a difficult game. For example, a total of 9 draws were recorded in the last 20 meetings. Rennes bagged 7 wins while Etienne has four victories in the last 20 matchups.
At position 18 and only a four points above the red zone, Saint-Etienne must fight for more points to avoid relegation playoffs or getting relegated altogether. On the other hand, Rennes is fighting to secure a place in Champions League. However, it is a tight race at the top and this duel against relegation threatened Etienne could complicate things for the hosts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the referee is this Ligue 1 game?
Jeremy Stinat will referee Rennes vs Saint-Etienne match on Saturday, 30/04/2022
Where is the match venue?
Roazhon Park in Rennes, France
Who are the top scorers for these teams?
Martin Terrie is the Rennes top scorer with 20 goals while Wahbi Khaziri leads the score charts for Etienne with 10 goals.