Date Time League Season
March 10, 2024 5:05 pm French Ligue 1 2023/2024


Lille vs Rennes Match Preview and Prediction

Lille vs RennesLille had won six of the previous eight home games in Ligue 1, drawing two. Coming into today, Rennes is coming off a 1-2 home loss to Lorient. Jonathan David scored Lille’s game-winning goal away at Reims last weekend, bringing his league total to 12 goals.

Lille faces Rennes on Sunday afternoon in one of French Ligue 1’s most fascinating Matchday 25 fixtures. Lille rose into the top four with a 1-0 road win against Reims on Saturday. Paulo Fonseca’s club is one point behind Monaco in third place and still in the Champions League hunt.

Seven days ago, Rennes’ pursuit of European football came to an abrupt end as they lost 1-2 at home to Lorient. Les Rouges et Noirs lost and fell to ninth place in the league standings. Before this match against Lille, head coach Julien Stephan has several reasons to be concerned about his team’s defensive performances.

In Rennes’ defeat to Lorient, they gave away far too many open looks. Over their previous eleven games, across all competitions, they have only kept one clean sheet. This is definitely not the defensive form you want to bring to Stade Pierre-Mauroy, where Lille has been really strong since the beginning of the campaign.

Lille vs Rennes: Betting Analysis

Tradition also works in Lille’s favor; they have defeated Rennes nine times in their previous matches. Rennes has only triumphed twice at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in their previous 29 visits. In the previous five head-to-head matches, both teams performed as expected.

The home win at 2.05 odds is attractive. Lille has been promising at home since the season started. They have also won six and drawn two of their last eight Ligue 1 home games. They triumphed 1-0 in Reims last weekend thanks to excellent defense. Rennes, who lost 1-2 at home to bottom-half Lorient, are in a different situation tonight. Finally, Rennes has lost all nine previous Lille matches.

Lille’s star player this season is Jonathan David. The Canadian forward scored the game’s only goal at Reims last weekend, extending his league total to 12. He should have plenty of room against Rennes’ weak defense on Sunday. Because they missed too many chances, Les Rouges et Noirs fell to Lorient at home seven days ago. In eleven games in all competitions, they have only kept one clean sheet. David could score at any time at 2.40 odds.

Lille vs Rennes: Head-to-Head

Lille vs Rennes

Who will win the match between Lille and Rennes?

Considering everything, Rennes should be able to break through Lille’s defense, but perhaps not by quite as many goals as they have already scored against them. When the final siren sounds, we’re picking Lille to win by a score. It ought to be a pretty fascinating one.


Our Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals

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What are the best odds for the game?

According to the most recent bookmaker odds available for the 90-minute result market, Lille can win for 2.05, betting on a draw is 3.5, and betting for Rennes to win is 3.7. Right now, these are the most affordable market rates on offer.