Montpellier vs Rennes – Following a 2-1 Ligue 1 loss to Lille in their previous game, Montpellier will be seeking to improve on their performance here.

Montpellier had 30% of the game’s possession and 4 shots on goal, just one of which found the back of the net. Issiaga Sylla of Montpellier scored the goal (24′).

On the other hand, 7 of Lille’s 17 shots on goal were on target. Lille scored goals from Jonathan David (70′) and Rémy Cabella (72′).

Montpellier has scored goals in all six of their most recent games, continuing a streak of excellent goal-scoring performance. During that span, they have scored 11 goals while only having had 6 goals scored against them.

Prior to this encounter, Montpellier had lost their previous three league games to Rennes. After defeating Reims 3-0 in their most recent game in Ligue 1, Rennes will enter the match on a roll.

Rennes possessed 51% of the ball in that game and attempted 23 goals, eight of which were successful. Jérémy Doku (9′, 19′) and Arthur Theate (68′) scored goals for Rennes. Reims made 4 goal-scoring attempts, with 1 of them going in.

Recently, it has become clear that games involving Rennes frequently end in a blank for at least one team. A review of their previous six meetings reveals that it happened five times.

Their opponents have scored a total of five goals in these matches, compared to Rennes’ six. Of course, this game might not follow the same trend.

Montpellier vs Rennes – Betting Analysis

Looking at their most recent head-to-head matchups dating back to 08/03/2020 reveals that Montpellier has won one and Rennes has won five, with no games being drawn in this period.

In total, 22 goals were scored in those games for an average of 3.67 goals per game. The teams’ most recent league matchup took place on Ligue 1 Match Day 13 on October 30, 2022, with Rennes defeating Montpellier 3-0.

In the incident, Rennes enjoyed 56% of the possession and 3 of its 14 efforts on goal were successful. Martin Terrier (15′), Arnaud Kalimuendo (23′), and Amine Gouiri (85′) scored the goals.

Montpellier, on the other hand, had 8 shots at goal with 3 of them being on target. Bastien Dechepy served as the referee for the game.

With an almost totally healthy roster of players, Montpellier manager Michel Der Zakarian only has one fitness issue to deal with. Dimitry Bertaud will not participate due to a cruciate ligament rupture.

La Paillade is most likely to start with a 4-3-3 formation and make the following selections: Benjamin Lecomte, Falaye Sacko, Christopher Jullien, Boubakar Kouyaté, Issiaga Sylla, Teji Savanier, Jordan Ferri, Joris Chotard, Arnaud Nordin, Elye Wahi, and Wahbi Khazri.

Current player fitness is a worry for Rennes manager Bruno Génésio. Martin Terrier (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Xeka (Ankle Injury), and Adrien Truffert (Ankle Injury) cannot be taken into account.

We believe that Steve Mandanda, Hamari Traore, Warmed Omari, Arthur Theate, Birger Meling, Jérémy Doku, Benjamin Bourigeaud, Lesley Ugochukwu, Flavien Tait, Arnaud Kalimuendo, and Amine Gouiri are the players Rennes is most likely to use in a 4-4-2 formation.

We believe that Montpellier will need to exert a lot of effort to score against this Rennes team, who will probably score the decisive goal that ends the game.

 What are the top odds for the game?

In terms of the bookies’ odds on the win-draw-win market, putting your money on Montpellier is available for 3.17, backing the game finishing all-square is 3.44 and betting on the winning team to be Rennes will get you 2.3. Those are the best of the bets that can be secured at the current time.

Montpellier vs Rennes – Head -to- Head

Montpellier vs Rennes

Our Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals

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