Rennes – Clermont Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips – 22.09.2021

⚽ Rennes – Clermont Predictions

Rennes – Clermont Tips and Odds. September 22, 18:00 FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 7.

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  • Despite spending over €80million in the summer transfer window, Rennes’ start to 2021/22 has been underwhelming as they’ve won just one of their opening six Ligue 1 (L1) matches (D2, L3), and have even lost 2-0 in the previous three. In any case, with all six of their L1 fixtures witnessing under 2.5 goals, scoring first here will be vital if they’re to turnaround that poor early form.
  • A lack of quality in the final third could be the reason that poor start continues, as the hosts have scored just three goals after six L1 matchdays – their worst tally at this stage in over 30 years! In fact Rennes have failed to score in two of their previous three home league matches vs promoted sides, so the signs aren’t promising for Bruno Génésio’s men, who also have to juggle European duties.
  • In contrast, visiting Clermont Foot have enjoyed a great start to L1 life, sitting sixth in the early standings after suffering only one loss (W2, D3, L1) – and that came vs a star-studded PSG side. The newcomers have already shown something of a never-give-up attitude, scoring the majority (60%) of their goals this L1 campaign after the hour mark.
  • ‘Les Lanciers’ have also been hard to beat on the road, grabbing a result in four of their previous six league road trips (W3, D1, L2), including an impressive 3-3 draw vs Lyon. They’ve been patient in their approach too, scoring four of their five away strikes in L1 after the 75th minute, more than any other side this L1 campaign.
  • Players to watch: Rennes’ Serhou Guirassy has scored headers in the 84th minute in the two competitive matches that he’s found the net this campaign. In-form Elbasan Rashani has scored four goals in his last four L1 games for Clermont, all coming after half-time.
  • Hot stat: Clermont’s six L1 matches have all witnessed under 4.5 yellow cards.
FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 7
Rennes – Clermont
Kick-off: September 22, 18:00
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.32@Bwin

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