Rennes vs St Etienne – Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips – 01.12.2019

Rennes’ 2-1 loss away to Dijon, in their last Ligue 1 (L1) outing, bore some significance, with that result making it four straight league games featuring over 2.5 goals (W2, L2). Here, the hosts will be hoping to put an end to a dreadful run of nine consecutive league fixtures at Roazhon Park without a single cleansheet.
Encouragingly though, Julien Stéphan’s men possess the L1 home table’s fifth-best offensive record, after averaging 1.67 goals per-home fixture to date. If they win, it will likely be a high-scoring game, as the hosts scored three goals precisely in five of their last six L1 home victories.
Visitors St Etienne travel here after a goalless draw at home versus Gent in the Europa League midweek, making it 11 straight competitive fixtures without a loss (W5, D6). Significantly, ‘Les Verts’ will now push for four top-flight away wins in a row for the first time since 1979!
This game could be a tight clash if the visitors are to win, given that each of St Etienne’s six league victories this campaign have been settled by a one-goal margin. Curiously though, the visitors are one of just three L1 sides yet to register a draw on the road this season.
Players to watch: Raphinha has netted Rennes’ last two L1 goals, with both coming after the break. Meanwhile, Denis Bouanga (STE) has netted five L1 goals so far, but he is yet to score inside the opening 30 minutes of a league match.
Stat attack: Rennes are the only L1 side yet to trail at half-time this campaign (HT record: W5, D8).
Just two of St Etienne’s seven away games this L1 campaign have been goalless at half-time.
Each of the previous six league H2Hs held here have featured under 1.5 first-half goals.

FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 15
Rennes vs St Etienne
Kick-off: December 1, 17:00
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: [email protected]BWIN