Angers – Rennes : Preview & Prediction
Angers and Rennes join forces at Stade Jean Bouin in a match for the 15th matchday of Ligue 1. The record of recent direct matches favors the away team, who in the last 7 games won 4 and drew 3. The previous direct confrontation between these two teams , on 08-02-2017, ended with a draw for (0-0). It is necessary to analyze with special attention the home / outside condition, as the Angers presents different results at home and abroad.
After 2 wins, 8 draws and 4 losses, the home team is in 17th place, having won 14 points. In the last game, he lost with Troyes away for (3-0), after in the previous game tied (1-1) away in a game against Guingamp. This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. For the championship, the Angers won 3 points in 18 chances, after 3 draws and 3 losses in the last 6 games that played in his stadium.
For this competition, you have not won in your stadium for 6 games. The team conceded goals to their opponents in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In 14 games played in this competition, he has never been able to give back the marker in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Angers continues to have a very difficult time in the French Championship, having already been unbeaten five days ago, a period in which they suffered three defeats and did not score goals in any of them. In their last game, the team had more possession, however failed to create good chances of goal, and left much to be desired in defensive terms, being thrashed 3-0. As we can see in this last round, the team has a very fragile defensive sector, which is among the six goals scored in the competition so far. Playing in their stadium, the Angers team is one of two that still can not win, having the second worst campaign in this condition. It is likely that the 4-1-4-1 is the tactical scheme used in this meeting, with Ekambi in the midfield standout.
After 5 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses, the visiting team is in 9th place, having won 18 points. In the last game, they beat Nantes at home (2-1), after losing in the previous game in a game against Strasbourg, (2-1). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it has 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In the last 7 away games, Rennes have won 2, 2 draws and 3 defeats, so they have won 8 points out of 21. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point as he has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 14 games in this event, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never managed to come back to the result.
Rennes had many negative results until the ninth round of the French Championship, but is now recovering, having won four victories in the last five games. The last of those victories came at home against Nantes in a very busy game, with good opportunities for both teams, with the home team scoring the winner in the final minutes of the match. Despite not being among the best, his attack improved a lot in the last days, and managed to score goals in all those days. In the away games, the team is performing well, having won 38% of the points played so far. The coach has stirred much in the tactical scheme of the team, and should keep André as a reference in the midfield.
Angers – Rennes : Betting Tips
Angers – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70