Rennes – St Etienne : Preview & Prediction
AS St Etienne continued their unbeaten run on Thursday night with another draw against Gantoise (0-0), which eliminated the Greens for the rest of their Europa League run. This is the 11th unbeaten match for the Forézien club which remains on 2 wins against Monaco (1-0) and Nantes (3-2) and 1 draw against Montpellier (0-0) in the last 3 days of the League 1. The formation of Claude Puel is unlucky because the infirmary is full with no less than 10 absences on his last matches (Hamouma, Khazri, Saliba, Cabaye, Debuchy, Gabriel Silva and Beric). Despite this, the people of Saint-Etienne still do not lose! Stade Rennais, 11th in Ligue 1, will want to take the 3 points against ASSE, 5th. But the Breton club is showing its limits as the team of Julien Stephan, threatened, has lost 3 of his last 4 matches to Cluj (1-0) and Glasgow (3-1) in the Europa League and Dijon (2- 1) on the last day of the championship. With only 2 successes in his last 15 games, Rennes, eliminated on the European stage, no longer advance in the league.
Rennes has suffered 3 defeats in its last 4 outings.
Stade Rennais remains on 2 losses in Dijon and on the grass of Celtic Glasgow.
The last defeat of the Greens dates back to September 25th.
ASSE is on a current series of 11 games without defeat (5 wins and 6 draws).
There were 4 draws in their last 5 direct confrontations.
Despite many absences, the ASSE should obtain a positive result in Brittany against a Rennes team in doubt.
Rennes – St Etienne : Betting Tips
Rennes – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70