St Etienne – Rennes : Preview & Prediction
Nothing is going well for AS Saint-Etienne who just lost this Sunday evening during the derby on the lawn of Lyon (2-0). The Forézien club connects at the same time a 6th match without victory in Ligue 1 and took only one point against Reims (1-1) on 18 distributed in the league. Claude Puel’s training is at its worst since maintenance is not on and the infirmary is full. The technician from Tarn also made strong choices by dismissing Stéphane Ruffier disappointing lately. Winner of Monaco (1-0) and Epinal (2-1) in previous rounds in this Coupe de France, ASSE is rubbing shoulders with the best currently. Stade Rennais defends its place on the podium and a 3rd place also coveted by Lille. The Bretons have just beaten Nîmes (2-1) and Toulouse (2-0) at the Stadium this weekend and will seek to achieve the pass of 3 in Forez. The formation of Julien Stephan, holder of the trophy, is on 10 successes in a row in this Coupe de France with last victories in Angers (5-4 ap) and Belfort (3-0).
Rennes is 3rd in Ligue 1.
St Etienne is 16th in the championship.
Stade Rennais has lost only 2 games in its last 11 outings.
The Greens have only one success in their last 7 games played.
Rennes has been unbeaten since February 2016 against ASSE: 3 successes and 4 draws.
Undefeated for 4 years against Saint-Etienne, Stade Rennais will not miss the opportunity to play a second final in a row in this French Cup and will seek to keep its trophy.
St Etienne – Rennes : Betting Tips
Rennes – Win Odds: 2.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70