St Etienne – Rennes : Preview & Prediction
Saint-Étienne, 17th and catastrophic last year, seems transformed. The Puel effect is finally starting to be felt and Sainté is leader of Ligue 1 after 4 days, with 3 wins and 1 draw in Nantes, after leading 0-2. Saint-Étienne seems to be back to its previous level and should fight for Europe this season.
Rennes has been a serious candidate for European places for a few years. After playing in the Europa League last year, Stade Rennais finished third last year and will therefore play in the Champions League this season. The club has launched its new exercise perfectly and is second, just behind its opponent of the day and has the same record.
Saint-Étienne finished 17th (out of 20) at home in Ligue 1 last year with 4 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses.
Sainté has scored 15 goals and conceded 18 in 14 home league games last year. Which made it the 4th worst attack as well as the 5th worst defense!
Stade Rennais finished third in Ligue 1 away from home last year with 6 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses.
Rennes scored 13 goals and conceded 10 in 14 away league games last year. Which made it the best defense!
Saint-Étienne’s statistics last year are not flattering and they are not the same team at all. The club has regained much more solidity and will show it against a big chunk. An open match between two playing teams. Both teams score! (For the more players, the odds “both teams score and more than 2.5 goals” at 2.21 at Betclic is very interesting)
St Etienne – Rennes : Betting Tips
St Etienne – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70