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Nimes vs Rennes - Goals expected in midweek Ligue 1 clash

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Last updated: 16 Sep 2019
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Nimes and Rennes are predicted to serve up BTTS in French Ligue 1 clash (Getty Images)

Nimes vs Rennes Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Goals are expected at both ends when Nimes host Rennes in a French Ligue 1 clash at the Stade des Costieres.
BTTS is predicted at 1.75 as both teams have shown similar weaknesses at the back. They are also expected to cancel each other out for a draw at odds of 3.30.

Nimes Olympique Form & Team News


Nimes are coming off a 2-0 victory at home against Caen in their previous Ligue 1 fixture. They were made to work hard as Denis Bouanga opened the scoring in the 85th minute before Jonathan Gradit's own goal deep into added time sealed the win.

Les Crocodiles have not been at their best lately, claiming just one win in their last five Ligue 1 matches. Bernard Blaquart’s men have fared better at home with two wins and as many draws in their last four matches and are priced at 2.70 to win on Tuesday.

Nimes often spread their goals across the team with the likes of Antonin Bobichon and Bouanga getting on the score sheet lately. They usually struggle at the back having conceded nine goals in their last five matches.

Antonin Bobichon
Nimes Antonin Bobichon is expected to be the key man for the hosts (Getty Images)

Stade Rennais FC Form & Team News


Rennes travel to Nimes off the back of a 3-3 draw away at Angers last time out in Ligue 1. Hatem Ben Arfa struck a brace while M'baye Niang was also on target.

The Red and Blacks have been on a similar run with Nimes with just one win in their last five matches. Julien Stephan's men are also unbeaten in four of their last five away matches and are valued at odds of 2.55 to end their poor run with a win on Tuesday.

Rennes have battled with defensive problems with 10 goals conceded in their last five matches. They mostly rely on their attacking talents, particularly Ismaila Sarr, Niang and Ben Arfa who provide their biggest goal threats.

Niang and Ben Arfa
Mbaye Niang and Haterm Ben Arfa are the pair to watch for Rennes (Getty Images)

Nimes vs Rennes Head-to-Head


The only previous meeting between Nimes and Rennes was the reverse fixture at the Roazhon Park. The Red and Blacks claimed a 4-0 victory with Benjamin Beaurigeaud getting one of the goals.

Nimes vs Rennes Match Up


Nimes have struggled defensively for much of the season and head Into Tuesday's clash with nine goals conceded in their last five matches. They are dangerous going forward though, with Bobichon and Bouanga impressing in recent matches.

Rennes have plenty of quality in attack with the duo of Niang and Ben Arfa combining for five goals in in their last five matches. They have also had defensive problems lately with 10 goals conceded in their last five matches.

Nimes vs Rennes Key Statistics 


  • Nimes have seen BTTS in 3 of their last 4 matches (all competitions).
  • Nimes are unbeaten in their last 5 home matches (Ligue 1).
  • Rennes have seen BTTS in 3 of their last 4 matches (all competitions).
  • Rennes are unbeaten in 4 of their last 5 away matches (all competitions).

Verdict 


Nimes and Rennes have had similar problems lately with both teams unable to keep things tight at the back. BTTS is the tip here at 1.75 with both teams also predicted to play out a draw at odds of 3.30.

Best Bet: BTTS Yes @ 1.75 at bet365 - 3 Units
Value Bet: Draw @ 3.30 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw @ 6.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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