Lille and Rennes meet at Stade Pierre-Mauroy, in a match for the 21st round of League 1. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 21-10-2017, Rennes won at home by (1 -0). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 3 wins and 3 draws in the last 6 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 07-27-2017, in a match for the Friendlies which ended with Lille’s victory by (4-2). Despite being a match between 14th and 10th of the table, it is actually a match between the 18th classified in home matches and the 7th as a visitor.
After 6 wins, 4 draws and 10 losses, the home team is currently in the 14 th position of the league, with 22 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Caen by (0-1), after in the previous match they have tied (1-1) at home, against Nice. This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it conquered similar results at home and abroad. In the last 9 home league matches Lille has a record of 3 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 12 points out of 27 possible. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 20 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 13 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 12 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 7 of their 13 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘).
Lille reach this game with a victory in the field of Caen, by 0-1, returning to the triumphs for the championship after three games without winning. However, the season of the premises has not been the most positive, since it occupies the bottom of the qualifying table. In this home game, coach Christophe Galtier must maintain his usual tactical system, that is, 4-3-3, Ponce being the most offensive reference of the team. Nicolas Pepe is the great highlight of the premises, with 4 goals and 1 assistance. To point out that in the home games Lille usually suffer some goals: suffered on average 1.22 goals per game. For this game the coach can not count on Koné, Kouamé and Malcuit, all due to injury.
The away team is currently in the 10 th position of the league, with 25 points won, after 7 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against AS Monaco, by (2-1). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Olympique Marseille, by (0-3). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it conquered similar results at home and abroad. In the last 10 away league matches Rennes has a record of 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 12 points out of 30 possible. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (4 out of 10 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 20 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 11 times and only managed 1 comeback.
A bit like his opponent, the Rennes is going through difficulties in this French championship and currently has three consecutive losses, being the last at home against Marseille. Despite having been eliminated from the French Cup, Rennes managed to advance in the League Cup, beating Toulouse 4-2. In this away game, coach Sabri Lamouchi must keep the team in 4-2-3-1, benefiting the defensive organization and passing in depth for the attack, especially towards Mubele. However, the attacking midfielder Wahbi Khazri is the best score of the team, with 6 goals scored. Everything indicates that the coach has all the players available.
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