Nice and Rennes face at Allianz Riviera, in a match for the 21st round of League 1. Nice won out by (1-2) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 01‑09-2019 . In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 3 wins and 2 draws in the last 5 games. In fact, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was on 14‑20-2018, in a match for League 1 that ended Nice’s victory by (2‑1). The goals of the match were scored by A. Saint-Maximin (77 ‘) and P. Lees Melou (89’), for Nice, and M. Sarr (58 ‘Autogolo), for Rennes. Despite being a match between 11th and 3rd of the table, it is actually a confrontation between the 6th ranked in home games and the 4th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 11th position, with 28 points won, after 8 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, he won at home against Toulouse by (3-0). In the last game, they tied out against Angers by (1‑1). This is a stronger team in his stadium, where he conquered 20 points, against only 8 in his away matches. In the last match he played, for the Coupe de France, he won the Red Star at home by (2‑1). In his last 10 home games for the championship Nice won 6, drew 2 and lost 2, so he won 20 points in 30 possible.
For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 5 games in his stadium. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 games, so he has not presented great defensive strength, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of their last 10 matches have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 20 games in the competition, he suffered the first goal 11 times and only got 3 comebacks.
Nice comes motivated to this match, after a 2-1 victory at home, against the Red Star, for the French Cup: Danilo Barbosa and Ganago scored the winning goals. The home team generally plays in a 4-3-3, favoring a slower playing style, the three most advanced pieces being Boudaoui, Dolberg and Ganago. One of the main shortcomings of the house equipment is the air game, since they tend to show great weaknesses in this particular. The coach should not be able to count on Burner, Durmisi, Lusamba, Lloris, Pelmard and Atal because they are injured.
After 11 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses, the away team is currently in 3rd position, with 36 points won. In their last match, they won Nîmes out by (0-1), after in the previous match they lost at home, in a match against Olympique Marseille, by (0-1). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, usually conquer as many points at home as outside, with 10 goals scored and 7 suffered as a visitor, against 15 goals scored and 11 suffered at home. In the last match he played, for the Coupe de France, he won Consolat Marseille out by (0-2). In his last 10 games as a visitor to the championship, Rennes records 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, so he won 17 points in 30 possible. In their home matches there are some frequent results: at rest 0‑0 (5 in 10 matches) and 0-1 (4 in 10 matches) and at the end of the match 0-1 (4 in 10 matches). His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 8 of their last 10 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 20 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 8 times, but he got the comeback in 3. In the last 10 home games for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: he suffered 3 of his 7 goals between the minutes (76’‑ 90 ‘).
Rennes enters this motivated match, after a 0-2 win, away from home, visiting Marseille’s Athlético stadium: Traoré and Raphinha scored the victory goals. The visiting team may play in a 4-4-2 and must adopt a more defensive stance, to try as much as possible not to suffer a goal caused by tactical errors. Therefore, a draw in this match cannot be considered a bad result. Coach Julien Stéphan should not be able to count on Grenier, Johansson, Guçlu and Martin, because they are injured.