Nice vs Rennes
Last season Rennes ended in 5th place and their ambitions and abilities are to replicate or even improve that success. Their style didn't change from last season, they are quick and they attack very well. Rennes lost only 2 of their last 10 away matches and is even more impressive is that it's almost a year since they failed to score on the road. On their last 11 away matches on 7 of them they scored 2 or more goals. Their impressive attacking display in continuing in this season. On the last away match against Marseille they were 2:0 ahead at half time but with mistakes at the back they allowed the favoured home team to come back and snatch a point. In their last outing before international break they won 2:0 against Bordeaux but could score at least a couple more goals. Nice didn't start well but Vieira's man shocked Lyon with a 1 to nil win. It is obvious that Vieira is trying to improve their defending and with a little bit of luck they managed to keep a clean sheet. Today they are facing Rennes which will prove to be a very difficult test for home defence. Sarr has improved a lot lately and he will find himself in scoring opportunities with his amazing pace and ball control. I would back Rennes to win but their mistakes at the back can be fatal. I expect Rennes to score and concede so a BTTS is in my eyes the most secure bet but I believe that Nice's defensive liability will allow them to score more than once. Over 2.5 has an amazing value for me and Rennes over 1.5 goals is my pick because I am impressed by their efficiency in the final third.
Nice vs Rennes prediction
|Rennes over 1.5 goals||Bet365||3.25||8||2-1 LOST (-8 units)|