Rennes vs Metz
French Ligue 1 – 2016/17
Date: Sunday, 30th October 2016,
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK.
Venue: Roazhon Park, Rennes.
Stade Rennes sits at 6th position in the French Ligue 1 table with 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 defeats from their 10 matches so far. Their good start to the campaign is on the backyard of a strong results at home as they managed 4 wins and a draw from 5 matches at the Roazhon Park so far this season. They were win-less in the first 4 away matches, picking just 1 point on the way. However, they have earned their first away win on the season after defeating Nantes 2-1 last weekend.
Metz on the other hand are about to squander a good start to their campaign. They took 4 wins and a draw from their first 7 matches and were 6th in the standings. However a 7-0 heavy defeat at home against Monaco ignited an epic slump. They lost in the two subsequent fixture after that and fell below the top half of the table to 12th. The hard work at the start of the season is still useful as there is only a 4 point gap from the European qualification spot.
Rennes vs Metz: Head-to-Head Stats
Metz have a poor head-to-head record against Rennes in recent seasons. They haven’t won in a league match against Rennes in the last 10 meetings since calendar year 2002.
Rennes are also on a 4 match winning run at home against Metz and are unbeaten in the last 6.
Rennes vs Metz: Prediction
Metz are a team on low morale and confidence at the moment and seems powerless to stop the epic slip. They must find a win from somewhere to put their season back on track. They also struggled in the mid-week’s Cup match against a lower division side Paris FC and needed penalties to get through. Rennes are a well-organized and disciplined side at home. And with such a good head-to-head record against Metz, they can be backed with confidence to pick all three points.
Rennes vs Metz: Betting Tips
Rennes to beat Metz at 5/8 (1.62).