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Lille vs Rennes Prediction

Lille

August 22

20:00

1 : 1
Rennes

Lille

Rennes

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After successive 2-1 friendly defeats by AZ Alkmaar and Stade Brestois 29, Lille will hope to start the new Ligue 1 campaign with a victory on Saturday. Standing in their way is a difficult challenge against Stade Rennais, who were a point above them with ten matches left before the season was cancelled in April.

Will Christophe Galtier's men prevail here? Or can Rennes win their third H2H meeting against this weekend's hosts since the start of 2019? Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Lille vs Rennes Betting Tips

Before the season's shutdown, Lille had won six of their last seven Ligue 1 matches. It's perhaps why Galtier and his players would have felt frustrated at the government's widely criticised decision to end the campaign outright.

Victor Osimhen, their top goalscorer, has departed in a £63m move to Napoli. Brazilian centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes is also set to join one of Europe's elite, so immediately they're two key players short here. Jonathan David, who joined them for £24.3m from Gent earlier this month, scored in their most recent 2-1 defeat last Sunday.

The 20-year-old Canada international, highly-rated after an excellent season in Belgium's top-flight, could play an influential role this weekend. It'll be interesting to see how the likes of Benjamin Bourigeaud and Steven N'Zonzi (on-loan from Roma) protect the Rennes backline on this occasion.

M'Baye Niang will be eager to kick off the new campaign with an efficient display in the final third. However, fellow striker Adrien Hunou and highly-rated teenage midfielder Eduardo Camavinga haven't featured in friendlies since mid-July.

Lille vs Rennes Correct Score Predictions

It appears neither side will be at full strength for the curtain-raiser, but this encounter should still create intrigue. Lille appear favourites with the home advantage in tow, as a limited number of spectators will be in attendance.

Armed with the likes of Jonathan Ikone and Jonathan Bamba on opposite wings, they also possess more creativity than Rennes. Whether that translates on the pitch this weekend remains to be seen. I'm predicting BTTS.

Last matches

Lille

25-09-2020

2 - 0 Nantes

W
20-09-2020

1 - 1 Olympique Marseille

D
13-09-2020

1 - 0 Metz

W
30-08-2020

0 - 1 Reims

L
22-08-2020

1 - 1 Rennes

D
16-08-2020

1 - 2 Brest

L
08-08-2020

2 - 1 AZ Alkmaar

L
01-08-2020

2 - 0 Anderlecht

W
31-07-2020

0 - 1 Kortrijk

L
25-07-2020

2 - 0 Club Brugge

L

Rennes

W

- Saint-Étienne

26-09-2020
W

- Monaco

19-09-2020
W

- Nîmes

13-09-2020
W

- Montpellier

29-08-2020
D

- Lille

22-08-2020
L

- Nice

15-08-2020
L

- Nice

15-08-2020
W

- Saint-Étienne

12-08-2020
W

- Saint-Étienne

12-08-2020
W

- Brest

08-08-2020
Lille vs Rennes Head-to-Head (H2H)
22-08-2020

Lille

1
1

Rennes

04-02-2020

Lille

1
0

Rennes

22-09-2019

Rennes

1
1

Lille

24-05-2019

Rennes

3
1

Lille

06-02-2019

Rennes

2
1

Lille

11-08-2018

Lille

3
1

Rennes

17-01-2018

Lille

1
2

Rennes

21-10-2017

Rennes

1
0

Lille

29-07-2017

Lille

4
2

Rennes

15-04-2017

Rennes

2
0

Lille

Lille
vs
Rennes
Predicted Lineup
Lille vs Rennes Predicted Lineup

Maignan

Celik

Fonte

Botman

Bradaric

Andre

Sanches

David

Ikone

Yilmaz

Bamba 

Salin

Maoussa

Da Silva

Aguerd

Boey

Martin

Bourigeaud

N'Zonzi

Terrier

Niang

Raphinha

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

2-0 vs Nantes (H)

W

1-1 vs Olympique Marseille (A)

D

1-0 vs Metz (H)

W

1-0 vs Reims (A)

W

1-1 vs Rennes (H)

D

1-2 vs Brest (H)

L

1-2 vs AZ Alkmaar (A)

L

2-0 vs Anderlecht (H)

W

1-0 vs Kortrijk (A)

W

0-2 vs Club Brugge (A)

L
W

3-0 vs Saint-Étienne (A)

W

2-1 vs Monaco (H)

W

4-2 vs Nîmes (A)

W

2-1 vs Montpellier (H)

D

1-1 vs Lille (A)

L

2-3 vs Nice (A)

L

2-3 vs Nice (A)

W

3-0 vs Saint-Étienne (H)

W

3-0 vs Saint-Étienne (H)

W

2-1 vs Brest (H)

11

Goals Scored

24

2

Over 2.5 Goals

9

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

2-0 vs Nantes (H)

W

1-0 vs Metz (H)

W

1-1 vs Rennes (H)

D

1-2 vs Brest (H)

L

2-0 vs Anderlecht (H)

W
W

2-1 vs Monaco (H)

W

2-1 vs Montpellier (H)

W

3-0 vs Saint-Étienne (H)

W

3-0 vs Saint-Étienne (H)

W

2-1 vs Brest (H)

7

Goals Scored

12

1

Over 2.5 Goals

5

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

1-1 vs Olympique Marseille (A)

D

1-0 vs Reims (A)

W

1-2 vs AZ Alkmaar (A)

L

1-0 vs Kortrijk (A)

W

0-2 vs Club Brugge (A)

L
W

3-0 vs Saint-Étienne (A)

W

4-2 vs Nîmes (A)

D

1-1 vs Lille (A)

L

2-3 vs Nice (A)

L

2-3 vs Nice (A)

4

Goals Scored

12

1

Over 2.5 Goals

4

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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