BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW
On Sunday afternoon, Lyon host Rennes at the Groupama Stadium, in a clash that could be pivotal in the race for the European spots in Ligue One. .
The home team’s recent inconsistent league form has hindered their chances of a top-four finish and a place in Europe for next season. OL have won two, lost two and drawn one of their last five games in the French top-flight. Last time out, Peter Bosz’s team recorded a 4-1 win at Lorient.
The home team are currently seventh-place in the table, but trail fourth-place opponents Rennes by four points. A win in this clash would put OL back in the race for a top-four spot.
The game was a rare high-scoring one for Lyon, as eight of their last 11 matches in Ligue One have produced under 2.5 goals.
Lyon have been relatively strong on home soil of late in the French top-flight, as they were five home league matches unbeaten until a 1-0 defeat by reigning champions Lille in their last home outing.
The visitors may be in the last European qualification spot in Ligue One, but they are also just two points adrift of second place in the table and the second automatic qualification spot for the Champions League for next season.
The Red and Blacks head into this game on the back of four wins in their last five league matches. Last time out in the French top-flight they recorded a 2-0 win over Angers.
One negative of late for Rennes has been their recent away record, as a 4-2 win at Montpellier in their last away game in the league ended a run of four straight away defeats in the French top-flight.
Lyon vs Rennes Team News
Lyon are expected to be without highly-rated youngster Rayan Cherki. Rennes could be without Romain Salin, Kamaldeen Sulemana, Jeremy Gelin and Loic Bade through various injury problems.
Lyon vs Rennes Match Prediction
Rennes have won three of the last five meetings with Lyon. We are backing the visitors to record another victory, which could be vital in their pursuit of Champions League football for next season.
PREDICTION – AWAY WIN
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