Can Rennes beat Monaco in Roazhon Park clash?

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Competition: France Ligue 1
Competition: Sat 19.September
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Roazhon Park (29778 seats)

The Ligue 1 season is still fresh and sports bettors should be cautious. This meeting between Rennes and Monaco promises to be an interesting one.

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

It's quite the trip for Monaco when visiting Rennes as the cities are 1200 kilometers apart.

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Rennes form and stats

The hosts won their first Ligue 1 game here at Roazhon Park, lifting spirits. Home statistics for Rennes last season were 9 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses from 14 games.

It's back home for Rennes, who return with a good feeling about themselves after beating Nimes away with the result 4-2. Nayef Aguerd, Sehrou Guirassy (2) and Benjamin Bourigeaud found the net in that victory. Ahead of that match, Rennes won a home game hosting Montpellier (2-1).

As you can tell by the result above, the goals flowed freely in the previous game and the stadium rocked. Could there be another goal fest today? Romain Salin loved the game against Nimes. With a stunning seven saves the goalkeeper played a huge part in the 4-2 victory.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Rennes have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found nine matches with the results: Won four, drawn three and lost two.

At Roazhon Park, Rennes has the goal stats of 2-1 (for/against) from 1 league fixture.

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Monaco form and stats

Only one away game in the Ligue 1 so far for Monaco and it resulted in three points. Last season the statistics for their away games were 3 victories, 5 draws and 6 losses from 14 travels.

Impressive finishing from Sofiane Diop and Willem Geubbels secured the home win 2-1 against Nantes in their previous game. Prior to that result Monaco won their away game at Metz. The scoreline was 1-0.

Willem Geubbels came off the bench to score the winning goal in the match against Nantes last time out, making the manager N. Kovač feel like a tactical genius.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Monaco playing away and similar expectations, we found seven relevant matches. Results were one Monaco win, four draws and two defeats.

Monaco have the goal stats of 1-0 (for/against) from 1 business trip in the league at this early stage of the season.

Head 2 Head

Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: one - four - five (Rennes wins - draws - Monaco wins). As for goals, seven matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), three had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

RennesS. Guirassy
S. Guirassy
2 goals
MonacoB. Badiashile Mukinayi
B. Badiashile Mukinayi
2 goals
RennesD. Da Silva
D. Da Silva
1 goals

Rennes missing players

Monaco missing players

Rennes Monaco
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
3 1 0 Played P 0 1 3
2 1 0 Won W 0 1 2
1 0 0 Drew D 0 0 1
0 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
7 2 0 Scored S 0 1 5
4 1 0 Conceded C 0 0 3
100% 100% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 100%
100% 100% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 0% 67%
67% 100% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 67%
33% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 33%
33% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
100% 100% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 67%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 100% 33%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
2.7 2 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 1 6
4.3 1 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 10 5
3.3 3 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 5 3
2 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
37 13 0 Total Shots T S 0 3 46
13 5 0 Shots on Target S O 0 2 13
54% 40% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 50% 38%
Rennes Last season Monaco
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
28 14   Played P   14 28
15 9   Won W   3 11
5 2   Drew D   5 7
8 3   Lost L   6 10
38 25   Scored S   15 44
24 14   Conceded C   22 44
93% 93%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   86% 93%
57% 71%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   71% 75%
39% 64%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   64% 68%
18% 29%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   29% 43%
14% 21%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   7% 21%
46% 64%   BTTS BTTS   64% 64%
36% 21%   Clean Sheets C S   21% 25%
25% 21%   Failed to Score F T   29% 18%
 
4.4 5.1   Corners for (avg) C F   5 4.7
4.9 4.2   Corners against (avg) C A   5 4.9
1.8 1.8   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.5 2.2
1 0   Red cards R C   7 10
 
343 197   Total Shots T S   178 387
114 69   Shots on Target S O   64 139
33% 36%   Goal Efficiency G E   23% 32%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Rennes 3 2 1 0 7 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 1 0 5 3 3 7
2 Monaco 3 2 1 0 5 3 2 1 1 0 4 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 7
3 Lille 3 2 1 0 3 1 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 7
4 Saint-Etienne 2 2 0 0 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 6
5 Olympique Marseille 2 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 2 2 6
6 Lens 3 2 0 1 5 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 4 4 1 6
7 Nice 3 2 0 1 5 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 1 3 3 1 6
8 Angers SCO 3 2 0 1 2 2 2 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 6
9 Bordeaux 3 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 5
10 Olympique Lyonnais 2 1 1 0 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 4
11 Nantes 3 1 1 1 3 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 4
12 Nimes 3 1 0 2 7 6 2 1 0 1 6 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 3
13 Montpellier 2 1 0 1 4 3 1 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 3
14 Lorient 3 1 0 2 5 6 2 1 0 1 5 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 -1 3
15 Brest 3 1 0 2 4 7 1 0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0 1 2 4 -3 3
16 Reims 3 0 1 2 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 2 3 -2 1
17 Metz 2 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 -2 0
18 PSG 2 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 -2 0
19 Dijon 3 0 0 3 1 7 2 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 -6 0
20 Strasbourg 3 0 0 3 1 7 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 2 1 5 -6 0
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 PSG 27 22 2 3 75 24 14 12 1 1 44 11 13 10 1 2 31 13 51 68
2 Olympique Marseille 28 16 8 4 41 29 14 8 4 2 21 14 14 8 4 2 20 15 12 56
3 Rennes 28 15 5 8 38 24 14 9 2 3 25 14 14 6 3 5 13 10 14 50
4 Lille 28 15 4 9 35 27 15 11 2 2 24 9 13 4 2 7 11 18 8 49
5 Reims 28 10 11 7 26 21 14 5 7 2 12 7 14 5 4 5 14 14 5 41
6 Nice 28 11 8 9 41 38 15 8 4 3 28 20 13 3 4 6 13 18 3 41
7 Olympique Lyonnais 28 11 7 10 42 27 13 5 4 4 17 7 15 6 3 6 25 20 15 40
8 Montpellier 28 11 7 10 35 34 14 10 2 2 26 10 14 1 5 8 9 24 1 40
9 Monaco 28 11 7 10 44 44 14 8 2 4 29 22 14 3 5 6 15 22 0 40
10 Angers SCO 28 11 6 11 28 33 15 8 3 4 20 13 13 3 3 7 8 20 -5 39
11 Strasbourg 27 11 5 11 32 32 13 7 3 3 22 14 14 4 2 8 10 18 0 38
12 Bordeaux 28 9 10 9 40 34 13 4 5 4 19 12 15 5 5 5 21 22 6 37
13 Nantes 28 11 4 13 28 31 14 6 2 6 11 11 14 5 2 7 17 20 -3 37
14 Brest 28 8 10 10 34 37 14 6 6 2 21 11 14 2 4 8 13 26 -3 34
15 Metz 28 8 10 10 27 35 14 5 4 5 18 17 14 3 6 5 9 18 -8 34
16 Dijon 28 7 9 12 27 37 14 6 6 2 20 15 14 1 3 10 7 22 -10 30
17 Saint-Etienne 28 8 6 14 29 45 14 4 6 4 15 18 14 4 0 10 14 27 -16 30
18 Nimes 28 7 6 15 29 44 14 6 2 6 17 15 14 1 4 9 12 29 -15 27
19 Amiens SC 28 4 11 13 31 50 14 3 5 6 17 23 14 1 6 7 14 27 -19 23
20 Toulouse 28 3 4 21 22 58 13 3 0 10 11 24 15 0 4 11 11 34 -36 13

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Ligue 1 is the top league in the French football league system. Seasons run from August to May with 20 teams playing a total of 380 fixtures. The team topping the league table after the final game is the champion of France, receiving the trophy L’Hexagoal. Ligue 1 is one of the top five European leagues.