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Win at Rennes could be vital in Lyon’s title challenge

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02 March 2021 | Ligue 1 | Preview
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Win at Rennes could be vital in Lyon’s title challenge

For the first time in a long time, there seems to be a title race in Ligue One. Big-spending PSG usually dominates the French top-flight and run away with the title eventually.

That may still happen this season, but at this stage of the campaign, three or even four teams will believe they can claim the French crown.

One of the teams with title hopes are Lyon, who on Wednesday evening host Rennes at the Groupama Stadium.

OL are currently third-place in the French top-flight, three points adrift of leaders Lille at the top of the table. A 1-1 draw at Marseille last time out means that Lyon have only won once in their last three league outings.

Rudi Garcia’s team have been slightly inconsistent in the French top-flight of late, winning two and losing two of their last four outings at the Groupama Stadium.

Their recent home games have certainly offered entertainment value, with over 2.5 goals scored in nine of Lyon’s ten home matches in Ligue One.

Rennes are ninth place in the French top-flight, one of the bunch of teams lagging behind the top-four teams in Ligue One. A victory in this clash would move the visitors up to fifth-place in the table, which is the last European berth available.

The visitors recent league form has hindered their chances of sealing a European spot this season in the French top-flight. Julien Stephan’s team has failed to win in six league matches, having also suffered three straight defeats.

Poor defensive displays have been the key to their recent poor league results, as they have conceded at least two goals in all three of their straight defeats.

Forebet predicts that Lyon will record a narrow victory in a high-scoring game to boost their title hopes in Ligue One.

Home team
Away team
Probability %
1X2
Forebet
Correct score
Avg. goals
Weather conditions
Odds
Score
Live
odds
Fr1
423623
1
2 - 1
2.52
12°
1.70
1.70 4.00 4.90 1 -1 -1
FT
1 - 0(0 - 0)
-
- - -
Ligue 1 Regular Season
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Lille OSC 69 32 20 9 3 53 19 34
2. Paris St. Germain 66 32 21 3 8 71 23 48
3. AS Monaco 65 32 20 5 7 67 38 29
4. Lyon 64 32 18 10 4 63 31 32
5. RC Lens 52 32 14 10 8 51 44 7
6. Olympique Marseille 49 32 13 10 9 43 39 4
7. Stade Rennais 48 32 13 9 10 40 35 5
8. Montpellier HSC 46 32 12 10 10 52 53 -1
9. OGC Nice 43 32 12 7 13 41 42 -1
10. FC Metz 42 32 11 9 12 36 38 -2
11. Angers SCO 41 32 11 8 13 34 47 -13
12. Stade Reims 40 32 9 13 10 38 38 0
13. AS Saint-Étienne 39 32 10 9 13 36 47 -11
14. Strasbourg 36 32 10 6 16 41 50 -9
15. Girondins Bordeaux 36 32 10 6 16 35 45 -10
16. Stade Brestois 36 32 10 6 16 44 55 -11
17. FC Lorient 32 32 8 8 16 38 58 -20
18. Nîmes Olympique 30 32 8 6 18 31 59 -28
19. FC Nantes 28 32 5 13 14 32 49 -17
20. Dijon FCO 15 32 2 9 21 20 56 -36

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