Rennes vs Nice Prediction & Match Preview

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Rennes vs Nice is shaping up to be the key fixture of Ligue 1 action this weekend. Both clubs are in fine form, however the away side lost 2-1 to Marseille in the mid-week fixture. Furthermore, Nice will not have much time to rest as only three days separate the two contests. They will now look to bounce back from the loss at the Allianz Riviera on Wednesday, when they face the leading team in the Ligue 1 standings. Rennes vs Nice is sure to be a fantastic matchup at the Roazhon Park.

Rennes vs Nice Prediction & Match Preview

Sunday, September 1 – 9:00 EST – Roazhon Park

Rennes have exceeded all expectations this season. They sit atop the Ligue 1 standings going into Matchday 4. The quality of the clubs they defeated is what stands out in their first three wins. They dispatched a Montpellier team on the road who just beat a fantastic Lyon team. Furthermore, they triumphed over powerhouse PSG 2-1 in the first big upset of the Ligue 1 season. 4 victories in 4 games would be a dream start for the club and they will aim to do so on Sunday. The man turning heads in this Rennes squad is young superstar Eduardo Camavinga. After his world class performance against PSG, scouts from around the world raved about the young frenchman’s skill. Last year’s French Cup winners are proving they are the real deal and by no means should teams underestimate them.

Nice found a road block when they faced Marseille on Wednesday. They were not capable of holding the result, after Nice equalized the score with a penalty shot goal from Wylan Cyprien in the second half. Dimitri Payet quickly replicated with a goal from the spot in the 73rd minute to gift Marseille their first win of the season. However, in their two victories, Nice captain Dante has stood out as a man worthy of praise. He still has what it takes to play at the top level and his leadership is invaluable to this Nice squad. We are expecting a tight matchup when the two teams meet on Sunday. History suggests that these two teams don’t score much when facing each other, and therefore we are expecting a low goal scoring affair.