MATCH PREVIEW: Montpellier 2-2 Rennes (FRANCE: Ligue 1) ::: – ::: FREE SOCCER TIP

25 November, 15:00
FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 14
Montpellier 2-2 Rennes

TIPS: Over 1.5 Goals | Odds: 1.56 | Result: 2:2 WIN!!!


While their 11-game unbeaten Ligue 1 (L1) run came to a close away to Angers in their last game, third-placed Montpellier (W7, D4, L2) are still just a point off second-placed Lille. Considering that ‘La Paillade’ (MON) are amid a six-game unbeaten run at home in L1 (W4, D2), they might well fancy their chances in this game.
Not only has manager Michel Der Zakarian masterminded a four-game win-to-nil run in L1 at the Stade de la Mosson (W4, D2, L1), but Montpellier’s home form has shown upward improvement following their opening day 2-1 defeat to Dijon.
In opposition, mid-table Rennes are way off the mark in 12th place, but have shown an upturn of form themselves. Turning a four-game winless away run on its head (D1, L3), Rennes are undefeated on the road in three league awaydays (W2, D1).
Since 1998 (in all competitions) Rennes have lost seven H2H fixtures here, winning three and drawing five. Yet in their last five visits to Montpellier they’ve lost just once (W1, D3, L1).
Overall, Rennes have 12 H2H wins to Montpellier’s 11 – but with a 1-1 draw in their last managerial H2H, can Rennes manager Michel Der Zakarian level Montpellier’s overall record?
Players to watch: Gaetan Laborde has six goals from 12 appearances and Montpellier have won every game in which he has scored. In opposition, Ismaila Sarr has four goals so far, with two coming away from home.
Stat attack: Seven of the last eight H2Hs have seen just one side score (in all competitions).
Twelve of Montpellier’s last twenty home games have seen both teams scoring.
Six of Rennes seven away games have seen over 2.5 goals – additionally, both teams have scored in all of Rennes L1 away games.
Since September, eight red cards in total have been dealt in games involving these two teams.

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