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Metz vs. Rennes Prediction, Betting Odds and Free Tips (20/03/2021)

Metz and Rennes will lock horns in French League One for the first time in nearly three months. While Rennes has only won one game in nine since 24th January 2021, will they pull another surprise and build on their surprise win last Sunday? We look at the possible odds in this detailed match preview.

Our top free predictions and betting tips for Metz vs. Rennes

Despite their poor run of form this season, Rennes has a good record against their weekend opponents. The bookies may be relying on H2H to give Rennes an edge over Metz in the Saturday duel. The home team currently sits 7th in the league table followed by their opponents, Rennes. In past encounters, they haven’t been much of a goal fest between the two teams. Here are our top free predictions for the Saturday match at Stade Saint Symphorien in Metz, France.

Correct Score: 1-1 @ 5/1

Total Goals: Under 2.5 @ 8/15

Match Result: Draw @ 21/10

Note: The above odds are subject to change before kick-off. Check with the bookmaker for the latest match odds.

Correct Score 1:1

It is surprising that the bookies have Rennes as their favourites, despite only winning their first match in nine league games last weekend. However, after a quick review of H2H between the two teams, one may be persuaded to place their stake on Rennes but we’re backing a draw. Defensively, Rennes have conceded more goals than Metz, and losing five games in a row before last Sunday is why we feel Metz will find the net. Moreover, despite a fairly good run, Metz has not kept a clean sheet in the last 8 league games, conceding a least a goal. Thus, we are backing Rennes to also find the net.

Total Goals: Under 2.5

The last ten encounters between the two teams have seen only one game end in more than two goals. We are, therefore, backing a low-scoring match. Both teams will be looking to defend their current league positions in what could turn out to be, a less than thrilling encounter.

Match Result: Draw

While both teams can still compete for top four, they look comfortable in their current league standing. The two teams will be looking forward to a rather cautious game, not wanting to concede many goals, and should cancel one another out, which is why a draw at fulltime looks good on the books. Rennes have only won one of their last 8 matches and Metz have failed to win any of their last three home games.

Metz vs. Rennes: Preview: Will Rennes build on the only win in Six League Games?

The big question going into the Saturday duel is will Rennes Build on their last win away from home?

Metz

Metz have won two of their last five league games, losing twice and drawing the last game 2-2 away from home at RC Lens. Their last opponents sit at position six with a one-point gap. Metz winning the Saturday match could see then displace Marseille at position five due to goal difference. The only hurdle to Metz is a bad record against Rennes, a team they have only beaten twice in the last 19 league games since 2001. Metz has scored in four out of the last five games.

Rennes

Before winning against Strasbourg last weekend, Rennes last won a match in January. A desire to keep their good record against Metz is something that should provide plenty of motivation for the visitors this weekend, Rennes has only lost one league game to Metz since 2002. Losing this match could mean the visitors fall back to 10th; something that could threaten their chances at Europa Conference League Qualification or even a top-four finish.

Metz vs. Rennes: Top Betting Odds and Stats

Bearing in mind the above stats, we have sampled the best odds for Metz vs. Rennes across top bookmakers. Take a look.

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March 20, 2021
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Metz vs Rennes

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20/03/21
FL1
Metz
Metz
1 - 3
Rennes
Rennes
23/12/20
FL1
Rennes
Rennes
1 - 0
Metz
Metz
04/12/19
FL1
Metz
Metz
0 - 1
Rennes
Rennes
14/04/18
FL1
Rennes
Rennes
1 - 2
Metz
Metz
09/12/17
FL1
Metz
Metz
1 - 1
Rennes
Rennes

Metz

Last 5

06/04/21
FC
Monaco
Monaco
5 - 4
Metz
Metz
03/04/21
FL1
Monaco
Monaco
4 - 0
Metz
Metz
14/03/21
FL1
Lens
Lens
2 - 2
Metz
Metz
06/03/21
FC
Valenciennes
Valenciennes
0 - 4
Metz
Metz
03/03/21
FL1
Metz
Metz
0 - 1
Angers
Angers

Rennes

Last 5

04/04/21
FL1
Reims
Reims
2 - 2
Rennes
Rennes
14/03/21
FL1
Rennes
Rennes
1 - 0
Strasbourg
Strasbourg
10/03/21
FL1
Marseille
Marseille
1 - 0
Rennes
Rennes
03/03/21
FL1
Lyon
Lyon
1 - 0
Rennes
Rennes
26/02/21
FL1
Rennes
Rennes
1 - 2
Nice
Nice

FAQs about Metz vs. Rennes

Metz vs Rennes tips

When will the match be played? The match will take place at Stade Saint Symphorien in Metz, France.

How many matched have ended in a draw for both teams this season? Metz has 9 draws in 29 league matches, while Rennes has 8 draws in 29 league games.

Which team has scored the most goals? Metz has scored 35 goals in League One this season, one more than Rennes, which has 34 goals in 29 league games.