Saint-Etienne vs. Stade Rennais 9/26/20 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Saint-Etienne 3-1-0, Stade Rennais 3-1-0
9/26/20 11 am
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Saint-Etienne is hosting Stade Rennais at Stade Geoffroy Guichard in round 5 in the French Ligue 1.
Saint-Etienne is the best team in Ligue 1 in this early season, and they are at the top of the table with 10 points, 8 scored goals, and 2 conceded goals. Saint-Etienne is still undefeated in Ligue 1 with 3 wins and 1 draw. Hamouma has scored 3 goals for Saint-Etienne so far this season, while Bouanga added 2 goals. Nordin has added 3 assists. Silva, Abi, Debuchy, Ruffier, and Khazri are all injured, and they will miss this game. In their latest Ligue 1 match against Nantes on the road, Saint-Etienne has had 44% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 72% of the correct passes. Saint-Etienne has had a 0-2 lead in this game, but after they scored their second goal, Saint-Etienne has lost their focus and they conceded 2 goals. The final result of this match was 2-2. Until this match, Saint-Etienne was fantastic on both ends, and they were great offensively in this match as well, but their defense wasn’t on the same level as it was before. Saint-Etienne doesn’t have any superstars in their team, but they have excellent teamwork, and because of that, Saint-Etienne might have a fantastic season.
Rennais is also having a fantastic start of the season with 3 wins and 1 draw. With 10 points, but slightly worse goal differential than Saint-Etienne, Rennais is in second place in the standings. In their latest Ligue 1 match against Monaco at home, Rennais has had 58% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and high 88% of the correct passes. Rennais was losing since the 28th minute, but they were determined to score a goal in the second half. Rennais was direct, fast, and precise in the second half, and they were able to tie the result in the 81st minute of the game. In the 91st minute, Rennais has scored another goal, and they have deservedly won this match 2-1. Guirassy has scored 2 goals for Rennais so far this season, while Truffert, Camavinga, Da Silva, Nzonzi, Bourigeaud, and Aguerd each added 1 goal. Truffert, Camavinga, and Bourigeaud each added 1 assist. Lea Silki is injured, while Boey is suspended because of the red card. Alongside PSG and Marseille, Rennais has been the best team in France last season, and it looks like they will be among the best this season as well. Rennais will be playing in the Champions League qualifications this season, which could have a negative impact on their game in Ligue 1.
When playing at home, Saint-Etienne has not lost to Rennais in their last 9 games. The trends are actually on the Rennais’ side in this matchup, but Both teams are playing really well, and I feel like this will be an exciting match with a lot of chances and goals.