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AS Monaco vs. Stade Rennais 12/22/21 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Predictions, and Odds

AS Monaco vs. Stade Rennais
December 22, 2021 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -110, Under 2.5 -110
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AS Monaco is welcoming Stade Rennais to Stade Louis II in round 19 of the French Ligue 1. Monaco has found themselves in a solid form, and they are slowly climbing the standings in Ligue 1. Rennais is now in 3rd place with 31 points, and apart from PSG, they have been the best team in the league so far this season.

Monaco has lost their last Ligue 1 games against PSG, but they have been the better team in that game, and they deserved more. With 26 points, Monaco is now in 8th place, they have scored 27 goals, but their defense hasn’t been the best with 22 conceded goals. In their latest games, Monaco has beaten Red Star in the French Cup, and they have won that game 0-2. After this game against Rennais, Monaco is going on a short break after which they will play in another French Cup game. In Ligue 1, Ben Yedder is the leading goalscorer for Monaco with 9 goals, while Diop has added 5 goals. Henrique has added 4 assists. There are a few injuries and suspensions in Monaco right now, but I think they have enough quality to compete in this game.

Rennais has been one of the best offensive teams in the league so far this season with 33 scored goals, and Terrier is the leading goalscorer with 8 goals. Laborde has added 6 goals. Gelin, Guclu, and Salin are all injured, while Meling is questionable. Rennais has also lost their last Ligue 1 game against Nice, but they have beaten Lorient in the French Cup this past weekend. Defensively, Rennais has been playing well, they are not conceding a lot of goals, and they have conceded 16 goals in 18 games, which is an average of under 1 conceded goal per game. There is no way Rennais can catch up to PSG in the Ligue 1, but they can definitely stay on one of the Champions League spots, and they are only 1 point away from 2nd place. In the Conference League, Rennais was awarded a win against Tottenham, and they will be advancing to the next stage. Stade Rennais has some great players, and as we can see, they are scoring a lot of goals, but they will need to score even more if they want a win in this game.

When playing at home, Monaco hasn’t lost to Rennais in their last 3 games. These are two teams of similar quality and in similar forms, but Monaco is the home team here, and I see them winning this game.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick:
Monaco and over 2.5 +250

Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.
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