Strasbourg and Rennes will meet each other at Stade de la Meinau for week 12 of the Ligue 1 on Friday night.

The hosts suffered a 4-3 defeat to Montpellier in their last game, whereas Rennes faltered yet again in Europe as they lost 2-1 to Chelsea on their own turf.

The hosts of this game are sitting in the relegation zone of 19th place in the standings with six points, while their next opponents are up at the 7th spot on eighteen.

Team News 

Veteran goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima is in line for another start in between the Strasbourg sticks in place of Bingourou Kamara, who has returned to training after a tendon injury but may not be risked on Friday.

Alexander Djiku is not expected to make his return to action just yet either, while Lebo Mothiba and Matz Sels are sidelined until 2021.

As for the visitors, Rennes were forced to make do without Nayef Aguerd for the loss to Chelsea due to illness, and with fellow center-back, Daniele Rugani still sidelined through injury, Gerzino Nyamsi should start alongside Damien Da Silva again.

Dalbert was suspended for the Chelsea game but is available here, although the Brazilian left-back will now find his spot under threat from the fit-again Faitout Maouassa.

Martin Terrier was left out of the squad entirely in midweek, but his absence was believed to be performance-related rather than any injury or fitness concerns.

Top betting tips

Our expert tipster partners with Betpay.ng are predicting the clash between two sides who are currently struggling, not least because they can’t stop conceding. Strasbourg is up against Rennes in Ligue 1, and I think over 2.5 Goals is over-priced at odds-against 1.75 on the platform.

Strasbourg are in the bottom two, and have the joint-worst defensive record in the league, having leaked 23 goals in 11 matches. At the other end, they’re averaging better than a goal a game. It’s no surprise therefore that six of their last seven Ligue 1 games have featured three goals or more.

Another possible outcome that could be explored is both teams to score, BetPay slashed out an odds of 1.80 for the two teams to find the back of the net.

The odds favour the Rennes to win the encounter and you can find 2.50 on Betpay

Prediction: Strasbourg 1-2 Rennes, for high stakes, this is a pretty cool option which an odd of 10.65 odds attached to it.

 

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