Win at Rennes could be vital in Lyon’s title challenge

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    Win at Rennes could be vital in Lyon’s title challenge

    For the first time in a long time, there seems to be a title race in Ligue One. Big-spending PSG usually dominates the French top-flight and run away with the title eventually.

    That may still happen this season, but at this stage of the campaign, three or even four teams will believe they can claim the French crown.

    One of the teams with title hopes are Lyon, who on Wednesday evening host Rennes at the Groupama Stadium.

    OL are currently third-place in the French top-flight, three points adrift of leaders Lille at the top of the table. A 1-1 draw at Marseille last time out means that Lyon have only won once in their last three league outings.

    Rudi Garcia’s team have been slightly inconsistent in the French top-flight of late, winning two and losing two of their last four outings at the Groupama Stadium.

    Their recent home games have certainly offered entertainment value, with over 2.5 goals scored in nine of Lyon’s ten home matches in Ligue One.

    Rennes are ninth place in the French top-flight, one of the bunch of teams lagging behind the top-four teams in Ligue One. A victory in this clash would move the visitors up to fifth-place in the table, which is the last European berth available.

    The visitors recent league form has hindered their chances of sealing a European spot this season in the French top-flight. Julien Stephan’s team has failed to win in six league matches, having also suffered three straight defeats.

    Poor defensive displays have been the key to their recent poor league results, as they have conceded at least two goals in all three of their straight defeats.

    Forebet predicts that Lyon will record a narrow victory in a high-scoring game to boost their title hopes in Ligue One.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    2 - 1
    1.70 4.00 4.90 1 -1 -1
    1 - 0(0 - 0)
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