This Ligue 1 match is the quintessential tale of two sides headed in quite various instructions.

AS Monaco, Lens and Stade Rennes are the lone squads in the French top flight that have not endured a defeat in their previous 6 matches, heading into this weekend.

Bordeaux, on the flip facet, is skidding on a five-sport dropping streak, the longest in Ligue 1.

  • Stade Rennes -133 at Bordeaux +350, Complete 2.5, Sunday, 7 am ET
  • Motion: Stade Rennes -133

Rennes (15-10-9) is in seventh position with 54 details, a single at the rear of Marseilles and two trailing Lens, which is in the last place for subsequent season’s European tournaments. The Lens position is for a Europa League playoff berth. Lyon, with 67 points, is in fourth in Ligue 1, which secures a Europa location.

So in this just one, Rennes is the workforce that not only is on a steamroll but has every little thing to perform for, with the monetary advantages of collaborating subsequent year in either the Champions or Europa leagues.

William HillMoneylineAttractTotals
Stade Rennes-133+270O 2.5 (-105)
Bordeaux+350+270U 2.5 (-114)

Bordeaux (10-18-6), however, is in 16th in Ligue 1, two spots clear of a relegation playoff position. It has 36 details, Lorient possesses 35 and, in that relegation playoff spot, is Nantes, tied at 31 points with Nimes.

Bye, Bye Bordeaux

Bordeaux is slip-sliding towards that threat zone, on a slope that is turning into steeper by the match. It is 1-12-1 above its past 14 games, and has been outscored 32-11 in that extend.

Worse, for Bordeaux, is its current observe record in opposition to Rennes, which has a 4-1-1 edge, with a 7-2 targets gain, in the previous 6 conferences between these two groups.

But, even worse, Bordeaux has been getting rid of at each halftime and entire time in its past 4 online games. If any crew seems to have given up on the period, it’s Bordeaux.

Rennes Is Rolling

Stade Rennes, by contrast, is in stellar variety. It is 5–1 in its past six matches, outscoring individuals opponents 15-4.

More than the program of the complete year, though, Rennes has been attacking impressively. It averages 21.5 shot-producing steps per activity, 3rd-ideal in France (at the rear of Lyon’s 25.71 and Paris Saint-Germain’s 24.12), and 23rd very best in the Large 5 of Europe.

Rennes, on the campaign, is No. 2 in France in possession (at 57%) and No. 3, powering Lyon and PSG, in pictures for every recreation, at 13.6. Its passing precision of 85.6% is 2nd in Ligue 1.

All of which will be way too considerably for Bordeaux. In particular, central defender Gerzino Nyasmi and midfielder Jéremy Doku are in great type and will give Bordeaux a lot of complications occur Sunday.

Plus, 36-calendar year-aged French keeper Romain Salin (.93 typical goals against) is one particular of 15 keepers in the Significant 5 (England, Italy, Germany, Spain and France) who has authorized less than a target for every match this year.

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