Roazhon Park will be the center of attention when Rennes and Paris Saint-Germain go head to head in the Ligue 1 derby on Sunday. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and Ligue 1 betting odds in the French top-flight league.
Although Rennes won only two Ligue 1 fixtures this season, they look solid. Actually, Rennes is rarely winning in their domestic league, but their defeats are even rarer. So far, in Ligue 1, Rennes picked up 11 points from the opening seven games.
They suffered the first defeat of the season last Thursday when Bruno Genesio‘s team lost 1-0 on the road in the Europa League against Villarreal. Still, if we look at the stats, we can see that Rennes had 2.08 expected goals in that game, while the Spanish team had only 0.36.
Rennes aim to build on a 3-1 win over Nantes and is surely capable of making life difficult for les Parisiens in front of home fans. Head coach Genesio has the luxury of fielding the best possible side against PSG.
If you’re betting online you should always expect them to score, especially at home, so include them in your top soccer bets today. After nine months of absence, their best player, Martin Terrier, returned to football against Villarreal after recovering from a cruciate ligament rupture.
PSG Struggling Under Enrique
PSG is by far the best French team. Still, after seven league rounds, they collected 12 points and are two points behind the league leaders – Monaco and Brest. PSG won only two of the last five matches across all competitions and is struggling under new manager Luis Enrique.
PSG got trashed in the midweek Champions League fixture, losing 4-1 on the road to Newcastle, and enters this clash with a huge lack of confidence. They also have big problems ahead of the game against Rennes.
Presnel Kimpembe, Sergio Rico, Nuno Mendes, and Marco Asensio will sit this one out injured. On Friday, the French Football Association suspended Randal Kolo Muani, Ousmane Dembele, Achraf Hakimi, and Layvin Kurzawa to one game after homophobic chants after one of the games.
Most of these players are an integral part of the starting lineup, so this is a huge blow for the reigning champs. Actually, the only player who wouldn’t start on Sunday of the four was probably Layvin Kurzawa. Still, PSG has great attacking firepower and can score many goals. That’s why they come in as the Ligue 1 betting favorites for the match.
PSG Hates Playing Rennes
Looking back to last term, Rennes is unbeaten at Roazhon Park in nine games, winning seven.
PSG failed to win five of their nine outings this season and has only won once away from home. Les Parisiens lost both meetings with the underdogs last term and have only won two of their last nine meetings with Rennes.
PSG is the only club not to have conceded a first-half away league goal this term. We’ve seen a maximum of two goals in each of the previous five head-to-heads.
Rennes vs PSG Match Information
- Match: Rennes (2-5-0) vs PSG (3-3-1)
- Location: Roazhon Park, Rennes, France
- Day/Time: Sunday, Oct. 8, 2:45 PM ET
- Rennes vs PSG Live Stream: Fubo.tv
Rennes vs PSG Betting Lines
Bet Goal Total in This Match
The visitors enter this clash as favorites, priced at +105 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest Ligue 1 odds, while the goal line is set at 2½.
Rennes is unbeaten in 10 competitive home games, while PSG will be without many of their key players for this clash, who are either injured or suspended. The French giants are struggling this season and need some more time to adapt to Luis Enrique’s new tactics.
They will probably win the French Ligue 1, but for now, there’s no way to back them. Still, we expect a thrilling game with goals from both sides and at least three goals in the match.