Strasbourg and Rennes face each other at Stade de la Meinau in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of Wednesday’s card. Our sportsbook is offering a great range of betting markets and props for the top European soccer leagues.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and Ligue 1 odds for Strasbourg vs Rennes. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Strasbourg: Impressive Run of Form
Since their Ligue 1 promotion in 2017, Strasbourg has finished no higher than 11th in the French top-flight league, so not even their own fans would have predicted that with six games remaining until the end of the season, they would be firmly in the battle for the Champions League spots.
Strasbourg has had a superb season by their standards, and could yet qualify for Europe for the first time since 2020 when they won the French Cup which gave them access to the Europa League. Strasbourg is fifth on the table, only one point behind fourth-placed Nice and three points behind third-placed Marseille.
Strasbourg’s biggest strength this season has been their goal scoring. With 53 goals scored in the league, they are the third-best for goals scored only behind table-toppers Paris Saint-Germain with 72 and direct opponents Rennes with 69. Strasbourg has impressed and attracted a lot of people’s attention this season. After a below-average start to the campaign, they have shown some level of consistency to gradually climb up the table. If they are to continue this form and finish in a European spot, it will be one of the most amazing stories in recent times.
They are unbeaten in their last 11 Ligue 1 fixtures, losing just one in 14 with that defeat coming on the road against Bordeaux. Ismael Doukoure, Nordine Kandil, and Majeed Waris are all injured and they will miss this clash. Despite scoring from the spot against Troyes, Diallo may sit on the bench, with Ludovic Ajorque, who has netted 11 league goals this term, expected to join Kevin Gameiro in the attacking line. Strasbourg has struggled to convert draws into wins in recent weeks so we are still afraid of including them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Rennes: Attacking Firepower
Rennes finished sixth last season in the French top-flight league qualifying for the Europa Conference League. They managed to win their group remaining unbeaten in six games but they got knocked out by Leicester in the quarter-finals of the competition. Despite having European commitments they impressed also domestically, sitting third in the Ligue 1 standings with six games to go until the end of the season.
They have the second-best attack in the league with 69 goals scored in 32 games winning more than half of their league fixtures. Rennes may also be eyeing the second spot, with Marseille just three points ahead of them, although, like their hosts, they must also be wary of the chasing pack. They fell short in a five-goal thriller against Monaco last weekend despite taking the lead after just three minutes in the game, seeing their seven-game unbeaten run come to an end in dramatic fashion.
They have a number of injury issues, with Loic Bade, Jeremy Doku, Kamaldeen Sulemana, and Alfred Gomis all unavailable for Wednesday’s contest. Nayef Aguerd, who missed Friday’s clash due to illness, remains a doubt for the trip to Strasbourg. While the visitors are expected to concede, they should have the ability to score at least twice on their own so if you’re soccer betting you should consider more than one betting market for this clash.
Strasbourg vs Rennes Head-to-Heads
Rennes is unbeaten in their last five mutual encounters against Strasbourg winning four in the process including a 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture. Strasbourg is without a defeat in front of their fans in 2022, while Rennes has three wins in their last four away league outings. The two teams have enjoyed great success from set-pieces this term with Rennes leading with 15 goals in that department, while Strasbourg is sitting second with 12 goals.
Strasbourg vs Rennes Game Information
- Game: Stasbourg (14-11-7) vs Rennes (17-5-10)
- Location: Stade de la Meinau (Strasbourg
- Day/Time: Wednesday, April 20th, 3:00 p.m. ET
- Live stream: fubo.tv
Strasbourg vs Rennes Betting Lines
Strasbourg vs Rennes Predictions
The hosts enter this clash as slight favorites being priced at +160 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at 2½.
Strasbourg lines up against Rennes at the back of a ten-match unbeaten streak. Confidence is rightfully high in Julien Stephan’s camp following home victories against Lens and Monaco. This is a six-pointer match for the European spots and we expect both teams to give it all on the pitch. Rennes is a goal-scoring machine and they have the necessary weapons to score at least twice on their own.
The visitors could pick up all three points on Wednesday after winning three of their last four away league games but given the importance of the game even a 2-2 draw is on the cards so before placing your bets you should search for the right value.