Stade Rennes and AS Monaco are two clubs suffering from inconsistent results in the last few weeks. Both clubs have fallen to defeats and also recorded notable wins. However, Rennes are in a more troubling situation compared to AS Monaco.
Stade Rennes lost their last game and their defeat now stands at 5 in their last 7 matches. That's as poor as it gets for such a team and they cannot afford to continue that way. Which makes this clash against AS Monaco a must-win for Rennes. They were able to beat Reims at home in the game before, and they hope to use the home advantage against AS Monaco.
AS Monaco are not immune from criticism because of their latest results. For a team of their caliber, they ought to do better. But at the moment, they have just 2 wins from their last 5 league games. However, they were able to pull off a 2-0 win against Montpellier last weekend and maybe that could be enough motivation to grab another win against Stade Rennes.Grab Your Signup Bonus
For some reason, the bookmakers consider Stade Rennes favorites to win a they are priced at 2.478 Odds (1xbet odd at the time of writing) compared to AS Monaco's 2.853 (1xbet odd at the time of writing). At the moment, all one can think of as the reason for that decision would be Rennes' advantage of playing at home.
Besides the advantage, Rennes have a very poor record coming into this game. They won only 1 from their last 7 league games in a row, losing 5 and drawing 1 in those games. And in their last 5, they had 1 win, 3 defeats and 1 draw.
Stade Rennes came up against Marseille last weekend and their performance was awful, resulting in a 2-0 defeat at full time. Marseille were ahead in just 8 minutes after Stade Rennes gave out a penalty and then they got further ahead with the second goal in the 65th minute. Rennes lost Ilman Ndiaye to a red card in the 67th minute, so he wouldn't be available for this fixture.
On the league table, Rennes are in 12th position with 15 points from 3 wins, 6 draws and 5 defeats in 13 league matches. A defeat in this game would see them drop lower if the teams below get a win.
Stade Rennes dominated this fixture last season by beating AS Monaco 2:0 on this ground and playing a 1:1 draw away.
AS Monaco are the better team on paper but not according to the bookmakers who priced them at 2.853 Odds to win (1xbet odd at the time of writing). AS Monaco are coming off a deserved 2:0 win over Montpellier last weekend. They had a terrible run prior to that game, losing against Lille and PSG, then playing a goalless draw against Le Havre. But at the moment, they are focused on grabbing another 3 points against a struggling Stade Rennes team.
Against Montpellier, Takumi Minamino gave Monaco the lead in just 9 minutes and they held onto the lead until Wissam Ben Yedder scored the second in the 90th minute to seal the 2:0 win.
AS Monaco are aware of the threat that Stade Rennes poses despite their struggles this season and they cant afford to take this clash lightly. During their last visit to Roazhon Park, they lost 2:0. But beating Stade Rennes on that ground is not new to AS Monaco because they beat them 3:2 back in April 2022.
At the moment, AS Monaco are ranked 3rd, with 27 points from 8 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats in 14 league games.
Head to Head
AS Monaco have all the bragging rights according to the head-to-head record. In 20 meetings against both clubs, AS Monaco won 10 games, while Stade Rennes won 4 and 6 games ended in a draw.
Analysis and Predictions
AS Monaco are not at their best form despite their position in the league table. So it would be risky to judge them after a single win. Rennes have also made life tough for AS Monaco down the years, so there's no great difference between both teams.
Analysis of their past meetings shows they scored more than 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 8 matches. Both clubs also scored in 9 of their last 10 meetings. They played less than 10.5 corners in 4 of their last 5 matches. There's a strong indication that this statistics might repeat in this fixture.
- More than 8 Corners at 1.60 Odds
- Under 2.5 Goals at 2.18 Odds
- Correct Score 1:1 at 6:50 Odds