Nîmes and Rennes are playing at Stade des Costières, in a match for the 12 th round of the Ligue 1. In the last 3 years there have been only 2 head ‑ to ‑ heads between these two teams: one on 09‑04‑2019, which ended in the win of Nîmes by (3‑1), and the most recent on 22‑12‑2018, which ended with the win for Rennes by (4‑0). Special attention is needed to home / away condition, as both teams have significantly different results in their home and away games.
After 2 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses, the home team is in the 18th position, having won 11 points. In the last match, they tied in a home match against Stade de Reims, by (0‑0), after in the previous match they have tied at home against Amiens, by (1‑1). This is a stronger team when playing in their stadium, as in the last 30 matches they have recorded 2 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. In their last match, for the Coupe de la Ligue, they got a home win against Lens by (3‑0). In the last 5 home league matches Nîmes has a record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses, so they have won 7 points out of 15 possible. In 11 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 6 times and have never been able to turn the score around. There are 1 periods that stand out in the last 7 home matches in all competitions: they have scored 5 of their 9 goals between minutes (31' ‑ 45 ').
Nîmes comes into this match after a 3-0 win against Lens in the League Cup. We remember that the locals no longer win five games in the championship: in the last game they tied without goals against Stade Reims. Despite playing at home, coach Bernard Blaquart should choose a very cautious strategy, exploring only the spaces left by the opponent. Kévin Denkey remains one of the highlights of the home team, being the best scorer of Nîmes with 3 goals. Out of this game are Bernardoni, Ferhat and Deuax due to physical problems.
The away team is currently in the 9 th position, with 15 points won, after 4 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate round, they have lost an away match against Monaco by (3‑2). In the last match, they won in a home match against Toulouse, by (3‑2). This is a stronger team when they play in their stadium, since in the last 30 games they have registered 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. In the league, Rennes have won 8 points out of 18 possible, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in the last 6 away matches.
For this competition, do not win as a visitor make 4 games. They have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they haven't shown great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 11 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 5 times and have only turned the score around in 1. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 9 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (0'‑ 15 ') and 3 of their 8 goals between (46' ‑ 60').
Rennes heads into this match with a 3-2 win against Toulouse, returning to triumphs after 7 straight matches without a win in this competition: Niang, Yann Gboho and Hunou scored the goals of the team. In this match against Nîmes, the coach Julien Stéphan should choose the usual strategy, that is, to benefit the possession of the ball and the attacks supported. Raphinha is one of the most important players in the visiting group, being the Brazilian very competent in the offensive transition. On the other hand, Niang is Rennes's top scorer with 4 goals. For this match the coach will not be able to count on Salin, Martin and Johansson due to injury.
Renaud Ripart is Olympique Nimes's top scorer with 4 goals. Mbaye Niang has scored 8 times for FC Stade Rennes.
Zinedine Ferhat has assisted the most goals for Olympique Nimes with 3. Romain Del Castillo is FC Stade Rennes's biggest assister (5).
Olympique Nimes wins 1st half in 28% of their matches, FC Stade Rennes in 34% of their matches.
Olympique Nimes wins 28% of halftimes, FC Stade Rennes wins 34%.
FC Stade Rennes's performance of the last 5 matches is better than Olympique Nimes's.
In Ligue 1, FC Stade Rennes has better performance than Olympique Nimes.
The winner of their last meeting was Olympique Nimes.
On their last meeting Olympique Nimes won by 2 goals.
Olympique Nimes scores 1.46 goals when playing at home and FC Stade Rennes scores 1.21 goals when playing away (on average).
When Olympique Nimes leads 1-0 at home, they win in 84% of their matches.
When FC Stade Rennes leads 0-1 away, they win in 53% of their matches.
When Olympique Nimes is down 0-1 home, they win 9% of their matches.
When FC Stade Rennes is down 1-0 away, they win 0% of their matches.
Did you know that Olympique Nimes scores 33% of their goals between the minutes 31-45? This is the highest percentage in the league.
Last season's matches: 3-1 (Olympique Nimes at home) and 4-0 (FC Stade Rennes at home).
Olympique Nimes haven't scored in 3 of their 9 home matches in Ligue 1 this season.
FC Stade Rennes haven't scored in 2 of their 9 away matches in Ligue 1 this season.
Did you know that FC Stade Rennes scores 25% of their goals between the minutes 76-90?