Two sides that have been in dreadful form in France’s Ligue 1 will meet in league action on Friday night. But, which of the sides will be able to end their losing run?
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Rennes will still have an outside chance of finishing fifth in the league this season, but in truth, their chances of qualifying for the Europa League are already over given the efficient form that Monaco have shown over recent months. There is a 14 point gap between the sides coming into this weekend, and given that Monaco have lost just six games all season, it is unlikely that they will be able to chip away at those points efficiently enough. However, Rennes will not be giving up on finishing as high as possible in the league this season, but to do that, they will need to turn their form around. They are dropping down the standings with every passing week, as they have now not won in five league games. They have lost three of their last five games, and come into this game against Nice on a run of two straight defeats in the league.
Nice are one of the few sides that can claim to be in worse form than their opponents on Friday night, as they have won just once in their last six. They have been too easy to beat during this run of form, as they have lost five times. Nice come into this game against Rennes having lost their last three in Ligue 1, which includes their recent 2-1 defeat against Metz. They have scored four goals in these three defeats, which means their problems really lie in defence, as they are conceding far too many.
Rennes vs Nice Head To Head
The recent history of this fixture is a very even one, as there have been ten Nice wins, ten Rennes wins and ten draws in the past 30 meetings. However, Rennes recorded their first win ten against Nice earlier in the season. The last meeting between the sides in Rennes was won 2-1 by Nice.
Rennes vs Nice Prediction
These two sides have both been in terrible form recently, which makes it a hard game to call. However, Rennes have shown more signs throughout the season that they have the quality to get the three points, and they could pick up a much-needed victory on Friday.
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