A woeful Toulouse side will host Rennes in the Ligue 1 on Saturday at the Stadium Municipal.
Toulouse Match Form
Rooted to the bottom of the table, Toulouse are surely headed for the second tier. They have just 13 points and have won only three games all season. Nimes are in the relegation playoff place, and they are 14 points clear of Toulouse as it stands. Toulouse finished 16th last season and avoided the drop by four points. But this time they seem to be heading for relegation. If Denis Zanko’s side wants to stay up, they need to start picking up points quickly.
Toulouse have lost their last four games in the league. They have not scored a goal in their last six games. In that time, the opposing sides have scored ten goals in total. Last week Toulouse faced Lille and fell to a 3-0 defeat. Loic Remy scored twice in the second half to put the game beyond the reach of Toulouse. Lille had 9 efforts on target in the game, compared to just one from Toulouse.
Toulouse have not won a game in about four months as it stands. Antoine Kombouare was in charge of the club when Toulouse picked up that win. He was fired in January, and reserve coach Zanko was appointed instead. Zanko has not won a single game since taking over the job at the helm of Toulouse. He was with the reserve team since 2017, but that level has not transferred to the big stage.
Rennes Match Form
Rennes are at the other end of the table, fighting for Champions League football. They are in third place after beating Nimes this weekend. M’Baye Niang netted a brace as Rennes claimed a 2-1 win over Nimes. A red card for Nimes made it easier for Rennes, but Niang’s winner came in the final ten minutes nevertheless. Lille are in fourth place and just a point below Rennes. The team finishing in third place will play in the Champions League qualifiers next season.
Rennes have lost two out of their last four league games. They have scored just 31 league goals, which is less than all the teams around them. A strong defence has kept them going at the top despite such a mediocre attack. Niang has been their top-scorer this season with ten strikes to his name.
Rennes have won two out of the last four meetings between these two sides. The other two games have ended in draws. Both the sides have scored in the past five clashes, and the games have been high-scoring in general. Rennes claimed a 3-2 victory the last time these two sides met, which was in October.
Toulouse vs Rennes Soccer Betting Tips
They will be the overwhelming favorites to get the win against a poor Toulouse side again. The total goals should be over 2.5, as Toulouse have a bad defensive record. Rennes should consolidate their hold on third place and get the three points on Saturday.