Match between teams Rennes and PSG 08. 10. 2023 in French Ligue 1 is eagerly awaited. In recent matches, Rennes has shown resilience, having not conceded a single defeat in the last seven meetings, but at the same time draws more often than wins. In these matches they scored 13 goals and conceded 7. The recent European game against Villarreal, in which they dominated shots and possession but still lost, indicates that they may struggle against high level teams. Meanwhile, PSG appear to be in mixed form, with a shock 4-1 defeat to Newcastle in the Champions League revealing some weaknesses. However, over the last seven matches, PSG managed to score 14 goals and concede only 6.
Digging deeper, Rennes seem to be in better control of the game, averaging over 50% possession in recent matches and often outplaying their opponents. Expected goals (xG) statistics show that Rennes are underperforming, especially against Villarreal. On the other hand, PSG, despite its name and reputation, was inferior in some matches, as, for example, in the match with Newcastle.
Looking at the head-to-head statistics, Rennes seem to have the edge over PSG as of late, having won their last two meetings. This, coupled with the fact that Rennes may not yet have recovered from their recent heavy Champions League defeat, makes this meeting even more unpredictable.
Rennes' current form is commendable, having not lost any of their last seven matches. Even more intriguing is their recent record against PSG: they have won their last two meetings between them. It's no secret that PSG are formidable opponents, but the recent shock 4-1 defeat to Newcastle in the Champions League suggests that PSG are going through tough times. Moreover, when you consider that Rennes are as good as even higher-level teams and often dominate possession, the double chance of a draw or win for Rennes looks like a bet with great potential. Given the high stakes for this match, PSG may take a conservative approach, which will further increase the chances of a draw or win for Rennes.
The double chance option offers a good balance between risk and reward. Given Rennes' recent form and PSG's vulnerability demonstrated in the surprise defeat to Newcastle, this bet has a fair chance of being realized. Combined with the favorable odds of 1.85, you get a bet that not only has a good chance of winning, but also promises a decent payout.
If there is one area where both teams are consistently performing, it is in the area of corners. Recent matches have shown that Rennes takes on average around 6 corners per game, with PSG not far behind with a similar figure. Given their penchant for attacking and putting pressure on the opponent's defense, there are often a large number of corners in matches involving these teams. Moreover, when two teams of this level meet, tactical fighting often leads to many episodes, including corners. Statistics show that this match may well exceed the 9.5 corners threshold, which makes this an attractive bet with decent odds.