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High-Flying Caen Puts All Precautions Aside in Three-Point Quest at RennesPublished December 11, 2015 by Florin P
Ligue 1 resumes with a potentially high scoring game (7:30 p.m UK Time).
The French first division is surprising on so many levels that even savvy punters are staying away from many of these matches. Caen and Rennes are two of the teams that perform better than expected, scoring plenty of goals on the road against tough opponents. Now that they meet at Roazhon Park, it is only fair to expect a high scoring match that should please the eye and offer some lucrative betting options.
Lille Ends Caen's Invincibility
Caen has been a streaky team this season, and alternated winning streaks with several games lost in a row. November was a pretty good month for them and they managed to win at least one point regardless of opponent and banking. It was Lille that finally ended the invincibility after scoring twice on the road and the penalty conceded with 18 minutes left in the match was not enough to change anything.
The home side is particularly dangerous against offensive teams, but they have the ability to recover after conceding an early goal. They’ve done it several times this season, so even if Rennes comes out firing on all cylinders and scores first, the hosts are not to be underestimated.
A Propensity for High Scoring Goals
Rennes actually lost fewer games than Caen, despite the fact that they sit seven points below in the standings and have seven points fewer. The team settled for one point in many games and only a fraction of those fixtures were actually scoreless draws. Over the last two months, the team was defeated only by PSG and Marseille, besides the stunning home defeat to then in-form Nice.
This is the kind of match where it is hard to predict the winner, but punters might not have to do it, if they have an account with bet365 Sports. The bookmaker offers odds of 11/10 on more than 2.5 goals to be scored, an outcome that even covers the 2-2 draw that Rennes is so famous for.