Competition: Ligue 1

Market: Rennes win

Odds: 23/20 @ Bet 365

Looking to book a surprise European push in the second half of the season, Rennes will welcome a struggling Saint Etienne to Roazhon Park on Sunday afternoon.

Starting with Rennes, putting in argueably their best display of the season and knocking Lille out of the Coupe de France in midweek, the mood in Julien Stéphan’s camp should be on a high. With the chance to potentially end the weekend a single point off the top-four, the Black and Reds have now lost just one of their last seven appearances. One area in particular most impressing Stéphan will be Rennes’ recent showing at Roazhon Park. Sunday’s hosts are now unbeaten in their last eight matches on home soil, winning seven of those contests.

While Rennes might be enjoying a bright start to the New Year, the same can not be said for Saint Etienne. Now failing to win any of their last three matches, including a 6-3 loss to relegation contenders Dijon, the visitors could end the weekend outside of the top half of the table. Managing to pick up a 1-1 draw against Nantes last weekend, a match that they were heavily outplayed in, Saint Etienne have now recorded just one win away from the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in their last seven attempts, a run that stems back to the end of September.

Bet: Rennes 23/20 to beat Saint Etienne in Sunday’s Ligue 1 matchup @ Bet 365