Will star coach Jose Mourinho take on former French champions Olympique Lyon next season? This question is currently the hot topic in the country of the reigning World Cup champion. After the Portuguese already celebrated titles in Italy, Spain, England and Portugal, “The Special One” now wants to start in the “Grande Nation” another attempt to expand his impressive trophy collection. Since Thomas Tuchel is close to renewing his contract with Paris St. Germain and the second option, AS Monaco, is currently too far behind, it seems that Lyonnais fans in the southeast of the country can look forward to the moody diva starting this summer , Perhaps the defensive fanatics then takes over the newly crowned Coupe de France winner, because OL is one of four clubs, which will be required in the semifinals during the week. At home it gets to do Lyon with Rennes. The quotas imply clear benefits for the homeowners.
Today’s Betting Prediction Lyon vs. Rennes
Incidentally, the start of this encounter on Tuesday evening will be even more explosive, as the teams met in Ligue 1 on Friday. In a fairly balanced game, it was not until the 86th minute before Martin Terrier scored the only goal of the day for the Genesio team. The guests from Brittany will therefore be in for a rematch and like to remember the last away match at Groupama Stadium, which the Europa League side beat 2-0 in December. However, the current constitution as well as the home strength in the calendar year 2019 are an indication that one can venture into the semi-final of the most important French Cup competition between Lyon and Rennes a prediction or a tip on the favorite.
Olympique Lyon coach Bruno Genesio caused quite a stir last week. The 52-year-old, who has been swinging the scepter in south-eastern France since 2015, made a curious statement that is anything but usual in times of cutthroat competition. The head coach praised his potential successor on the former subscriber’s manager’s bench, Jose Mourinho, and even announced that he would be honored if the eccentric Portuguese replaced him from the summer. The fact is that the signs between OL and Bruno Genesio are farewell after a long successful era. The contract of the native Lyoner expires and a change is aimed at by both sides. Surely, the only 1.72 meters small ex-professional would like to say goodbye with a trophy, especially since the last title win is already seven years ago. In 2012, the Lyonnais won the Coupe de France. In 2019, the team, which is peppered with numerous talented youngsters, is again aiming for a success in the cup.
So far, the third in the Ligue 1 was no nakedness and prevailed against Bourges (2: 0), Amiens (2: 0), Guingamp (2: 1) and Caen (3: 1) always quite sovereign. In the semifinals Lyon is now challenged by Rennes. According to the popular prediction, the team that failed in the Champions League knockout round at FC Barcelona should have a good chance of reaching the final on 27 April at the Stade de France. The Genesio team is currently the second-best home side of Ligue 1. Ten of the 15 matches in front of home crowd could be made victorious (three draws, two draws). Most recently, Olympique Lyon celebrated four Liga home wins in a row, including against Paris St. Germain. In all four mentioned games, the high-quality offensive of the white-blue-red gets at least two goals. On average, there were even three hits. The over 2.5 was cracked in each case. In this respect, on Tuesday evening in the Cup between Lyon and Rennes could pay a tip that OL leaves the field after 90 minutes as the winner and also fall at least three goals in the regular season. The fact that this is a “do-or-die game”, in which the team behind in the end must inevitably risk more and give up stability, logically fits our recommendation into the cards. Mendy, Tete and Gouiri are injured due to injury. The offensive on Nabil Fekir, Dembélé, Traoré and Terrier will still cause serious problems for the guest.
Expected formation of Lyon:
↪ Lopes – Dubois, Denayer, Marcelo, Rafael – Ndombele, Aouar – Terrier, Fekir, Traore – Dembélé
↪ Coach: Genesio
Last matches from Lyon:
⚽ 29.03.2019 – Rennes Vs. Lyon 0: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽ 17.03.2019 – Lyon vs.. Montpellier 3: 2 (Ligue 1)
⚽ 13.03.2019 – FC Barcelona vs. Lyon 5: 1 (Champions League)
⚽ 09.03.2019 – Strasbourg vs Lyon 2: 2 (Ligue 1)
⚽ 03.03.2019 – Lyon vs. Toulouse 5: 1 (Ligue 1)
It will be difficult for Stade Rennes on the remaining nine Ligue 1 match days to close the gap to the international places, which are currently five points. Admittedly, five of the counters do not really sound like much, but the red black form curve was down after the bitter end in the Europa League. Despite a 3-1 win in the first leg against home crowd, the French retired in the second leg at Arsenal FC due to a 0-3 defeat from the competition and thus missed a fist-thick surprise. In the league followed a disappointing 1-1 at Girodins Bordeaux and the aforementioned 0-1 defeat at home against Lyon.
The presumably “shortest” way back into international business would therefore be the title win in the Coupe de France. Twice the club from the capital of Brittany was allowed to stretch the trophy skyward. The last success, however, is almost 50 years in the past. After all, in 2009 and 2014, the Stade Rennais Football Club reached the final and lost both times against the real outsider EA Guingamp. This time it is the team of Julien Stephan, who in the semi-final between Lyon and Rennes according to the odds as an underdog goes into the race. A particularly problematic could prove the away weakness, because from the recent four league games in the stranger Stade Rennes took only a single point. At Paris St. Germain (1: 4) it even hailed a hearty swatter. In the away table, the total ninth ranks only on the disappointing 13th place. Only in four of 14 encounters on the opponent’s place kept the red-blacks the upper hand and also conceded on average almost two goals conceded per game. With Ludovic Baal, Romain Danzé, Rafik Guitane and Jordan Siebatcheu, one or two important players are injured. Finally, it may be interesting to mention that Rennes was allowed to play three of the four previous Coupe de France games at home. In the only guest appearance at the amateur club St Pryve the Bretons smashed in 2-0 not with fame.
Expected formation of Rennes:
↪ Koubek – Bensebaini, Da Silva, Mexer, Traoré – Bourigeaud, Andre – Lea Siliki, Hunou, Sarr – Niang
↪ Coach: Stephan
Last matches of Rennes:
⚽ 29.03.2019 – Rennes Vs. Lyon 0: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽ 17.03.2019 – Girondins Bordeaux Vs. Rennes 1: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽ 14.03.2019 – Arsenal Vs. Rennes 3: 0 (Europa League)
⚽ 10.03.2019 – Rennes Vs. SM Caen 3: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽ 07.03.2019 – Rennes Vs. Arsenal 3: 1 (Europa League)
Lyon vs. Rennes Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
Overall, the two teams are facing each other for the 98th time in a competitive match. Significantly more relevant than the overall balance sheet that Lyon leads as expected, however, are the recent direct duels. As already mentioned, OL won the league match in Rennes on Friday night with a happy 1-0. In the Groupama Stadium, however, the Southeastern France have no good record against the Red-Black, because three of the past four home games of the Lyonnais against Stade Rennais FC were lost, each with 0: 2. Is the spit turning on Tuesday night in the very first Coupe de France clash of these clubs?
Lyon vs Rennes Our Football Betting Prediction
Four teams are still fighting for the Coupe de France in France. Lyon and Rennes face each other in the first semi-final on Tuesday night. The second semi-final will be held one day later by Paris St. Germain and Nantes. Between Olympique Lyon and Rennes the lower betting odds in favor of the home side seem absolutely justified, because after all, the second best home team of Ligue 1 meets a very inconstant guest-Elf (rank 13 in the away table), which also suffers from the departure in the Europa League , Only on Friday, the clubs met in the league. OL won 1-0 away by a late goal. On Tuesday we go from several goals due to the cup constellation.
Key Facts – Lyon vs Rennes tips
↪ Lyon won on Friday in Ligue 1 in Rennes 1-0
↪ OL is the second-best home team in the league (ten wins in 15 games)
↪ Rennes scored just one point from the recent four appearances
Lyon will control possession and try to score an early goal. Stade Rennais is not bursting with self-confidence and presented itself in the past few weeks very vulnerable. That’s why we were in the semi-final at the duel against Lyon. Rennes decided for a good odds guess that the Genesio team will be the winner after 90 minutes, with a total of more than 2.5 goals. A 3: 1 win we consider just as possible as a close 2-1 or even a relatively clear 3-0 victory of the favorites. The bottom line is that this combined recommendation is the most promising value, as in cup games, especially in the final stages, one or the other ball still crosses the goal line after a team has had to take full risk and resolve the defensive.
Betting Prediction: Win Lyon & over 2.5 goals