French football is back this weekend with a full slate of fixtures across Ligue 1. There’s plenty to get excited about up and down the top flight and as we enter the last few weeks of February, it’ll be interesting to see who can start to build some momentum ahead of the next few months. Today, we’ll be taking a look at what should be a fun encounter between Rennes and Clermont Foot.Rennes Form Guide
A strong end to the campaign ensured that Rennes finished in the top four last season, and that’s exactly what they deserved. They continue to build as a club to the point where it’s hard not to take them seriously at this level. They’re fun to watch, they have an incredible fanbase, and they have a squad that is capable of beating just about anyone in the league.
Rennes went on the road to battle Le Havre last weekend and kept their sensational run of form going. They were composed, overcame some adversity and edged past the hosts, coming away with a deserved 1-0 win as their European surge continues.Clermont Foot Form Guide
Clermont Foot had an incredible season last time out but if they want to avoid a relegation battle, they need to forget about the past and move forward to the future. They have a team that is more than capable of springing an upset if called upon, but that’s never been their problem. Their problem has been consistency and avoiding complacency, which is why we’re interested to see how they navigate the months ahead.
In a chaotic game of football last weekend, Clermont Foot and Brest produced the kind of action we’re used to seeing in a soap opera. Both teams had a man sent off, and both got on the scoresheet in a clash that ended in a 1-1 draw.Match Prediction
Clermont Foot, at this moment in time, feel like one of the clear favourites for relegation - and the same certainly can’t be said for their opponents. This is set to be a fascinating clash of styles and in our view, the most likely outcome is a Rennes victory.