Nimes would visit Rennes with hopes of maintaining their fine run of form that has seen them win their last four league games on the bounce.
Rennes has been inconsistent recently and they head into this game with two wins from their last five games in all competitions.
The host has lost just one of their last five games at home and their fine form at home has helped them to stay 3rd on the league table behind PSG and Marseille.
The home side has struggled for form recently and if they drop more points in this game, it could see them drop further in the league table.
Nimes are putting together a series of good results that they hope would help them avoid relegation and they would want nothing but a win here because they are still just a point off the relegation playoff place.
Jonas Martins would miss this game for Rennes, while Nimes has no major injury problems ahead of this game.
Head to Head
Rennes has two wins and one loss from the three times these teams have met.
Rennes last five matches in all competitions: WLDWL
Nimes last five matches in all competitions: LWWWW
Rennes lost 1-0 at Reims the last time out and that was the 11th consecutive league game that they have won or lost that the teams are separated by 1 goal.
More than half of those matches ended 1-0, so scoring the first goal could be key to any of the teams’ chances of winning the game.
Rennes have a good home record as they are one of two teams who haven’t lost their first half in a home game this season.
The home side also gets engaged in high scoring games when they win at home with 9 of their last 10 home wins in the league ending in over 2.5 goals.
Nimes ended their 12 games winless run on the road in style when the beat Nice 3-1 away the last time out.
They however, have a poor habit of conceding first when they play away from home and they would come into this game having conceded the first goal in ten of their last 12 away league games.
Over 2.5 Goals @ 21/20
Rennes to win @ 8/11
Both Teams to score/Yes @ 19/20