RENNES were a top-five team in Ligue 1 last season and can get their first win of the new campaign today.
Poor defending let them down in the 3-1 curtain-raising defeat at Lille a week ago but have the quality to bounce back at home after keeping the bulk of their squad together this summer.
Visitors Angers – who also suffered opening-day defeat, going down 4-3 at home to new boys Nimes – lost both meetings last season to are now winless in seven against Rennes, losing five and drawing two.
Rennes are a decent price at 97-100 with Marathonbet and I'm staying in France for a goals pick.
Monaco and Lille both kicked off the new season with 3-1 wins and their last six meetings have gone over 2.5 goals. Same again pays 67-100 at Marathonbet.
Finish things off in Portugal with Sporting at home to Vitoria Setubal. Sporting were unbeaten at home last season, with 14 wins and three draws, and are 1-2 Ladbrokes for victory with over 1.5 goals.
- Rennes (7pm)
- Monaco v Lille over 2.5 goals (7pm)
- Sporting Lisbon win and over 1.5 goals (9pm)
- (39-10, Ladbrokes)