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Having delivered a clean sweep of winners in his featured column on Saturday, SlipsTips returns with a Bet Builder for Rennes' showdown with Nice in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Rennes vs Nice (Sunday, 14:00)

High-flying Rennes will be looking to tighten their grip on second-place in Ligue 1 when they lock horns with Nice on Sunday afternoon.

Bruno Genesio's hosts have lost just one their last 11 league fixtures, a sample of games which has seen no fewer than eight victories and four wins in the last five.

Sunday's visitors enjoyed a particularly strong start to the campaign, but Christophe Galtier's men have now won just one of their last five games in Ligue 1, and they have slipped to fifth in the standings as a result.

As such, red-hot Rennes are general 10/11 favourites here, but I suspect this contest could be closer than the odds suggest, so I'm going to swerve the match result market and instead side with each team to hit 3+ corners and each team to receive 10+ booking points at 10/11 with SkyBet.

The Red and Blacks have proven prominent in the corner rankings this season, averaging a league-high 6.12per-game, hitting 3+ flagkicks in 15 of their 17 French top-flight tussles to date.

Nice, on the other hand, are earning a healthy 5.71 corners per 90 minutes, a tally only topped by the team they will come up against at the Roazhon Park on Sunday.

With that in mind, coupled with the likelihood of a decent degree of goalmouth action here, three corners apiece doesn't look like too much to ask of two teams currently housed in the top-five of Ligue 1.

To round off the Bet Builder I'm going with each side to receive 10+ booking points in what should be a closely-fought battle between two sides right in the thick of the race for a much-coveted Champions League spot.

What's more, the pair are averaging over 1.6 cards per assignment thus far, not to mention referee Willy Delajod has been one of the more card-happy operators in France this season, averaging 4.63 yellows per -game and awarding both teams a card in seven of his eight outings.

It's also worth noting the aforementioned combination has clicked in six of Nice's last eight Ligue 1 matches and that only adds to the appeal of supporting the same 10/11 (SkyBet) bet in Brittany on Sunday.

Recommended Bet

  • Each team 3+ Corners
  • Each team 10+ Booking Points
  •  10/11 (SkyBet)
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