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Angers SCO & Rennes meet on Match-day 4

Angers SCO vs. Rennes

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Sunday at the Stade Raymond Kopa, as Angers host Rennes in the Ligue 1.

Rennes, currently sitting in fifth place, face the formidable task of an away trip to Angers, who currently sit second in the League.

Angers SCO’s campaign so far has seen them accrue seven points this season

When Angers last turned out in the Ligue 1, the result was a disappointing draw 1-1 against Bordeaux at the Matmut Atlantique Stadiums. They will be hoping for a better result this time.

With one draws in one game, Manager Gerald Baticle has plenty to ponder, going into the next match, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. Their position is second in the League, and they have seven points having won two meetings and drawn one game.

Angers have won one game of their one League matches at home this season.

A win in this fixture, would take Angers SCO’s points from 7 to 10, so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring average of six goals. This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Ismael Traore (1), Sofiane Boufal (1), and Azzedine Ounahi (1). Angers have managed to maintain a strong defence so far, which in turn has allowed them to deliver good attacking options themselves and deliver good scoring opportunities.

Angers’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Gerald Baticle, ahead of this Sunday’s fixture against their opponents.

Rennes have five points to their name, going into this tie

Rennes will take a huge positive from their recent 1-0 win against Nantes at the Roazhon Park.

Rennes have developed a habit of drawing football matches this season, which is reflected by their position in the table. They currently sit in fifth place, with a total of five points having won one game and drawn two fixtures.

Rennes have drawn one game of their one League matches playing away this season.

A victory for Rennes would put them on 8 points.

A solid defensive team

Rennes have conceded two goals so far, so their defence can be considered to be strong. Rennes have scored an impressive three goals so far this season, however their performances have at times been average. This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Sehrou Guirassy (1), Kamal-Deen Sulemana (1), and Martin Terrier (1).

Rennes’s squad will likely be depleted of two of their key players when they start on Sunday, due to injury or illness.

Angers SCO v Rennes – Head-to-Heads.

The balance of wins from previous 19 games between these two is in favour of Rennes, with 11 victories and six draws. Additionally, the local
sidehas not been able tobeat Rennes on any of the past 16 matches.

The odds look good for Rennes, which currently sit at 39.22 percent in favour.

*The credit for all of photos in this article belongs to AP*

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