AS Mónaco & Rennes meet on Match-day 19

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Next Wednesday at 9:00pm GMT, on matchday 19 of the Ligue 1, we will see Monaco play Rennes at the Stade Louis II.

Monaco, currently struggling in eighth place, will face the challenge of a visiting, third placed Rennes.

AS Mónaco’s Ligue 1 season, has so far seen them gain 26 points, going into this game

Monaco will have doubtless licked their wounds, following their recent defeat to Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes. Niko Kovac’s men will hope that is enough to deliver a positive result in this match.

Also, Monaco keep finding ways to win, having secured six victories in their last 12 meetings is astonishing this season. With an eighth position in the league and 7 wins, 6 losses and 5 draws, they currently have 26 points in the League having won seven matches, drawn five fixtures, and lost six games.

Playing at home, Monaco have won four matches, drawn three games, and lost two fixtures.

A victory for AS Mónaco would put them on 29 points.

Good Attacking Performance

Monaco have a good scoring record this season, with 27 netted so far (22 from open play and five penalties). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Wissam Ben Yedder (9), Sofiane Diop (5), and Kevin Volland (4). Monaco have conceded 22 goals.

Monaco may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, Rennes have managed to gain 31 points

Rennes suffered a home loss to Nice in their last outing, they will doubtless be keen get a positive outcome in this fixture.

Also, Rennes keep finding ways to win, having secured eight victories in their last 12 games is astonishing this season. Now they have 9 matches won, 5 games lost and 4 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in third place, with a total of 31 points having won nine fixtures, drawn four matches, and lost five fixtures.

Rennes’ away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Monaco. In the 8 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won three meetings, drawn three games, and lost two meetings.

Winning this fixture will see Rennes on 34 points.

Good atacking and defensive team

It’s an easy statement to make, but to win you simply have to score more goals than your opponent. Rennes have been consistently applying this principle, whilst remaining defensively solid as a unit this season, with 16 goals in their previous games. They have a good scoring stats of 33 goals. Their stand out attacking players have been Martin Terrier (8), Gaetan Laborde (6), and Kamal-Deen Sulemana (4).

Bruno Genesio could be missing up to four of their players through injury or illness for the game on Wednesday.

AS Mónaco v Rennes – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Monaco and Rennes have faced each other 53 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Monaco’s favour (26 – 16). Also, Monaco have won all five of the previous six matches played against Rennes.

Monaco’s win probability is 44.44 percent in this game.

Other players of note for Monaco are Sofiane Diop and Kevin Volland with five goals and four goals respectively and for Rennes are Gaetan Laborde and Kamal-Deen Sulemana with six goals and four goals respectively.

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