Ligue 1 – Rennes – Paris Saint-Germain on Match-day 36

Rennes vs. Paris Saint-Germain

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Sunday fixture at the Roazhon Park – 9:00pm GMT.

Sunday at the Roazhon Park, as Rennes host PSG in the Ligue 1.

With Champion’s League positions always a key motivation, second placed PSG remain in contention as they travel to seventh placed Rennes.

This season’s Ligue 1 campaign, has so far seen Rennes 54 points

Rennes come to this fixture on the back of a 1-0 away loss against Bordeaux at the Matmut Atlantique Stadiums.

Rennes keep finding ways to win, having secured five victories in their last seven fixtures is astonishing this season. Their position is seventh in the League, and they have 54 points having won 15 matches, drawn nine fixtures, and lost 11 games.

Rennes have won eight matches, drawn three games, and lost six meetings of their 17 League matches at home this season.

Victory for Rennes would take their points tally to 57 so far this season.

Rennes are no strangers this Season to illness and injury and Bruno Genesio is concerned that Sunday’s fixture could see him without four of his key players.

Paris Saint-Germain’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 75 points this season

Another victory would be a terrific achievement, but that is what Mauricio Pochettino will be asking from his team, as they go into this game on the back of strong results after beating RC Lens 2-1 and FC Metz 1-3

PSG keep finding ways to win, having secured 13 victories in their last 17 meetings is astonishing this season, which has contributed significantly to their rise up the table. With 75 points, they are established in second in the League having won 24 matches, drawn three games, and lost eight fixtures.

PSG will travel to Rennes with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with 12 wins and two darts.

A win in this fixture, would take Paris Saint-Germain’s points from 75 to 78, so far this season.

Good atacking and defensive team

PSG have conceded 27 goals so far, so their defence can be considered to be strong. PSG have a good scoring record this season, with 79 netted so far (69 from open play and 10 penalties). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Kylian Mbappe (25), Moise Kean (12), and Mauro Icardi (7).

Mauricio Pochettino could be missing up to four of their players through injury or illness for the game on Sunday.

Rennes v Paris Saint-Germain Head-to-Heads.

The recent form between these two sides has seen PSG with a greater number of wins. In the last 57 meetings, they have enjoyed 29 wins, to Rennes’s 17 victories. Additionally, PSG have been hugely successful away to Rennes of late, winning 16 meetings times in the last nine. Their most recent encounter in this competition was November 2020 and the score line ended up with a 3-0 away win for Les Parisiens.

For Rennes, Martin Terrier contributed with
nine goals in 35 League games this Ligue 1 Season, while Kylian Mbappe scored
25 goals in 35 League matches this season for PSG.

Other standout players for Rennes are Sehrou Guirassy and Benjamin Bourigeaud with eight goals and five goals respectively and for PSG are Moise Kean and Mauro Icardi with goals both}.

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