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Ligue 1 – Rennes take on Clermont Foot

Rennes vs. Clermont Foot

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The Roazhon Park sees Wednesday action as Rennes take on Cleermont – 7:00pm GMT.

Rennes, currently sitting sixteenth, host sixth placed Cleermont on Wednesday.

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

Whilst Rennes need a positive result from this fixture, they cannot afford to throw caution to the wind. Another successive defeat for The Rennais after losing against Olympique de Marseille and Reims would represent a worrying sign of where they are just now.

Some statistics are more relevant than others they say, and three losses for Rennes seems very relevant. With five points, they are established in sixteenth in the League having won one game, drawn two fixtures, and lost three meetings.

Playing at home, Rennes have won one game, drawn one game, and lost one game.

A win in this fixture would take Rennes’s points to 8 in the League.

Rennes’s squad has depth, but even so, Bruno Genesio is likely to be missing four of they key players when they start Wednesday’s game.

Clermont Foot’s Ligue 1 season, has so far seen them gain nine points, going into this game

Losing away to Paris Saint-Germain 4-0, which followed them drawing home to Brest 1-1, this is a worrying run of form for Cleermont Manager Pascal Gastien, who goes into this fixture, knowing that only a positive result will be good enough.

Cleermont have developed a habit of drawing football matches this season, which is reflected by their position in the table. With nine points, they currently sit sixth in the League having won two fixtures, drawn three matches, and lost one game.

Cleermont will travel to Rennes with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with one victory and one darts.

Victory for Clermont Foot would take their points tally to 12 so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

Cleermont will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (10). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Elbasan Rashani (4), Mohamed Bayo (3), and Arthur Desmas (1). Cleermont have shown a poor consistency in defence so far, having conceded 10 goals in their previous games.

Injury and illness have depleted Pascal Gastien’s Cleermont and they will likely be missing five key personnel for Wednesday’s match.

Rennes v Clermont Foot – Head-to-Head.

The last time both teams met in this competition was September 2007 and the score line ended up with a 0-1 away win for The Rennais. The likelihood of both sides scoring again in the Roazhon Park is rated at 57.8%.

There is a 49.75 percent probability of a Rennes win.

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