Ligue 1 – Rennes to face Lille on Match-day 16

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Next Wednesday at 9:00pm GMT, on matchday 16 of the Ligue 1, we will see Rennes play Lille at the Roazhon Park.

Rennes, who are themselves currently struggling in second place in the League, are -10 points above thirteenth placed Lille going into the clash.

Rennes have so far accrued 28 points in this season of the Ligue 1

Bruno Genesio will hope that success brings further success, as his side look for another win in a row. Their last two outings resulted in victories against FC Lorient and Montpellier.

Also, Rennes keep finding ways to win, having secured six victories in their last seven fixtures is astonishing this season, which is responsible for their Champion’s League qualification position. With 28 points (8W, 3L and 4D), they are established in second position in the League having won eight matches, drawn four meetings, and lost three games.

Rennes’s home record is commendable, having won six matches, drawn one game, and lost one game this season. This record should be most concerning for Lille.

A win in this fixture would take Rennes’s points to 31 in the League.

Good atacking and defensive team

Rennes’s defence has been rock solid so far, only conceding 12 goals in their previous matches. They have a good scoring rate of 26 goals. This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Gaetan Laborde (7), Martin Terrier (5), and Kamal-Deen Sulemana (4).

It is likely that three key players will miss Wednesday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Bruno Genesio and his Rennes team.

This season’s Ligue 1 campaign, has so far seen Lille achieve 18 points

Having dropped a total of four points in their past two games, Jocelyn Gourvennec won’t be devastated by those results, but will be eager to secure a consistent run of form.

Also, a draw statistic of three in three matches is not all bad, but unfortunately will not bring the success Jocelyn Gourvennec’s men wishes for ultimately. Their position is thirteenth in the League and they have 18 points, that is, 4W, 5L and 6D having won four fixtures, drawn six meetings, and lost five games.

With a poor record on the road, which amounts to one win, three draws, and four defeats, it is hard to predict a positive outcome for Lille as they travel once more.

Winning this fixture will see Lille on 21 points.

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

Rennes v Lille – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels when these two sides meet, a draw is never usually the expected outcome. In the past 53 matches, Lille have won 21 wins and Rennes 16 victories. The last time they played each other in this competition Rennes delivered a 0-1 away win. The likelihood of both sides getting on the scoresheet again in the Roazhon Park is rated at 57.8%.

Rennes to win has a 45.25 percent probability.

Other standout players for Rennes are Martin Terrier and Kamal-Deen Sulemana with five goals and four goals respectively and for Lille are Jonathan David and Burak Yilmaz with 10 goals each.

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