Ligue 1 – Season Continues – Saint-Étienne v Rennes on Match-day 17

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This Sunday sees ASSE go head to head with Rennes at the Stade Geoffroy Guichard – Kick-off 1:00pm GMT.

Rennes currently sit in third place as they travel to twentieth placed ASSE.

Saint-Étienne require a positive result, as Rennes go to the Stade Geoffroy Guichard

Claude Puel will not wish to see his side lose three matches in a row, so they will doubtless go into this match, determined to change their recent, disappointing run of form.

Also, Claude Puel may ponder the reasons why his ASSE team are struggling at the bottom of the table this season. But eight defeats out of the last 13 meetings, should be all the analysis that he really needs. They currently stand twentieth in the League, with 12 points for a total of 2 wins, 8 losses and 6 draws having won two meetings, drawn six fixtures, and lost eight games.

ASSE have won one game, drawn four meetings, and lost three games of their eight League matches at home this season.

A victory for Saint-Étienne would put them on 15 points.

ASSE are likely to be missing five of their key players when they start Sunday’s game, due to injury and illness.

Rennes arrive at this fixture, having secured 28 points so far this season

Only a positive result will be acceptable for Bruno Genesio’s men, following their recent home defeat at the hands of Lille in their last match.

Also, Rennes keep finding ways to win, having secured six victories in their last eight matches is astonishing this season. Now they have 8 matches won, 4 games lost and 4 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in third place, with a total of 28 points having won eight matches, drawn four games, and lost four fixtures.

Rennes’ away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to ASSE. In the 7 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won two meetings, drawn three fixtures, and lost two games.

Rennes will see 31 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Good atacking and defensive team

Rennes’s defence has been rock solid so far, only conceding 14 goals in their previous games. Rennes have a good scoring record this season, with 27 netted so far. This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Gaetan Laborde (6), Martin Terrier (5), and Kamal-Deen Sulemana (4).

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

Saint-Étienne v Rennes – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels it’s an encounter that strangely has tended to favour the local team with Rennes 17 wins and 18 draws. In addition, the two teams have been unable to break the deadlock in the last three games, with draws on each occasion.

The probability of a Rennes win is 53.76 percent.

Performance Report

For ASSE, Wahbi Khazri is a top performing player who has scored
seven goals in 16 League matches this campaign, while Gaetan Laborde, one of their best scorers, has netted
six goals in 16 League fixtures so far for Rennes.

Other standout players for ASSE are Denis Bouanga and Saidou Sow with three goals and two goals respectively and for Rennes are Martin Terrier and Kamal-Deen Sulemana with five goals and four goals respectively.

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