RC Lens & Rennes meet on Match-day 20

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Lens at home against Rennes – Saturday – 9:00pm GMT – The Stade Bollaert-Delelis.

This clash sees ninth placed Lens, welcome fourth placed Rennes to the Stade Bollaert-Delelis.

It’s 27 points so far for RC Lens this season, going into this fixture

Is this to be the game where Lens to put a halt to their recent record of poor results? They go into this fixture on the back of two recent defeats to Nice and Nantes.

Also, not winning, is becoming a habit for Lens, with no victories from their last six games. Now they have 7 matches won, 6 games lost and 6 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in ninth place, with a total of 27 points having won seven matches, drawn six meetings, and lost six games.

When Lens host Rennes, they will do so on the back of four victories, four darts, and one losses on their own ground.

RC Lens will have 30 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring stats of 33 goals (30 from open play and three penalties). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Arnaud Kalimuendo (6), Seko Fofana (5), and Przemyslaw Frankowski (4). Lens have conceded 28 goals.

Going into Saturday’s game, Franck Haise without four of his players, due to illness or injury.

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

If Rennes’s season is to maintain on track, they must put their recent poor form to an end in this game. In their last two outings, they lost 2-1 at AS Mónaco and 1-2 at Nice.

Also, Rennes keep finding ways to win, having secured eight victories in their last 13 games is astonishing this season. They currently stand fourth in the League, with 31 points for a total of 9 wins, 6 losses and 4 draws having won nine matches, drawn four meetings, and lost six fixtures.

Rennes’ away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Lens. In the 9 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won three matches, drawn three meetings, and lost three fixtures.

Victory for Rennes would take their points tally to 34 so far this season.

Good atacking and defensive team

Defence begins with attack and Rennes have defended well as a team, borne out by conceding 18 goals in their previous matches. Every player has contributed to them delivering a solid defensive display this Ligue 1 season. Rennes have a good scoring record this season, with 34 netted so far. This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Martin Terrier (9), Gaetan Laborde (6), and Kamal-Deen Sulemana (4).

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

RC Lens v Rennes – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the clubs have already played each other 39 times with the tally being 15 wins and 10 draws for Lens. In addition, seven of the past nine matches between Lens and Rennes have resulted in a Lens win. The last time both teams met in this competition was August 2021 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw- it’s a 60.24% likelihood that both sides will score again on Saturday.

Rennes to win – probability = 40.32 percent.

Performance Report

For Lens, Arnaud Kalimuendo contributed with
six goals in 19 League matches this Ligue 1 Season, while Martin Terrier scored
nine goals in 19 League fixtures for Rennes.

Other players of note for Lens are Arnaud Kalimuendo and Seko Fofana with six goals both and for Rennes are Gaetan Laborde and Kamal-Deen Sulemana with six goals and four goals respectively.

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