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Rennes & Nîmes meet on Match-day 38

Rennes vs. Nîmes

The game will be played this Sunday at 9:00pm GMT at the the Roazhon Park.

Sunday Ligue 1 action from the Roazhon Park, as Rennes take on Nîmes.

Right now, Rennes sit in seventh place in the League, 12 places higher than the nineteenth placed hosts, Nîmes.

Rennes’ Ligue 1 season, has so far seen them gain 55 points, going into this game

Bruno Genesio will know at the end of this next match, whether Rennes’s season is back on track, having lost their last fixture and drawn against Paris Saint-Germain before that.

They currently stand seventh in the League, with 55 points having won 15 meetings, drawn 10 fixtures, and lost 12 matches.

Rennes have won eight games, drawn four fixtures, and lost six meetings of their 18 League matches at home this season.

Victory for Rennes would take their points tally to 58 so far this season.

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

Pascal Plancque’s Nîmes, away to Rennes on Sunday, hoping to improve relegation prospects

Nîmes must take a positive approach to this game, if they are to get anything out of, following their recent defeat to Lyon at Stade Des Costieres.

These are challenging times for Pascal Plancque’s Nîmes, having suffered nine losses in 20 matches, and taking them into relegation territory. This is a run of form that has to be stopped quickly. They currently sit in nineteenth place, with a total of 35 points having won nine meetings, drawn eight fixtures, and lost 20 meetings.

Nîmes’ away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Rennes. In the 18 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won six games, drawn three matches, and lost nine fixtures.

A victory for Nîmes would put them on 38 points.

Nîmes 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 Nîmes Head-to-Heads.

Rennes and Nîmes have faced each other five times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Rennes’s favour (4 – 1). Also, Nîmes have repeatedly tasted defeat at the hands of Rennes in four out of the previous five matches with them. In their most recent meeting of this fixture, it was September 2020 and the score line ended up with a 2-4 away win for Rennes.

For Rennes, Martin Terrier has netted
nine goals in 37 League matches this season, while Renaud Ripart scored
11 goals and provided two assists in 37 League games this campaign for Nîmes.

Other players of note for Rennes are Sehrou Guirassy and Benjamin Bourigeaud with nine goals and six goals respectively and for Nîmes are Moussa Kone and Zinedine Ferhat with eight goals and six goals respectively.

*The credit for all of photos in this article belongs to AP*

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