Ligue 1 – Angers SCO face Rennes

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This Sunday sees Angers go head to head with Rennes at the Stade Raymond Kopa – Kick-off 1:00pm GMT.

Visitors Rennes, will be keen to maintain or improve their League position, (fifth), when they face nineteenth placed Angers.

Angers SCO require a positive result, as Rennes go to the Stade Raymond Kopa

It was three points secured for Angers in their last fixture, beating Tolouse FC 3-2 at Stadium de Toulouse.

Also, the relegation zone is not where Angers want to be at the end of the season, but that is where they are heading, unless they can get out of their losing habit. Le SCO have lost seven of their last nine fixtures in the Ligue 1. They currently stand nineteenth in the League, with eight points for a total of 2 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws having won two fixtures, drawn two meetings, and lost seven matches.

Playing at home, Angers have won one game, drawn one game, and lost four games.

Angers SCO will have 11 points if they manage to secure a victory.

It is likely that two key players will miss Sunday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Gerald Baticle and his Angers team.

Rennes have so far accrued 21 points in this season of the Ligue 1

Rennes will be full of confidence, going into this fixture on that back of two successive wins against Lyon and Nantes. They will need this if they are to retain their run.

Also, success in football comes from winning more games than your opponents, simply put, if Rennes can continue to extend their winning streak from three games then Bruno Genesio’s squad will have an incredible season. With 21 points (6W, 2L and 3D), they are established in fifth position in the League having won six games, drawn three meetings, and lost two matches.

Playing away from home, Rennes have won one game, drawn three matches, and lost one game.

Winning this fixture will see Rennes on 24 points.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring record of 23 goals. Their stand out attacking players have been Martin Terrier (7), Amine Gouiri (4), and Arthur Theate (2). Rennes have conceded 11 goals.

Injury and illness have depleted Bruno Genesio’s Rennes and they will likely be missing five key personnel for Sunday’s match.

Angers SCO v Rennes – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Rennes with a greater number of wins. In the last 21 meetings, they have enjoyed 12 victories, to Angers’s three wins. In addition, Rennes have won ten out of 16 games when visiting Angers. March 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Le SCO took all three points winning 2-0.

Other standout players for Angers are Sofiane Boufal and Adrien Hunou with three goals both and for Rennes are Martin Terrier and Amine Gouiri with seven goals each.