Ligue 1 – Lille at home to Rennes

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Ligue 1 action on Sunday as Lille and Rennes meet at the Stade Pierre Mauroy – 5:05pm GMT.

Visitors Rennes, will be keen to maintain or improve their League position, (fourth), when they face seventh placed Lille.

Lille arrive at this game, having secured 22 points so far this season

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

Also, Lille keep finding ways to win, having secured six victories in their last 10 meetings is astonishing this season. With 22 points, they currently sit seventh in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 7 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws having won seven fixtures, drawn one game, and lost five games.

When Lille host Rennes, they will do so on the back of four wins and two defeats on their own ground.

A victory for Lille would put them on 25 points.

Good Attacking Performance

Lille have a good scoring record this season, with 25 netted so far (23 from open play and two penalties). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Jonathan David (9), Jonathan Bamba (4), and Remy Cabella (3). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Lille so far, having conceded 22 goals in their last matches so far.

Paulo Fonseca will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of three of his Lille players.

Rennes have so far accrued 27 points in this season of the Ligue 1

With a win in their previous game, (3-0) against Montpellier, Rennes will likely be in a positive frame of mind.

Also, success in football comes from winning more games than your opponents, simply put, if Rennes can continue to extend their winning streak from five games then they will have an incredible season. Now they have 8 matches won, 2 games lost and 3 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in fourth place, with a total of 27 points having won eight fixtures, drawn three games, and lost two matches.

Rennes’ away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Lille. In the 6 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won two meetings, drawn three fixtures, and lost one game.

Victory for Rennes would take their points tally to 30 so far this season.

Good atacking and defensive team

Rennes have shown a good defensive performance, having only conceded 12 goals in their previous games. Rennes will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (28). Their stand out attacking players have been Martin Terrier (8), Amine Gouiri (6), and Arthur Theate (2).

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

Lille v Rennes – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels both clubs have already faced each other 55 times with the result being 22 victories and 17 draws for Lille. In addition, the last 11 games against Rennes have resulted in six wins for Lille. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was May 2022 and the score line ended up with a 2-2 draw.

Performance Report

For Lille, Jonathan David scorednine goals in 13 League fixtures this campaign, while Martin Terrier contributed witheight goals in 13 League fixtures this season for Rennes.

Other players of note for Lille are Jonathan Bamba and Remy Cabella with four goals and three goals respectively and for Rennes are Martin Terrier and Amine Gouiri with eight goals each.