Ligue 1 – RC Lens to face Rennes on Match-day 4
Ninth placed Rennes, are away to third placed Lens on Saturday.
RC Lens go into this meeting with seven points secured
The warning signs are there for Franck Haise going into this game, following a loss to AS Mónaco in their last game and a draw against AC Ajaccio before that. Only a positive result will be good enough.
Also, Lens keep finding ways to win, having secured two victories in their last three meetings is astonishing this season. With seven points (2W, 0L and 1D), they are established in third position in the League having won two matches and drawn one game.
Playing at home, Lens have won one game.
RC Lens will have 10 points if they manage to secure a victory.
Good Attacking Performance
Lens have a good scoring record this season, with seven netted so far (6 from open play and one penalty). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Florian Sotoca (3), Deiver Machado (1), and Seko Fofana (1). Lens have conceded three goals.
Lens’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Franck Haise, ahead of this Saturday’s fixture against their opponents.
It’s four points so far for Rennes this season, going into this game
It was three points secured for Rennes in their last fixture, beating AC Ajaccio 2-1 at Roazhon Park.
Also, Rennes have enjoyed excellent form all season. With four points, they currently sit ninth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 1 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws having won one game, drawn one game, and lost one game.
Rennes will travel to Lens with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with one dart.
Victory for Rennes would take their points tally to 7 so far this season.
Rennes are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Bruno Genesio is concerned that Saturday’s fixture could see him without seven of his key players
RC Lens v Rennes – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels these two sides have met 40 times before this fixture, with each recording wins on 15 occasions. Additionally, Rennes have repeatedly tasted defeat at the hands of Lens in seven out of the previous nine games with them. January 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Blood and Gold took all three points winning 1-0.
Players to watch
For Lens, Florian Sotoca, one of their best scorers, has nettedthree goals in three League fixtures this Ligue 1 Season, while Arthur Theate is a top performing player who has scoredtwo goals in three League matches this campaign for Rennes.