Ligue 1 – Match-day 9 Sees RC Strasburg take on Rennes

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Saturday Ligue 1 action from the Stade de La Meinau, as RCSA take on Rennes.

It’s a clash of eighteenth vs eighth, as RCSA host Rennes at the Stade de La Meinau.

RC Strasburg arrive at this game, having secured five points so far this season

RCSA will be buoyant, following a 2-1 away win against Montpellier in their last fixture.

Also, RCSA seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with five draws in seven matches. They currently stand eighteenth in the League, with five points for a total of 0 wins, 3 losses and 5 draws having drawn five matches and lost three fixtures.

When RCSA host Rennes, they will do so on the back of three draws and one defeats on their own ground.

A win in this fixture, would take RC Strasburg’s points from 5 to 8, so far this season.

RCSA 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’ campaign so far has seen them accrue 12 points this season

Rennes will be hoping for a win, following a disappointing 1-1 away draw against Olympique de Marseille in their last game.

Also, a draw statistic of two in three games is not all bad, but unfortunately will not bring the success Bruno Genesio’s men wishes for ultimately. With 12 points (3W, 2L and 3D), they are established in eighth position in the League having won three matches, drawn three fixtures, and lost two games.

Rennes have drawn three matches and lost one game of their four League matches playing away this season.

Victory for Rennes would take their points tally to 15 so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring record of 14 goals. This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Martin Terrier (3), Arthur Theate (2), and Joe Rodon (1). Rennes have conceded eight goals.

Rennes are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Bruno Genesio is concerned that Saturday’s fixture could see him without two of his key players

RC Strasburg v Rennes – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the teams have already played each other 33 times with the result being 15 wins and eight draws for RCSA. In addition, the two teams have been unable to break the deadlock in the last two meetings, with draws on each occasion. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was April 2022 and the score line ended up with a 2-1 win for RC Strasburg.

Players to watch

For RCSA, Habib Diallo, one of their best scorers, has nettedthree goals in eight League matches this season, while Martin Terrier contributed withthree goals in eight League matches this campaign for Rennes.

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