Ligue 1 – Rennes at home to Auxerre
Rennes at home against Auxerre – Sunday – 5:05pm GMT – The Roazhon Park.
Twelfth placed Auxerre, are away to ninth placed Rennes on Sunday.
Rennes’ campaign so far has seen them accrue eight points this season
Rennes come to this match on the back of a 1-1 away draw against Troyes at Stade de l’Aube.
Also, with one draws in one game, Manager Bruno Genesio has plenty to ponder, going into the next fixture, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. With eight points (2W, 2L and 2D), they are established in ninth position in the League having won two games, drawn two meetings, and lost two fixtures.
Rennes have won two meetings and lost one game of their three League matches at home this season.
A win in this fixture, would take Rennes’s points from 8 to 11, 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.
This season’s Ligue 1 campaign, has so far seen Auxerre achieve seven points
Auxerre will have doubtless licked their wounds, following their recent defeat to Olympique de Marseille at Stade de l’Abbe-Deschamps. Jean-Marc Furlan’s men will hope that is enough to deliver a positive result in this match.
Also, Auxerre will be hopeful of shaking off the poor form that has seen them lose two games this Ligue 1 season. With a twelfth position in the league and 2 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, they currently have seven points in the League having won two fixtures, drawn one game, and lost three matches.
Auxerre will travel to Rennes with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with one victory and two defeats.
A victory for Auxerre would put them on 10 points.
Jean-Marc Furlan will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of four of his Auxerre players.
Rennes v Auxerre – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Auxerre with a greater number of wins. In the last 39 meetings, they have enjoyed 18 wins, to Rennes’s 13 wins. Further, Auxerre have left Rennes with a win on ten out of 20 matches. February 2014 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Auxerre took all three points winning 0-1 away.
Players to watch
For Rennes, Arthur Theate is one of the top performing players after having scoredtwo goals in six League matches so far, while Mathias Autret is a top performing player who has scoredtwo goals in six League games this season for Auxerre.