Rennes to Face FC Lorient in First Round

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Sunday – the Roazhon Park – Kick-off 5:05pm GMT.

The two clubs, Rennes and Lorient, will first meet at the Roazhon Park on Sunday, in this Season’s opening game.

The aim of Rennes’ Bruno Genesio is to get a shot at the title

The Ligue 1 position (4th) that Rennes achieved last year was amazing, but there’s a lot of work ahead for Bruno Genesio’s players if they want to repeat last year’s success.

Last year, the team showed what they were capable of in the Ligue 1 with an imposing record of 82 – 40 goals that allowed them to be one of the top flight teams in the league.

Going into Sunday’s game, Bruno Genesio without four of his players, due to illness or injury.

New season for Lorient; they will try to reach new heights

During last season, Lorient reached the 16th position in the standings after a hard year. Regarding this season, they’ll try to improve their records with hard work to meet the requirements of the Ligue 1.

With risky numbers put in last year, the team managed to finish the season with more goals conceded (63) than scored (35), but this is the time to assess team dynamics to have a better season.

Lorient are missing one players through injury or illness. This will affect Regis Le Bris’s selection choices significantly.

Rennes v FC Lorient – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Rennes and Lorient have faced each other 37 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Rennes’s favour (20 – 6). Further, Rennes recent form against Lorient has been outstanding, winning on eleven out of the last 19 games. The last time they played each other in this competition Rennes secured a 5-0 home win.