Rennes & Lyon meet on Match-day 11

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The Roazhon Park sees Sunday action as Rennes take on Lyon – 3:00pm GMT.

Lyon will travel to Rennes, as ninth plays sixth in the table.

Rennes arrive at this fixture, having secured 18 points so far this season

Rennes will hope to increase their wins in a row, having secured a 3-0 victory over Nantes in their last fixture.

Also, Rennes keep finding ways to win, having secured five victories in their last eight games is astonishing this season. Now they have 5 matches won, 2 games lost and 3 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in sixth place, with a total of 18 points having won five meetings, drawn three fixtures, and lost two matches.

When Rennes host Lyon, they will do so on the back of four victories and one losses on their own ground.

A win in this fixture, would take Rennes’s points from 18 to 21, so far this season.

Good atacking and defensive team

Rennes have a solid defence, with only nine goals conceded in their previous games. Rennes have a good scoring record this season, with 20 netted so far. This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Martin Terrier (5), Amine Gouiri (3), and Arthur Theate (2).

Rennes’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Bruno Genesio, ahead of this Sunday’s fixture against their opponents.

Lyon have 14 points to their name, going into this tie

Laurent Blanc’s men were held to a disappointing draw against Tolouse FC in their last fixture, he will be keen to improve on that in this game.

Also, suffering four losses in five games is a terrible run of form for any club, Laurent Blanc’s Lyon will know this and will be hopeful of turning it around. Their position is ninth in the League and they have 14 points, that is, 4W, 4L and 2D having won four games, drawn two fixtures, and lost four matches.

Playing away from home, Lyon have drawn one game and lost three meetings.

A win in this fixture would take Lyon’s points to 17 in the League.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring rate of 17 goals (16 from open play and one penalty). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Tete (5), Karl Toko Ekambi (4), and Alexandre Lacazette (4). Lyon have conceded 12 goals.

Injury and illness have depleted Laurent Blanc’s Lyon and they will likely be missing two key personnel for Sunday’s match.

Rennes v Lyon – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Lyon with a greater number of wins. In the last 56 meetings, they have enjoyed 23 wins, to Rennes’s 16 wins. In addition, Lyon have been hugely successful away to Rennes of late, winning 20 matches times in the last ten. Their most recent encounter in this competition Lyon secured a 2-4 away win.

Players to watch

For Rennes, Martin Terrier is a top performing player who has scoredfive goals in 10 League games this campaign, while Tete contributed withfive goals in 10 League fixtures this Ligue 1 Season for Lyon.

Other players of note for Rennes are Martin Terrier and Amine Gouiri with five goals both and for Lyon are Karl Toko Ekambi and Alexandre Lacazette with four goals and four goals respectively.