Rennes v Montpellier: Ligue 1 Action on Match-day 13

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Sunday Ligue 1 action from the Roazhon Park, as Rennes take on Montpellier.

Rennes, currently sitting fourth, host thirteenth placed Montpellier on Sunday.

Rennes go into this fixture with 24 points secured

Having lost to Angers SCO in their last game, Bruno Genesio’s men must reset and try to gain a positive result in this match.

Also, Rennes have enjoyed excellent form all season. They currently stand fourth in the League, with 24 points for a total of 7 wins, 2 losses and 3 draws having won seven meetings, drawn three fixtures, and lost two matches.

Playing at home, Rennes have won five games and lost one game.

A victory for Rennes would put them on 27 points.

Good Attacking Performance

Rennes will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (25). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Martin Terrier (7), Amine Gouiri (5), and Arthur Theate (2). Rennes have conceded 12 goals.

Rennes’s squad will likely be depleted of four of their key players when they start on Sunday, due to injury or illness.

It’s 12 points so far for Montpellier this season, going into this match

This match sees Montpellier looking for a return to form, following a defeat in their last match against Lyon.

Also, Montpellier have a huge task to over-turn their rivals in this game, having already lost four meetings this season. Their position is thirteenth in the League and they have 12 points, that is, 4W, 8L and 0D having won four games and lost eight fixtures.

Montpellier will travel to Rennes with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with one victory and four defeats.

Montpellier will have 15 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Good Attacking Performance

Montpellier have a good scoring record this season, with 22 netted so far (21 from open play and one penalty). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Sepe Elye Wahi (6), Arnaud Nordin (3), and Teji Savanier (3). Montpellier have shown a very poor consistency in defence, having conceded 24 goals in their previous games.

Montpellier are missing four players through injury or illness. This will affect Romain Pitau’s selection choices significantly.

Rennes v Montpellier – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels both clubs have previously played each other 47 times with the tally being 21 wins and 12 draws for Rennes. Also, the two teams have drawn three of the last six games played between them. The last time they played each other in this competition was February 2022 and the score line ended up with a 2-4 away win for Montpellier.

Players to watch

For Rennes, Martin Terrier, one of their best scorers, has nettedseven goals in 12 League fixtures so far, while Sepe Elye Wahi contributed withsix goals in 12 League matches this season for Montpellier.

Other standout players for Rennes are Martin Terrier and Amine Gouiri with seven goals each and for Montpellier are Arnaud Nordin and Teji Savanier with three goals and three goals respectively.