Ligue 1 Action at the Roazhon Park – Rennes face Nantes
Nantes to face sixth Rennes on Sunday at the Roazhon Park, with Antoine Kombouare’s squad currently occupying sixteenth place in the League.
Rennes have so far accrued 15 points in this season of the Ligue 1
The warning signs are there for Bruno Genesio going into this game, following a loss to RC Strasburg in their last game and a draw against Olympique de Marseille before that. Only a positive result will be good enough.
Also, Rennes keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last seven matches is astonishing this season. Their position is sixth in the League and they have 15 points, that is, 4W, 2L and 3D having won four meetings, drawn three fixtures, and lost two matches.
When Rennes host Nantes, they will do so on the back of three wins and one defeats on their own ground.
Victory for Rennes would take their points tally to 18 so far this season.
Good Attacking Performance
They have a good scoring stats of 17 goals. This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Martin Terrier (4), Arthur Theate (2), and Amine Gouiri (2). Rennes have conceded nine goals.
Rennes’s squad will likely be depleted of four of their key players when they start on Sunday, due to injury or illness.
Nantes arrive at this game, having secured seven points so far this season
Nantes will be buoyant, following a 4-1 away win against AS Mónaco in their last fixture.
Also, league success is all about winning football matches, any way you can, so three losses in four fixtures would not make this a successful season for Nantes. With seven points (1W, 4L and 4D), they are established in sixteenth position in the League having won one game, drawn four matches, and lost four fixtures.
Playing away from home, Nantes have drawn two games and lost three matches.
A victory for Nantes would put them on 10 points.
Nantes’s squad has depth, but even so, Antoine Kombouare is likely to be missing three of they key players when they start Sunday’s game.
Rennes v Nantes – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels both clubs have previously played each other 50 times with the tally being 18 victories and 15 draws for Rennes. In addition, Nantes have left Rennes with a win on eleven out of 20 meetings. Their most recent encounter in this competition The Yellow House delivered a 0-1 away win.
Other standout players for Rennes are Arthur Theate and Amine Gouiri with two goals and two goals respectively and for Nantes are Moses Simon and Mostafa Mohamed with three goals each.