Ligue 1 – Troyes take on Rennes

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Ligue 1 action on Sunday as Troyes and Rennes meet at Stade de l’Aube – 5:05pm GMT.

Rennes currently sit in sixth place as they travel to eleventh placed Troyes.

Troyes go into this fixture with six points secured

Troyes come to this match on the back of a 2-4 away loss against AS Mónaco at Stade Louis Ii.

Also, that’s a run of two wins for Troyes. Their position is eleventh in the League and they have six points, that is, 2W, 3L and 0D having won two meetings and lost three games.

Troyes have won one game and lost one game of their two League matches at home this season.

Troyes will have 9 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good Attacking Performance

Troyes will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (10). Their stand out attacking players have been Florian Tardieu (3), Mama Balde (3), and Wilson Odobert (2). Bruno Irles will know the risks of constantly leaking goals throughout the season, with 13 goals conceded so far. He needs to find a way to shore-up the defence, in order that opponents are unable to take advantage of this.

Troyes may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

It’s seven points so far for Rennes this season, going into this match

Rennes will be hoping to increase their row, after victories over both Brest and RC Lens.

Also, Rennes keep finding ways to win, having secured two victories in their last three matches is astonishing this season. Now they have 2 matches won, 2 games lost and 1 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in sixth place, with a total of seven points having won two meetings, drawn one game, and lost two fixtures.

Playing away from home, Rennes have drawn one game and lost one game.

A win in this fixture, would take Rennes’s points from 7 to 10, so far this season.

It is likely that two key players will miss Sunday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Bruno Genesio and his Rennes team.

Troyes v Rennes – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the two clubs have already faced each other 21 times with the record being seven wins and eight draws for Troyes. Further, Troyes recent form against Rennes has been outstanding, winning on four out of the last five fixtures. February 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Troyes took all three points winning 4-1.

Players to watch

For Troyes, Florian Tardieu contributed withthree goals in five League games this campaign, while Arthur Theate is a top performing player who has scoredtwo goals in five League fixtures this season for Rennes.

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