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AC Ajaccio vs Rennes Live Stream, Predictions
The Ligue 1 clash at Stade François-Coty on Sunday will see home side AC Ajaccio take on Rennes.
View all of the AC Ajaccio v Rennes predictions, poll and stats below - as well as the best betting odds.
📏 Form Guide
AC Ajaccio will be hoping for a better result following the 5-0 Ligue 1 loss in their previous game against Paris Saint-Germain.
In that game, AC Ajaccio had 27% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The scorer for AC Ajaccio was Mohamed Youssouf (73' Own goal). For their opponents, Paris Saint-Germain got 16 shots on goal with 9 on target. Fabián Ruiz (22'), Achraf Hakimi (33') and Kylian Mbappé (47', 54') scored for Paris Saint-Germain.
AC Ajaccio have really been misfiring in recent times. Their goals record stands at just 1 against opposing sides during the course of their previous six fixtures. In those games, AC Ajaccio have also seen the tally of goals against them come to 14. We will see if that trend can be sustained here.
Taking a look at their past results, AC Ajaccio:
- have not been beaten in their last 2 home league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 5 matches in the league. Things will have to change soon.
Rennes come into this meeting following on from a 4-0 Ligue 1 win with the downing of ESTAC in their most recent match.
In that game, Rennes managed 67% possession and 26 shots at goal with 9 on target. For Rennes, goals were scored by Arthur Theate (14'), Benjamin Bourigeaud (65') and Karl Toko Ekambi (70', 74'). Troyes got 4 shots on goal with 0 of them on target.
Showing their predisposition for high-scoring encounters, we’ve had goals 21 times in the prior six games in which Rennes have taken to the pitch, making it a mean average of 3.5 goals for each meeting. Their opponents have got 8 of those goals.
Coming into this meeting, Rennes are without an away win for the past 3 matches in the league.
👥 Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head meetings dating back to 29/04/2012 tells us that AC Ajaccio have won 1 of these games & Rennes 4, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
In all, 21 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 8 from L 'Ours and 13 being from Rennes. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.5.
The last league fixture between these sides was Ligue 1 match day 3 on 21/08/2022 which finished with the scoreline of Rennes 2-1 AC Ajaccio.
On that occasion, Rennes managed 55% possession and 16 shots on goal with 7 on target. Goals were scored by Martin Terrier (18') and Arthur Theate (62').
At the other end, AC Ajaccio got 10 shots at goal with 3 on target. Mounaïm El Idrissy (57') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Hakim Ben El Hadj.
📋 Team News: AC Ajaccio
In all likelihood, L 'Ours will probably use a 4-3-3 system this time with Benjamin Leroy, Mohamed Youssouf, Clement Vidal, Fernand Mayembo, Ismael Diallo, Vincent Marchetti, Jean Botue, Mathieu Coutadeur, Ryad Nouri, Kevin Spadanuda and Mounaim El Idrissy.
📋 Team News: Rennes
Rennes manager Bruno Génésio has some current player fitness concerns. Xeka (Injury to the ankle), Djed Spence (Knee Injury), Adrien Truffert (Injury to the ankle) and Martin Terrier (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not able to play.
We are inclined to think that Rennes might utilise a 4-3-3 lineup, starting Steve Mandanda, Hamari Traore, Warmed Omari, Arthur Theate, Jeanuel Belocian, Benjamin Bourigeaud, Lesley Ugochukwu, Flavien Tait, Jeremy Doku, A. Kalimuendo-Muinga and Amine Gouiri.
Our assessment here is that AC Ajaccio will have their work cut out to put one past this Rennes outfit who we think might do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We’re therefore predicting a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 win for Rennes when all is said and done.
There should be little in it.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Lucas Pereira, 00:52 17/05/2023
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade François-Coty (10,660)
Captain: Mathieu Coutadeur
Chairman: Alain Orsoni
Manager: Olivier Pantaloni
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 18
🔑 Key Man: Youcef Belaïli
Typically played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Youcef Belaïli was born in Oran, Algeria. Having made a first senior appearance for Brest in the 2021 - 2022 season, the talented Midfielder has hit 6 league goals in this Ligue 1 2022 - 2023 campaign to date coming from a total of 23 appearances.
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|Time first goal conceded||29|
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|Mounaïm El Idrissy||6|