The Ligue 1 fixture at Roazhon Park on Friday will see home side Rennes do battle with opponents Angers SCO.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Rennes v Angers SCO match are shown here (inc. the best betting odds).
Rennes enter this match following a 1-1 Champions League stalemate against FC Krasnodar.
In that match, Rennes had 62% possession and 18 shots at goal with 7 on target. The scorer for Rennes was Serhou Guirassy (56'). At the other end, FC Krasnodar got 10 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Cristian Ramírez (59') scored for FC Krasnodar.
Rennes have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets recently, although they’ve also managed to score goals themselves. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that Rennes have conceded in 5 of them while also managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those matches. We shall soon find out if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Going into this one, Rennes are unbeaten in their last 7 league matches at home.
Previously, Angers SCO drew 1-1 in the Ligue 1 tie with FC Metz.
In that match, Angers SCO had 46% possession and 7 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Angers SCO was Thomas Mangani (38'). For their opponents, FC Metz got 7 shots at goal with 3 on target. Opa Nguette (39') was the scorer for FC Metz.
The numbers tell their own story, and Angers SCO have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 15 goals overall. At the back, Les Scoïstes could really do with shoring things up.
Coming into this meeting, Angers SCO have not won away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head results going back to 29/11/2017 shows that these fixtures have not been kind to Angers SCO. They’ve not managed to come away with any victories whatsoever whereas Rennes have been superior, winning in 83% of those match-ups.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 23 in all at an average of 3.83 goals per meeting.
Team News: Rennes
There’s just a single fitness concern for the Rennes boss Julien Stéphan to contend with from a near full-strength set of players. Faitout Maouassa (Ankle Surgery) misses out.
Team News: Angers SCO
Due to a completely healthy group available to choose from, Angers SCO boss Stéphane Moulin has no fitness worries whatsoever before this match.
We believe that Angers SCO must be fancied to put one past this Rennes outfit, although that may not be as many as they’ll concede.
Our tip is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 win for Rennes after the 90. It really should be an interesting one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Roazhon Park (29,778)
Captain: Damien Da Silva
Chairman: Nicolas Holveck
Manager: Julien Stéphan
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 2, Champions League (Group E)
⭐ Key Player: Serhou Guirassy
Customarily deployed in the Striker position, Serhou Guirassy was born in Arles, France. Having played his first senior match for Stade Lavallois in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed to score 3 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 6 appearances.