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The Ligue 1 clash at Roazhon Park on Saturday sees home side Rennes go into battle with opponents Monaco.
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Rennes will be looking for another win after a 2-4 Ligue 1 success over Nîmes.
In that game, Rennes had 55% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For Rennes, the goalscorers were Serhou Guirassy (12', 39'), Nayef Aguerd (72') and Benjamin Bourigeaud (97'). Nîmes had 17 shots on goal with 9 on target. Adrián Cubas (36') and Zinedine Ferhat (55') scored for Nîmes.
Rennes haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 games.
They have claimed a sum of 15 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 6. With no two games being the same, we will just have to wait and see if such a trend might be sustained in this upcoming game or not.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Rennes:
- are winless against AS Monaco FC in their last 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 5 home league matches.
Monaco will go into this clash following on from a 2-1 Ligue 1 win with the eclipse of Nantes in their last match.
In that game, Monaco had 57% possession and 18 shots on goal with 5 on target. For Monaco, the scorers were Sofiane Diop (5') and Willem Geubbels (65'). On the other side, FC Nantes got 7 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Ludovic Blas (61') was the scorer for Nantes.
Monaco have attacked well of late, scoring 8 times in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Les Rouge et Blanc can also improve defensively after being scored against in 5 of those same matches.
Leading up to this clash, Monaco:
- have not beaten Stade Rennais FC when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- haven't been defeated by Stade Rennais FC when they've played them away from home in the last 4 league matches. A very good run of results for them.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 20/05/2017 shows us that Rennes have won 1 of them & Monaco 3, with the number of drawn matches being 2.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 22 in total which averages out at 3.67 goals per match.
The last league clash between these sides was Ligue 1 match day 10 on 20/10/2019 when it finished Monaco 3-2 Rennes.
In that match, Monaco managed 63% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The goalscorers were Wissam Ben Yedder (3', 93') and Islam Slimani (56').
Rennes had 10 shots on goal with 3 on target. Faitout Maouassa (12') and Adrien Hunou (48') scored.
The match was refereed by Hakim Ben El Hadj.
Team News: Rennes
There’s just the sole fitness concern for the Rennes manager Julien Stéphan to be concerned about from an otherwise complete group. James Léa Siliki (Tear in the abductor muscle) won’t play. Sacha Boey cannot play in this game through suspension.
It looks as if Rennes will probably use the 4-3-3 formation for this one, beginning the first half with Romain Salin, Faitout Maouassa, Nayef Aguerd, Damien Da Silva, Hamari Traore, Jonas Martin, Steven N'Zonzi, Eduardo Camavinga, Flavien Tait, Sehrou Guirassy and Raphinha.
Team News: Monaco
Due to a mostly available group of players, there’s just the one fitness worry for the Monaco manager Niko Kovač to contend with. Aleksandr Golovin (Hamstring Injury) won’t be in action.
From our viewpoint, Les Rouge et Blanc might utilise a 4-3-3 formation by sending out Radoslaw Majecki, Ruben Aguilar, Axel Disasi, Benoît Badiashile, Fodé Ballo, Sofiane Diop, Cesc Fàbregas, Aurelien Tchouameni, Kevin Volland, Wissam Ben Yedder and Gelson Martins.
We feel that Monaco are capable enough to score a goal against this Rennes team, however it isn’t expected to be as many as they will have scored against them.
We reckon that it will be a narrow 2-1 winning margin for Rennes after the 90. Let’s see what happens here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Roazhon Park (29,778)
Captain: Damien Da Silva
Chairman: Nicolas Holveck
Manager: Julien Stéphan
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 1
🔑 Key Man: Serhou Guirassy
Customarily deployed in the Striker position, Serhou Guirassy was born in Arles, France. Having made his senior debut playing for Stade Lavallois in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Forward has got 2 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 2 appearances.