Nantes arrive at Roazhon Park on Sunday for the Ligue 1 fixture with home side Rennes.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Rennes v Nantes are shown below including the latest game odds.
Rennes head into this fixture following on from a 2-2 Ligue 1 draw vs Reims.
In that game, Rennes managed 58% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 8 on target. The only player to score for Rennes was Serhou Guirassy (75', 83'). Stade de Reims got 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. Boulaye Dia (60') and Ghislain Konan (81') scored for Reims.
It has been seldom in recent times that Rennes have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Rennes have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 7 goals during that time.
Heading into this contest, Rennes are unbeaten in the league by Nantes in their last 2 matches.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Nice in Ligue 1 competition, Nantes and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Nantes managed 49% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Nantes was Abdoulaye Touré (32'). At the other end, OGC Nice had 17 shots at goal with 8 on target. Kasper Dolberg (11', 29') scored for Nice.
In their previous 6 clashes, Nantes have helped themselves to the sum of 7 goals. Les Canaris have also managed to score on each one of those occasions. In that time, their defenders have had 8 goals scored by their opponents. Historical results aside, it remains to be seen if such a trend will continue on here in this game or not.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Nantes:
- have not registered a win against Rennes in away games against them for the last 6 league matches. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 20/04/2018 shows that Rennes have won 2 of these and Nantes 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 3.
A combined total of 11 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them from Rennes and 5 being from Les Canaris. The average goals per game has been 1.83.
The previous league encounter between these sides was Ligue 1 match day 18 on 06/01/2021 when it finished Nantes 0-0 Rennes.
That day, Nantes managed 28% possession and 7 shots on goal with 2 on target.
Rennes had 8 attempts on goal with 0 on target.
The match was refereed by Jérémie Pignard.
Team News: Rennes
Rennes manager Bruno Génésio doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all coming into this clash with a completely injury-free squad to choose from. Jérémy Doku will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Nantes
With a fully healthy group ready to go, Nantes manager Antoine Kombouaré doesn’t have any fitness worries at all before this clash.
Rennes certainly have the ability to create enough chances to score more than one against Nantes, who may well struggle to score themselves.
We can therefore see a comfortable 2-0 winning margin for Rennes at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Roazhon Park (29,778)
Captain: Damien Da Silva
Chairman: Nicolas Holveck
Manager: Bruno Génésio
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 7
⭐ Star Man: Martin Terrier
Generally taking up the Striker position, Martin Terrier was born in Armentières, France. Having played his first senior match for Lille in the 2016 - 2017 season, the accomplished Forward has bagged 5 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 27 appearances.