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The Ligue 1 clash at Stade Bollaert-Delelis on Saturday will see home side RC Lens facing opposition in the form of Rennes.
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RC Lens will play in this fixture following a 2-2 Coupe De France drawn match against Lille.
In that game, RC Lens had 58% possession and 26 shots at goal with 11 of them on target. The scorer for RC Lens was Seko Fofana (67', 95'). LOSC Lille Métropole got 8 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Amadou Onana (28', 33') was the scorer for Lille. RC Lens won the match 4-3 in a dramatic penalty shootout.
RC Lens have not been the best at stopping their opponents recently, but they’ve also managed to score goals themselves. Over their last 6 matches, RC Lens have been punished defensively in 5 of them in addition to managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those games.
Taking a look at their past results, RC Lens:
- have not been beaten in the league by Rennes in their previous 3 matches.
- have not beaten Rennes in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league games.
In their last fixture, Rennes drew 1-1 in the Coupe De France tie with AS Nancy Lorraine.
In that match, Rennes had 68% possession and 21 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. The scorer for Rennes was Jérémy Doku (58'). AS Nancy Lorraine got 13 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Mickaël Biron (78') scored for AS Nancy Lorraine. The game was won 3-4 by AS Nancy Lorraine on penalties.
In their previous half-dozen outings, Rennes have helped themselves to a tally of 12 goals. Rennes have also scored in every single one of those games. During that period, they’ve had 5 goals scored by their opponents. Still, time will tell whether the trend might be replicated in this upcoming game or not.
Ahead of this meeting, Rennes remain undefeated by RC Lens when having played them away from home in the previous 7 league matches. An impressive run.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head clashes going back to 26/02/2011 shows us that RC Lens have won 1 of them and Rennes 3, with the tally of drawn games standing at 2.
9 goals were produced between them in this period, with 3 of them from Les Artésiens and 6 belonging to Rennes. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.5.
The last league game between these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 1 on 08/08/2021 and the score finished Rennes 1-1 RC Lens.
That time, Rennes managed 60% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Kamaldeen Sulemana (14').
On the other side, RC Lens got 11 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Seko Fofana (19') scored.
The match was refereed by Bastien Dechepy.
Team News: RC Lens
Mamadou Camara (Unknown Injury) and Wuilker Fariñez (Corona virus) won’t be playing for RC Lens boss Franck Haise.
It’s our opinion that Les Artésiens could go for a 3-5-2 formation for the game, utilising Jean-Louis Leca, Jonathan Gradit, Kevin Danso, Facundo Medina, Jonathan Clauss, C. Oumar Doucoure, Patrick Berg, Seko Fofana, P. Frankowski, Florian Sotoca and A. Kalimuendo-Muinga.
Team News: Rennes
Thanks to a largely available group, there’s just the sole fitness problem for the Rennes boss Bruno Génésio to be concerned with. Jérémy Gélin (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be in action.
We’re of the thinking that Rennes could decide to elect for a 4-3-3 formation with a starting lineup of Dogan Alemdar, Lorenz Assignon, Warmed Omari, Loic Bade, Adrien Truffert, Flavien Tait, Baptiste Santamaria, Lovro Majer, Benjamin Bourigeaud, Gaetan Laborde and Jeremy Doku.
In our view, Rennes and RC Lens may both struggle to make a breakthrough here.
A scoreless draw looks like a real possibility, but we’ll see what happens. Therefore, we predict a very even match with a 0-0 draw at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Bollaert-Delelis (38,223)
Captain: Yannick Cahuzac
Chairman: Joseph Oughourlian
Manager: Franck Haise
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 9, Coupe De France (10th Round)
⭐ Key Man: Przemysław Frankowski
Customarily played in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Przemysław Frankowski was born in Poland. Having made his senior debut playing for Lechia Gdańsk in the 2012 - 2013 season, the talented Midfielder has netted 4 league goals in the Ligue 1 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in 19 appearances.