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The Ligue 1 meeting at Stade Francis-Le Blé on Sunday sees home side Brest do battle with Rennes.
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Brest will be looking for an improved result here following a 3-0 Ligue 1 losing effort in their last game against Paris Saint-Germain.
In that match, Brest managed 40% possession and 12 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. For their opponents, Paris Saint-Germain got 22 attempts at goal with 11 of them on target. Moise Kean (16'), Mauro Icardi (81') and Pablo Sarabia (83') scored for Paris Saint-Germain.
Three or more goals per match have been seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Brest have played. Their opponents scored 10 of them in these games whereas Les Ty' Zefs managed a tally of 9.
Analysis of their past results shows that Brest:
- have left without a victory over Rennes in their previous 7 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 5 home league matches.
In their previous game, Rennes drew 2-2 in the Ligue 1 tie with Lyon.
In that game, Rennes managed 55% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Rennes, the goalscorers were Clément Grenier (20') and Benjamin Bourigeaud (55'). Olympique Lyonnais got 13 shots at goal with 4 on target. Memphis Depay (79') and Jason Denayer (82') scored for Lyon.
A series of steadfast performances by the Rennes defence has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their last 6 outings in total. During the same time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 9. Such a trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, however.
Their previous form shows that Rennes:
- remain unbeaten by Brest when having played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head clashes going back to 08/12/2012 tells us that Brest have won 0 of these & Rennes 2, with the number of draws standing at 4.
A total of 13 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 5 from Les Ty' Zefs and 8 created by Rennes. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.17.
The previous league meeting between the two was Ligue 1 match day 9 on 31/10/2020 and the score finished Rennes 2-1 Brest.
On that occasion, Rennes managed 68% possession and 24 shots at goal with 8 on target. The goals were scored by Damien Da Silva (66') and Nayef Aguerd (70').
Brest got 9 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Franck Honorat (57') scored.
The referee was Stephanie Frappart.
Team News: Brest
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just one fitness concern for the Brest gaffer Olivier Dall’Oglio to be concerned about from an otherwise fully-primed squad. Denys Bain (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) is out of contention.
Team News: Rennes
Rennes manager Julien Stéphan has a number of players out of action. Serhou Guirassy (Ankle Injury), Damien Da Silva (Muscle Injury) and Flavien Tait (Ankle Surgery) won’t be making appearances.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Brest might need a bit of good fortune to be putting a goal past this Rennes team who we think will emerge victorious.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a hard-fought 0-1 advantage for Rennes at the end of the match.
Should be a close one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Francis-Le Blé (15,931)
Chairman: Denis Le Saint
Manager: Olivier Dall’Oglio
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 11
🔑 Star Player: Franck Honorat
Generally taking up the Right Wing position, Franck Honorat was born in France. Having made his senior debut playing for Nice in the 2013 - 2014 season, the skilful Forward has hit 5 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 18 appearances.