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Rennes are the guests at Stade de la Meinau on Friday for the Ligue 1 showdown with home side Strasbourg.
View all of the Strasbourg v Rennes predictions, poll and stats below - as well as the best betting odds.
Strasbourg will be hoping to bounce back here following a 4-3 Ligue 1 losing effort in their last game against Montpellier.
In that game, Strasbourg managed 43% possession and 9 shots at goal with 5 on target. For Strasbourg, the goals were scored by Kenny Lala (22'), Habib Diallo (26') and Ludovic Ajorque (45'). Montpellier got 21 attempts on goal with 9 on target. Pedro Mendes (8'), Andy Delort (13', 31') and Gaëtan Laborde (68') scored for Montpellier.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times where Strasbourg have shown defensive steel. In fact, Le Racing have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 13 goals along the way.
Looking at their past form shows that Strasbourg:
- have not won against Rennes in their last 2 league games.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league matches.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Chelsea in Champions League action, Rennes and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Rennes had 51% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for Rennes was Serhou Guirassy (85'). For their opponents, Chelsea got 9 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Callum Hudson-Odoi (22') and Olivier Giroud (90') scored for Chelsea.
The attacking players from Rennes have been starved of goals over their previous six clashes, netting the unsatisfactory return of only 3. In those fixtures, Rennes have also seen the overall goal tally of opposing teams equal 11. Putting that to one side, time will tell if that trend will be replicated here in this match.
Their past results show that Rennes:
- haven't been beaten by Strasbourg when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 2 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head clashes dating back to 26/04/2008 tells us that Strasbourg have won 2 of these & Rennes 4, with the tally of drawn games being 0.
An aggregate of 18 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 7 for Le Racing and 11 belonging to Rennes. The average goals per game has been 3.
The previous league fixture between the two was Ligue 1 match day 3 on 25/08/2019 and the score finished Strasbourg 0-2 Rennes.
On that day, Strasbourg had 50% possession and 19 shots on goal with 3 on target.
Rennes got 7 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Clément Grenier (16') and M'Baye Niang (54') scored.
The referee was Ruddy Buquet.
Team News: Strasbourg
Matz Sels (Achilles tendon rupture) and Lebo Mothiba (Knee Injury) are unavailable for Strasbourg boss Thierry Laurey.
Team News: Rennes
Rennes manager Julien Stéphan has a number of players out of action. Martin Terrier (Ill), Nayef Aguerd (Ill) and Daniele Rugani (Thigh Problems) will miss out on this game.
Looking at these two, we feel that Rennes and Strasbourg could both end up scoring in a what should be a good tussle with little between the two teams.
Shouldn’t be much in it, and a draw looks quite a realistic result. We’re therefore predicting a hard-fought 1-1 score when the full-time whistle blows.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de la Meinau (26,280)
Captain: Stefan Mitrović
Chairman: Marc Keller
Manager: Thierry Laurey
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 19
⭐ Star Man: Mehdi Chahiri
Usually deployed in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Mehdi Chahiri was born in Grande-Synthe, France. After making a first senior appearance for Strasbourg in the 2020 - 2021 season, the talented Midfielder has accumulated 2 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 8 appearances.