Preview: Rennes vs Paris Saint-Germain – prediction, team news, lineups
Paris Saint-Germain will aim to achieve eight wins out of eight in the 2021-22 Ligue 1 season when they travel to Roazhon Park to face Rennes on Sunday lunchtime.
Both teams achieved victories in their European mid-week matches, with Bruno Genesio’s side beating Vitesse in the Conference League, while PSG beat Manchester City in the Champions League.
Perhaps showing signs of steady change, Rennes named most of his heavy hitters in the first XI against Vitesse in Thursday’s Conference League clash, and the move paid off when Serhou Guirassy and Kamaldeen Sulemana scored in a 2-1 win despite sending Loic Bade off.
Les Rouge et Noir had gone four games without a win in all competitions before a 6-0 win at Clermont on 22 September, although they were limited to a slightly disappointing 1-1 draw with Bordeaux in their last Ligue 1 match. , as Mexer scored the tying goal in the 88th minute after Gaetan Laborde’s first goal.
However, four points from their last two matches is certainly an improvement for Rennes compared to their three-game losing streak to Angers, Reims and Marseille, but that early drop in form has seen them slide down to 13th in the standings afterwards. of eight games.
However, nine goals conceded is the fewest combined outside of the top six, and Rennes can certainly rely on his form at home since Genesio took over from Julien Stephan, winning six and losing just one of his last nine games of the season. Ligue 1 at Roazhon Park. .
The hosts have also conceded just five goals in that winning streak and hope their European success will translate into better fortunes on the national stage, but PSG and their new hero travel to Brittany with the intention of spoiling the party.
The faithful of the Parc des Princes have had to be patient for Lionel Messi’s first goal in navy blue, but it was a goal worth waiting for, as the six-time Ballon d’Or winner scored the triumph over the former coach. Pep Guardiola during a happy Tuesday night.
After Idrissa Gueye, a man who really enjoyed his football at the time, crashed at home in the opener and Bernardo Silva inexplicably missed from one yard, Messi paired well with Kylian Mbappé to get past an unfortunate Ederson, and the hit, unsurprisingly, was called the Goal of the Week in the Champions League.
PSG claimed revenge for elimination from last year’s semi-final after maintaining their perfect record in Ligue 1 with a simple 2-0 win over Montpellier HSC, a result that saw them advance to 24 points out of a possible 24. as they extended their lead at the top. to nine points.
Mauricio Pochettino’s quest for silver in North London ended in failure year after year, but the PSG coach has his eyes fixed on the national and continental award this season, and the visitors travel to Rennes undefeated in 12 away games. home to Ligue 1 since losing to Lorient in January.
Les Parisiens have won 11 and drawn a game in that winning streak, with Rennes holding them to a 1-1 stalemate in May, a late result that further hampered their title dreams, but PSG have only lost once in their last few. 10 trips to Brittany will face Les Rouge et Noir.