The last match in France before the international break on Sunday evening will see Rennes host Lyon. The teams are very close in the standings, with Rennes just above Lyon.
Ligue 1 preview
Rennes arrive in the Ligue 1 round in excellent form, as they are unbeaten in the last five. That period of form saw them climb the rankings to sit fifth overall. They are only three points out of the Champions League and could be a serious challenger for them if they can maintain the form they have shown in recent weeks.
Rennes have won three out of four games entering this match against Lyon. They are still level on points with their opponents this weekend, but their form is superior. Rennes failed to reach their four-game winning streak last weekend, as they were held by Troyes.
They took the lead in that match with Nayed Aguerd after nine minutes, before allowing Troyes to take control and take the lead 2-1 before half-time. However, Rennes drew at the end of the match to keep their run undefeated, while Martin Terrier shot home.
The goal, as always, for Lyon is a place in the Champions League. He currently sits in sixth place in Ligue 1 after 12 rounds of matches, but has won two out of three games entering this great match.
Lyon knocked out Lens in their last match in Ligue 1, scoring twice in the first half before defending excellently to see victory. Karl Toko Ekambi first scored for Lyon, scoring from a penalty after 25 minutes. Houssem Aouar effectively sealed the win five minutes before half-time.
Rennes vs Lyon head to head
Lyon’s record against Rennes is not the best as they have beaten opponents only twice in their previous six games this weekend. Rennes have won three times in the same series of matches. However, Lyon won the last match between the two teams last season, winning 1-0.
Prediction Rennes vs Lyon
This is a match that could go either way depending on which team shows up, however Rennes’ current form in the league is hard to look beyond as they are climbing the leaderboard at an impressive pace. We give them the preference for Sunday’s victory.
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