Rennes will be looking to get their form back on track as they look to put pressure on the teams currently occupying the Champions League places. Meanwhile, Lens will also be looking to put disappointing form behind them, as they are winless in five and dropping down the Ligue 1 standings.
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There will be a huge game in Ligue 1 for both Lens and Rennes this weekend, as both sides will be looking to get their seasons back on track. Both sides have dipped slightly in recent weeks, and will need positive results to get back on track if they are to achieve their targets for the season.
Rennes will be in most desperate need for the maximum points this weekend, as they look to end a two-match losing run and get back into the hunt for a Champions League place. Three defeats in four matches has seen Rennes drop outside of the top three, as they now sit two points behind Marseille.
The visitors were beaten by Monaco in their final game before the Christmas break, while their confidence may have also been knocked last weekend, as they were dumped out of the French Cup after losing to Nancy on penalties in the round of 32.
Lens have been struggling more than their opponents when it comes to winning games in recent months, as they are yet to add to their seven victories. They are winless in five coming into this home fixture, and have also been beaten in their last two games in Ligue 1.
Their last defeat came on the road, as they were beaten late in the game by Nice. Lens took the lead after half an hour in that fixture, but threw away the game by conceding twice in the final half an hour.
Lens vs Rennes Head to Head
The last two league meetings between these sides have ended in draws. That includes the first fixture between the teams this season, where Lens and Rennes played out a 1-1 draw. Rennes last won away from home against Lens in February 2015.
Lens vs Rennes Prediction
This is a hard game to call this weekend, as both sides have been short of wins in their last five fixtures. However, the confidence taken from the win that Lens picked up in the French Cup in midweek could be pivotal, and we could see them taking the victory here.
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