PSG return to domestic action in Ligue 1 this weekend after a disappointing outing in the Champions League. A win will be required to keep their chances of regaining their league title alive.
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PSG had a very disappointing night in the Champions League this past week, as they were played off the park by Manchester City. Defeat meant that PSG weren’t able to reach the Champions League final for the second season running, but they will need to get that out of their system very quickly, as their attention must turn back to the league this weekend. PSG still have a lot of work to do to win Ligue 1 this season, as they must win all their remaining games, and hope Lille drop points. PSG’s recent domestic form is the strongest it has been all campaign, as they have won their previous four games. That form has cut the different between themselves and Lille to one point. PSG picked up their last league win against Lens, as Neymar and Marquinhos scored the goals in the comfortable victory in Paris.
Rennes are one of the highest-placed sides outside of the top four this season, and will be aiming to finish in fifth. Their recent form has been excellent, as they have lost just one of their six recent fixtures. Unfortunately for them, that defeat came in their last outing, as they were beaten on the road by Rennes. That defeat ended a run of four straight victories for Rennes. During that run of positive results, they scored nine goals, and conceded just once. One of the reasons that they suffered defeat last time out was down to the fact that they were playing with ten men for over 80 minutes. Steven Nzonzi was sent off in the 8th minute, and he will be unavailable for the fixture this weekend.
Rennes vs PSG Head To Head
Rennes don’t have the worst record against PSG. They have won 12 of the 32 meetings between the sides. PSG have recorded 16 wins, while there have been four draws. The last victory for Rennes came in this fixture last season, as they recorded a 2-1 success at Roazhon Park.
Rennes vs PSG Prediction
It will be interesting to see whether PSG have got over their Champions League defeat in this game. If they aren’t at their very best, then they will drop points. However, we think that there will be a response from the French champions, and expect them to claim a comfortable success on the road.
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