Rennes vs Lyon - 29/03/2019 Preview

Rennes will face Lyon at Roazhon Park, in Rennes, in French Ligue 1 30th Round. Rennes against Lyon is always the match with big interest after their previous matches in French Ligue 1. Review our thoughts on this match here below.

 

Rennes

Stade Rennes is playing very unpredicted football this season. They look very confident and strong while playing at home, however, in road games their football is weak. They had great chances to fight for the place in Top 5 but lost it. Now Stade Rennes is a very strong middle-class football team in France as they are at 8th. The biggest disappointment was losing to Arsenal after confident 3:1 home win. They were eliminated from UEFA Europa League and almost lost chances to play there next season.

At home, Rennes is playing very confident football, since they were unbeaten in 15 games in a row in different competitions. Moreover, they failed to score only in one match against Montpellier and saved clean sheet in 7 matches.

Unfortunately, Rennes will miss a lot of mains squad players due to injuries and suspensions. Ludovic Baal, Romain Danze, Abdoulaye Diallo, Rafik Guitane and Jordan Siebatcheu will miss the match due to injuries. Moreover, Ramy Bensebaini, Hamari Traore and Benjamin Bourigeaud will miss 1 matchday in Ligue 1 due to yellow suspension. The team from Rennes is very strong at attacking set pieces, creating chances through individual skills and creating scoring chances. However, they are weak at protecting the lead.

 

Lyon

Olympique Lyon stands at 3rd position with chances to catch second-place Lille. However, Lyon looks unconfident while playing road games. If they will finish at 3rd position, they will be promoted not to Champions League straight, but in qualification. After a great result in Champions League against Barcelona at Parc Olympique Lyonnais, they lost at Camp Nou with 5:1 result.

In away games, Lyon is playing very weak football, especially last matches, since they lost 3 in CL and Ligue 1. Same as Rennes they are the home team with absolutely different from playing home and away matches. At home they are unbeaten in 7 games in a row, moreover, they won 5 of them. In the last 3 home matches in different competitions, they score at least 3 goals.

Almost all main squad players are fit and ready to face Rennes, except Ferland Mendy and Kenny Tete due to injuries. Olympique Lyonnais is very strong this season at shooting from direct free kicks, attacking down the wings and creating scoring chances. However, they show weaknesses at stopping opponents from creating chances and avoiding offside.

 

H2H

During last year these teams met twice, both in Ligue 1.  Rennes have won both matches with the same result playing away. So should be very interesting how the match at their home will be played.

 

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