Preview: Rennes vs. Toulouse – prediction, group information, lineups

Sports activities Mole previews Saturday’s Ligue 1 conflict between Rennes and Toulouse, together with predictions, group information and doable lineups.

Rennes can lengthen their profitable run at residence in Ligue 1 to seven consecutive matches after they host Toulouse on Saturday at Roazhon Park.

Les Rennais are third within the desk with 28 factors, whereas Le Tefece are winless of their final three home encounters, at present in twelfth with 16 factors.



Early in November, the offensive machine of Rennes has been held in examine, scoring only a single objective in each of their two matches this month.

On Sunday, they managed solely two pictures towards Lille, their lowest whole in a Ligue 1 fixture since November 2014 after they had that actual whole in a match versus Lens.

In 2022 they’ve proven extraordinary high quality within the attacking third at Roazhon Park, scoring 50 objectives there in Ligue 1 fixtures, second solely to Manchester Metropolis (56) within the prime 5 European leagues this 12 months.

Along with that, Bruno Genesius‘s males have discovered the again of the web a number of instances in 15 of their 16 home residence matches this 12 months, which ties the reigning Premier League champions for essentially the most among the many groups within the prime 5 European leagues.

Les Rouge et Noir have earned at the least a degree in 10 consecutive home affairs, their greatest type since placing collectively an 18-game unbeaten run within the prime flight between August 2008 and January 2009.

They arrive into this encounter unbeaten of their final 10 fixtures versus Toulouse in Ligue 1, with their final defeat towards them coming away from residence in August 2017 (3-2).

Toulouse manager Philippe Montanier pictured in 2017©Reuters

After a formidable month of soccer for Toulouse in October, they’ve gone by a little bit of a dry spell within the early phases of November.

Philippe Montanier‘s males have suffered consecutive shutout losses after incomes at the least a degree of their first 4 matches final month, scoring 10 objectives over that stretch.

They gained their first away fixture of the season however have been unable to keep up that momentum of late, going winless in 5 successive highway video games.

It has been over two months since Les Violets have discovered the again of the web within the opening half of an away encounter, as they’ve failed to attain in half of their highway fixtures (2/4) since September.

Their 25 objectives conceded to this point within the prime flight is simply eight fewer than what that they had allowed of their title-winning marketing campaign in Ligue 2 final season.

Toulouse haven’t overwhelmed Rennes on their residence floor within the prime flight for the reason that 2014-15 marketing campaign (3-0) however haven’t made it straightforward on the house aspect, with their final 4 visits to Roazhon Park being determined by a objective or fewer .

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Benjamin Bourigeaud in action for Rennes on October 6, 2022©Reuters

Benjamin Bourigeaud scored his first objective of the home marketing campaign, serving to Rennes draw Lille 1-1, whereas Amine Gouiri has discovered the again of the web in his final 4 league matches performed at Roazhon Park.

Steve Mandanda was chosen for the French World Cup squad as they defend their title later this month in Qatar, however Adrien Truffer didn’t make the reduce regardless of being chosen for the nationwide group of their Nations League fixtures in September.

Warmed Omari is coping with a sore groin, whereas baptiste santamaria and German Kamaldeen each have ankle points.

joe rodon may miss a number of weeks because of an sickness, martin terrier is anticipated to be out till late November with a hamstring damage and Birger Meling might be suspended following his crimson card towards Lille.

Rasmus Nicholasen returned to the lineup for Toulouse final weekend towards Monaco after lacking their earlier match versus Lens due to a crimson card suspension, with Moussa Diarra taking his place.

The final two objectives scored by Toulouse got here at residence in a 2-2 draw with Strasbourg with Anthony Rouault and Brecht Dejaegere each discovering the mark on that event.

Apart from the change in central defence, Montanier added three extra new faces to his beginning 11 final Sunday as Kevin Keben, Rafael Ratato and Veljko Birmancević changed mikkel desler, fareschaibi and Thijs Dallinga.

Rennes doable beginning lineup:
Mandanda; Truffert, Theate, Wooh, Traore; Majer, Ugochukwu, Bourigeaud; Tait, Kalimuendo, Gouiri

Toulouse doable beginning line-up:
Dupe; Keben, Roualt, Nicolaisen, Sylla; Chaibi, Spierings, van den Boomen; Ratao, Aboukhlal, Healey

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We are saying: Rennes 2-0 Toulouse

Toulouse led Ligue 2 in scoring a season in the past, however they haven’t been as constant within the attacking third within the prime flight.

Even with out their prime goalscorer in Terrier, Rennes have a plethora of scoring threats that guests might want to be careful for, and we consider the depth of Les Rennais will overwhelm Les Pitchouns this weekend.

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