PSG woke up from its UEFA Champions League dream after losing the semifinals against Manchester City. Now, winning their fourth straight Ligue 1 title is all they’ve left, but they’re not in the driver’s seat.
Let’s take a look at the latest team and player news, stats, injury reports and the Ligue 1 Odds for Rennes vs PSG while making some predictions.
Game: Rennes vs PSG
Location: Route de Lorient, Rennes
Time: Sunday, 3 p.m. ET
Television: beIN Sports
Live Stream: fuboTV
Ligue 1 Betting Lines
|Rennes||+½ +105||+340||2½ -145o||1 -Evo/-135u|
|PSG||-½ -135||-135||2½ +115u||1½ -140o/+110u|
Head to Head
- Competitive Matches: 74
- Rennes Victories: 19 (69 goals)
- PSG Victories: 38 (114 goals)
- Draws: 17
The last time they met, PSG had no trouble beating Rennes 3-0 thanks to an incredible performance from Angel Di Maria, who scored twice, but Rennes defeated PSG 2-1 in their last meeting at Route de Lorient.
PSG owns an 8-0-2 record in the last 10 games against Rennes. They scored 25 goals, allowed just seven, finished with a clean sheet five times and failed to score just once.
The last two times PSG won at Rennes’ home field, the total went over 2½ goals
Why Bet on Rennes?
Rennes is not fighting for the Ligue 1 title, but they want to finish in the top five, and with three games left they can’t afford to lose many more points. Right now, Rennes sits in seventh place with 54 points, two fewer than fifth-place Lens.
They came from a shocking loss to Bordeaux, but prior to that they were on a roll, winning five of their last six games. Rennes has scored 48 goals and allowed 37; their defensive record is better than AS Monaco, which sits in third place.
Individually, Martin Terrier is the team’s top scorer with nine goals, not even close to the league’s top five. That’s one of the reasons why Rennes couldn’t keep up with the top four — lack of superstars.
They’re 8-3-6 when playing at home, 8-8-1 against the spread and 9-8 over/under.
Jonas Martin and Adrien Trueffert are out due to injury, while Steven N’Zonzi is suspended. Rennes’ expected lineup is Alfred Gomis, Hamari Traore, Damien Da Silva, Nayef Aguerd, Dalbert Henrique, Eduardo Camavinga, Flavien Tait, Clement Grenier, Jeremy Doku, Martin Terrier, Benjamin Bourigeaud.
Why Bet on PSG?
PSG’s heart is broken after losing the UEFA Champions League Semifinals to Manchester City, and now they’ll be going all-in to win the Ligue 1 title.
“We feel disappointed; we made an unbelievable effort, but we must be positive now. We’ve to believe and just keep going,” said manager Mauricio Pochettino to the press after City’s game.
Pochettino’s team won their last four domestic games in a row, and overall they’ve scored 79 goals, more than any other Ligue 1 team. They allowed just 27, the second-best defensive record behind Lille (22).
The reigning champions own a 12-2-3 record when playing on the road, are 8-6-3 against the spread and 8-7-2 over/under. They’ve scored at least two goals in each of their last four domestic games.
PSG is also trying to win the French Cup. They’ll be facing Montpellier in the Semifinals next week as sports betting favorites, but they need to focus on winning the Ligue 1 title, because not doing it would mean a total failure for them.
Kylian Mbappe is doubtful for this Sunday due to injury. He didn’t play last Tuesday against Manchester City, but he’s expected to play at least some minutes against Rennes. PSG’s expected lineup is Keylor Navas, Marquinhos, Thilo Kehrer, Presnel Kimpembe, Layvin Kurzawa, Angel Di Maria, Marcos Verratti, Leandro Paredes, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Mauro Icardi.
Final Analysis, Predictions
PSG is hurt and someone has to suffer the consequences. If Kylian Mbappe doesn’t play, Neymar can take over the reins and lead them to victory.
Both scored in five of their last six games. PSG scored 11 total goals in their last three road games, so you can expect some fireworks. You can also head over to the Soccer Props to predict the Correct Score and more!
Score Prediction: PSG 4, Rennes 1