Rennes vs PSGFrench Ligue 1, KO: 12:00 Oct 3, 2021, Roazhon Park
PSG will aim to extend their perfect start in the French Ligue 1 as they face Rennes at Roazhon Park. Rennes have been tricky opponents for PSG in the past but have not been at their best this season and with the visitors looking almost unstoppable lately, an away win could be on the cards.
Rennes were held to a 1-1 draw at Bordeaux in their previous Ligue 1 fixture. They took the lead through Gaetan Laborde and looked on course to claim the victory before conceding the equaliser late on.
Bruno Genesio’s men bounced back in the Europa Conference League with a 2-1 victory over Vitesse on Thursday. They will be looking to carry that form into their Ligue 1 campaign having lost three of their last five domestic matches.
Sitting in the bottom halve of the table, the major problem for Rennes this season has been an inability to keep things tight at the back. They have kept just one clean sheet in their last five Ligue 1 matches.
PSG maintained their perfect start to their Ligue 1 campaign with a 2-0 victory over Montpellier in their previous fixture. It was a hard-fought win with goals in each half from Idrisa Gueye and Julian Draxler sealing the three points.
The Parisians’ quest to reclaim their Ligue 1 title could not be going any better with a 100% record after eight matches and a nine-point gap at the top of the table. They carried that good form into the UEFA Champions League in midweek, claiming a 2-0 victory over Manchester City with Lionel Messi finally off the mark.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men have impressed going forward, scoring two or more goals in all eight of their Ligue 1 matches this season. The front three appear to be building a good understanding in attack and Lionel Messi is starting to look lethal.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
PSG have a 29-18 advantage with 11 draws from 58 previous matches against Rennes. The visitors were unbeaten in this fixture last season, claiming a 3-0 victory at the Parc des Princes before settling for a 1-1 draw at Roazhon Park.
Players to watch
Martin Terrier and Gaetan Laborde often feature in attack for Rennes and both men have two goals each this season. Laborde is priced at 7/2 by Paddy Power to score anytime while betfair has Terrier at 4/1 in the same market.
Lionel Messi has grabbed his first goal for PSG and likely to go on a scoring run. The Argentine forward continues to build an understanding with the rest of the front three and could be backed to get off the mark in Ligue 1 at 27/25 with Unibet.
Anything else catch the eye?
There has been BTTS in six of the last seven matches between Rennes and PSG and a similar outcome could be on the cards at 10/13 with Unibet. Rennes have seen over 3.5 goals in their last three matches and could be set for a repeat at 31/20 with betfair.
PSG can also be backed to earn a win and over 3.5 goals at 5/2 with Skybet.
This French Ligue 1 match between Rennes and PSG will be played on Oct 3, 2021 and kick off at 12:00. Check below for our tipsters best Rennes vs PSG prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.