What do we know about Ligue 1 game between Rennes and Nice?
Saturday sees a huge game in Ligue 1, as Nice play host to Rennes at the Allianz Riviera. Nice are currently in fourth place in the table, while Rennes sit just one place and two points ahead of them in third. Which of these Champions League-chasing sides will come out on top this weekend?
How have nice beaten Rennes in their last six meetings?
As the international break began, Rennes were on a five-game winning streak, scoring a ridiculous total of 20 goals during those matches. The last time these sides met, Nice ran out 1-2 winners, and in fact, they have beaten Rennes in four of their last six meetings.
Can Rennes qualify for the Champions League?
On the contrary, Rennes is just above them at 3rd in the spot for Champions league qualification. Of the 29 matches played, they won 16 games while drawing on 4 and losing on 9 other occasions. They have the best attacking front in the league scoring a total of 63 which being the highest netted number so far this season.
Are Nice in fourth place in the Premier League?
Nice are currently in fourth place in the table, while Rennes sit just one place and two points ahead of them in third. Which of these Champions League-chasing sides will come out on top this weekend?
Nice vs Rennes Head-to-Head
The two clubs have faced off in Ligue 1 31 times since 2006. Nice lead the overall head-to-head record and are undefeated in their previous 10 games against Rennes, winning six of those meetings with four ending in draws.
Nice vs Rennes Team News
Nice will be without their experienced centre-back Dante, while right-back Youcef Atal and striker Kasper Dolberg are yet to return from their injuries. Flavius Daniliuc sat out the loss to Be’er Sheva with a groin problem and remains doubtful for Sunday’s game.
Nice vs Rennes Predicted Lineup
Nice Predicted XI (3-4-3): Walter Benitez; Andy Pelmard, Stanley Nsoki, Danilo; Jordan Lotomba, Morgan Schneiderlin, Hicham Boudaoui, Hassane Kamara; Rony Lopes, Amine Gouiri, Jeff Reine-Adelaide
Nice vs Rennes Prediction
After a long run of poor results, it seems unlikely that Nice hit the ground running under new manager Ursea. Les Aiglons are yet to score a goal in two games under the Romanian.