Rennais vs St-Etienne live Two teams at contrasting ends of the Ligue 1 table meet at Roazhon Park on Saturday when third-placed Rennes host 18th-placed Saint-Etienne, who are just two points away from safety.
Rennais vs St-Etienne live Rennes are currently six points behind the second spot while they risk falling out of the top five as they are only three points above Strasbourg in the sixth, meaning that they have to finish the season strongly to secure their Champions League qualification place.
That was a very comfortable outing for Rennes, whose goals came from Benjamin Bourigeaud, Martin Terrier, Hamari Traore, Flavien Tait, and Gaetan Laborde.
Not only will the five goals have pleased Genesio last weekend, but their first clean sheet in 13 matches across all competitions would have been a welcome sight ahead of their last four games of the campaign.
Rennes have kept 12 clean sheets in their 34 league matches so far, a stat that is only bettered by Marseille and Nice, but having netted 75 goals, Saturday’s hosts will be confident that they can outscore their visitors even if they do not manage to stop Saint-Etienne from scoring.
Rennais vs St-Etienne live kick Off Time
Date: 1 May 2022
Venue: Roazhon Park
Rennais vs St-Etienne live However, the Stephanois have had to limit the chances they allow their opponents to have, after having had 17 in their last five games, and they face another tough test this weekend from the defensive point of view, given Rennes’ powerful attack.
Three of their last four games have been against teams currently in the top half of Ligue 1, suggesting that Saint-Etienne will need to post shocking results from this Saturday to avoid ending up in the relegation play-off.
After finishing fourth in 2019, Saint-Etienne has fallen in Ligue 1, finishing 17th and 11th in the seasons since then, and while this campaign was another year of disappointment for the club, they will have to salvage something in the remaining games this season to avoid relegation.
This weekend’s visitors should improve on the last result in the reverse order of this match in December when Rennes took a comfortable 5-0 win at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard
Rennais vs St-Etienne Live Playing XI
Rennes lineup: Alemdar; Truffet, Meling, Omari, Traore; Tait, Santamaria, Majer; Terrier, Guirassy, Bourigeaud
St-Etienne lineup: Bernardoni; Kolodziejczak, Mangala, Nade; Trauco, Gourna-Douath, Camara, Macon; Bouanga, Boudebouz, Nordin
Rennais vs St-Etienne live Alfred Gomis, Jeremy Doku, Jeremy Gelin, Kamaldeen Sulemana, and Loic Bade are all expected to return to full fitness next month, but this encounter is certain to have come too soon for the injured quintet.
Rennes center-back Naif Aguero can be added to that list of absentees for this weekend, after he was sent off last time out against Lorient, meaning that left-back Birger Meling could fill the gap in the heart of the defense.
Bourigeaud was replaced by Lorenz Assignon in the second half last Saturday due to an injury to Bourigeaud, but he is expected to make a full return to fitness and be ready to start again in this outing.
Saint-Etienne’s Aimen Moueffek, Enzo Crivelli, and Saidou Sow will not be ready to feature in this match due to injury but could return to the pitch by the end of the campaign.
The visitors will operate in a 3-4-3 formation, with Eliaquim Mangala expected to keep his place in the heart of the defensive trio, having come into the side last time out in place of youngster Abdoulaye Bakayoko.
Wahbi Khazri also returned to the starting 11, but Arnaud Nordin is likely to lineup alongside Ryad Boudebouz and Denis Bouanga in the forward line.
Rennais vs St-Etienne live,last 6 Match result
Rennais: W D W L L W
St-Etienne:D L L W D L
On Saturday, Rennes will face Saint-Etienne at Roazhon Park in what could be an important game for the home side in their quest for UEFA Champions League football next season.
Rennes are six points behind number two Marseille in Ligue 1. With just four games to go, they must win this weekend if they are to make it to Europe’s premier league.
Bruno Genesio’s men currently occupy the final qualifying spot for the Champions League with four games left to play, but things are so close. Rennes is only ahead of fourth-placed Monaco on goal difference and just three points ahead of Strasbourg in the sixth, a position outside the European rankings.
It’s almost as tight at the bottom of the rankings, with St-Etienne currently in the relegation play-off spot, four points ahead of Bordeaux in the automatic drop zone, and just four points behind 14th-seeded Anger.
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