Stade Rennes takes on bottom-of-the-table Angers at Roazhon Park, a win for Rennes could see them move into a European spot, while at the same time, the visitors could be relegated from Ligue 1 if results elsewhere don't go their way.
It has been a good season for Stade Rennes, as they are currently sixth in the league. Bruno Génésio's side will be looking for a late charge and try and finish in a European spot.
Rennes have lost three times and won twice in their last five games in the Ligue 1. Their last game in March was against league leaders PSG at the Parc de Prance, where despite PSG dominating the match regarding shots on target and possession, it was Rennes who went home with all three points. The first goal of the game was from a swift counter-attack that Karlo Toko-Ekambi finished off, and the second goal came three minutes into the second half, scored by ex-PSG forward, Arnaud Kalimuendo.
In their next game, they lost to Lens at home as Lois Openda's goal made sure of the victory for the visitors. Their other two defeats were against Lyon, which ended 3-1, and a 1-0 loss to Montpellier away from home. Rennes’ second win came against Stade Reims; Génésio’s side put on a show, completely dominating the game from minute one, scoring three goals, and fully deserving the three points.
On the other hand, Angers are currently bottom with 14 points. They will be relegated to Ligue 2 if Nantes and Stade Brestois win their games on Sunday and AJ Auxerre avoid defeat on Saturday.
Les Noirs et Blancs (The Black and Whites) have only won three games this season, and one out of the three wins has come in 2023, beating Lille 1-0 at home in April.
Angers have lost three times, drawn once, and won once in their last five games. Their first defeat came against Fc Lens, losing 3-0 away. Their second defeat was against Clermont Foot where they took the lead in the 28th minute but conceded two penalties in the 33rd and 39th minute, resulting in a 2-1 win for their opponents.
Their draw was against Nice Ibrahima Niane, getting the equalizer in the 14th minute after conceding just four minutes into the game. Angers last game was against PSG; they lost the match 2-1 due to Kylian Mbappe grabbing himself a brace despite scoring a late consolation goal in the 87th minute.
Stade Rennes and Angers have faced each other 23 times; Rennes have won 14 of them, whereas Angers have won just three times, which means six of the reaming fixtures have ended in a draw.
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