PSG – Rennes Preview

PSG faces Rennes at the Parc des Princes in a match from the 23th round of the French Ligue 1. Luis Enrique’s team is marching towards another domestic title, but they need to finish the job first. Let’s preview this game in our free soccer predictions daily. Here we go!


PSG have 13 points advantage in front of the second Brest in the Ligue 1 standings. The champions started the season a bit slowly, but with time Luis Enrique started to impose his philosophy on the players. Meanwhile the departure of Lionel Messi and Neymar brought some positive changes as PSG refreshed their attacking line with new players.


The Parisians have lost just one game in the French league this season – against Nice in September. It makes five months without losing. At this moment PSG are also enjoying five consecutive wins in all competitions, including against Real Sociedad in the Champions League knockout phase.


Last weekend PSG paid a visit to Nantes and celebrated a comfortable 2-0 win at the Stade de la Beaujoire. The champions scored both of their goals in the second half. Lucas Hernandez opened the score while Kylian Mbappe made it double from a penalty kick. Mbappe now has 21 goals since the beginning of the season – that’s 10 goals more than Monaco’s Ben Yedder, Lille’s David and Lyon’s Lacazette.


There are news regarding Kylian Mbappe’s future. The star striker has informed the club that he’s going to leave in the summer. It’s a huge blow for PSG, but quite expected at the same time. It’s obvious that Mbappe will lead the team to the Ligue 1 title, but the big goal remains the Champions League.


Will Luis Enrique change something compared to the match against Nantes? The Spanish manager has a deep bench so he could do some experiments with his line-up. Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele, Goncalo Ramos and Achraf Hakimi all started from the bench last week, but now they could be in line to start.


Ousmane Dembele is a player with a huge room for improvement in PSG’s squad. The former Barcelona winger has scored just one Ligue 1 goal this season, but he can be a major figure in the remaining months. Surely Dembele has all the talent, but sometimes his head is not at the right place. Let’s see if Enrique can work some wonders with him.


Rennes will travel to Paris from 7th place in the standings. The team is in a brilliant form at the moment – five wins in the last five matches. Rennes are just four points behind the 4th Lille and returning to the Champions League is their big goal.


Last weekend Rennes achieved their 9th win for the season. Julien Stephan’s boys faced Clermont Foot at home and scored three times for a 3-1 win. Martin Terrier became a hero with a brace while Warmed Omari also scored one for the hosts.


How Rennes perform in defense and midfield is going to be crucial for their chances against PSG. It means that players like Santamaria,

Matusiwa, Belocian and Omari will be very important for the visiting team. Meanwhile Martin Terrier remains a threat upfront – he now has five league goals since the beginning of the season. Arnaud Kalimuendo has the same amount of goals as well.


That’s the free soccer predictions daily for the Ligue 1 clash between PSG and Rennes at the Parc des Princes on Sunday. If you think that it’s going to be an easy one for PSG, just remember that Rennes won all of their last five matches in the league. It means that most probably the champions will have a tough one here