Paris Saint-Germain Host Champions League Chasing Stade Rennais in Ligue 1

    Paris St. Germain vs Stade Rennais - 19/03/2023

    Paris Saint-Germain Host Champions League Chasing Stade Rennais in Ligue 1
    Victor Joly /
    16/03/23 2592

    The biggest game of the weekend in Ligue 1 takes place at the Parc des Princes on the 19th of March as Paris Saint-Germain meet Stade Rennais.

    The hosts begin the weekend top of the table on 66 points while the visitors are in 5th place on 47 points.

    PSG come into the game on the back of a 2-1 victory at Brest in Ligue 1 last weekend. Having opened the scoring in the 37th minute, Brest equalised just 6 minutes later and the teams went in level at half time.

    Brest held out for much of the second half but PSG made the breakthrough at the end of the match to take maximum points.

    It was an important win for PSG as they aim to put the disappointing of their Champions League exit behind them. PSG lost 2-0 at Bayern Munich in the second leg of their round of 16 tie and lost the tie 3-0 on aggregate, leaving them with Ligue 1 to win this season.

    Trends show PSG have won 4 of their 5 most recent fixtures in all competitions. All 4 of the victories have come in Ligue 1 and PSG have beat Lille and Nantes at home plus Marseille and Brest away.

    PSG have not lost a match in 33 of their last 36 games in Ligue 1 and are undefeated in their last 32 home fixtures in the league. Both teams have scored in each of PSG’s last 4 home Ligue 1 matches.

    Stade Rennais travel to the Parc des Princes having picked up a point in a 0-0 draw at Auxerre in Ligue 1 last weekend. It was a disappointing result against a team currently in the relegation zone and Stade Rennais dropped points in their pursuit of Champions League qualification.

    The draw at Auxerre means Stade Rennais have failed to win their last 2 games in Ligue 1 having suffered a 1-0 loss at home to Marseille.

    However, they are undefeated in 4 of their last 5 fixtures in all competitions, including wins over Clermont at home and Nantes away in Ligue 1 plus Shakhtar Donetsk at home in the Europa League.

    Away form in Ligue 1 shows Stade Rennais have recorded just a single victory from their last 7 matches on the road. They have found the back of the net once in 6 of their last 7 away league games.

    Team news and PSG are without Achraf Hakimi, Nordi Mukiele, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, and Neymar Jr due to injury.

    Stade Rennais make the trip to the French capital without the injured quartet of Jérémy Doku, Desire Doue, Lorenz Assignon, and Xeka.

    We expect to see both teams find the back of the net in this game but with the home advantage, PSG must start as the clear favourites to take maximum points. However, they have not been blowing teams away in recent home Ligue 1 fixtures and this game could finish 2-1.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    2 - 1
    1.50 4.33 6.50 no no no
    0 - 2(0 - 1)
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