Rennes invites Strasbourg to Roazhon Park on Saturday as Ligue 1 action resumes this weekend.
Rennes have enjoyed excellent form in the last few matches and are undefeated in their last six games in all competitions. They beat Metz 3-0 in their last league outing while registering a 2-1 UEFA Champions League victory over Mura.
Strasbourg found their way back to victory against Saint-Etienne with an impressive 5-1 home win last time around. The victory took them to eighth place in the league standings, one point and one place behind the hosts.
Head to head Rennes vs Strasbourg
The two clubs have faced each other 38 times in all competitions. Rennes have a better record in the match and have 16 wins to their name, including six in the last 10 games.
Strasbourg recorded 10 victories, the last one taking place on Sunday in 2018 while 12 matches ended in draws.
The two teams last met in Ligue 1 at the Sunday site in March. Benjamin Bourigeaud scored a goal in the first half to secure a 1-0 win for The Rennais.
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Rennes vs Strasbourg team news
Jeremy Gelin has been out for a long time with an ACL injury and is not expected to return to training until March. Jérémy Doku has been out with a knee injury since October 11 and according to manager Bruno Genesio he should be able to return to the fold by the second week of November.
Injuries: Jérémy Doku, Jérémy Gelin
Moïse Sahi Dion has not played a game this season and should miss this meeting. Lebo Mothiba and Karol Fila also remain on the sidelines with injuries. Kevin Gameiro has not trained with the team but will probably be available for the match as he is used to joining the team 48 hours before the match.
Injured: Lebo Mothiba, Karol Fila, Moïse Sahi Dion
Rennes vs Strasbourg Predicts XI
Rennes Planned XI (4-4-2): Alfred Gomis; Adrien Truffert, Nayef Aguerd, Warmed Omari, Hamari Traoré; Flavien Tait, Jonas Martin, Kamaldeen Sulemana, Benjamin Bourigeaud; Martin Terrier, Gaétan Laborde
Strasbourg predicted XI (5-3-2): Matz Salts; Alexander Djiku, Gerzino Nyamsi, Maxime Le Marchand, Frédéric Guilbert, Anthony Caci; Sanjin Prcic, Jean Eudes Aholou, Dimitri Lienard; Ludovic Ajorque, Kevin Gameiro
Rennes vs Strasbourg Prediction
Both teams have played good football in recent weeks. Rennes have got three clean sheets in their last four games and are expected to come out with a solid outing in this home game.
Strasbourg only have one away win this season, so we expect the game to end in a close win for the home side.
Prediction: Rennes 2-1 Strasbourg