Stade Rennais REN Laborde (45'), Tait (46')
2-0 FT
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Ligue 1 Gameweek 9
Oct 3, 2021 KO: 11:00

Stade Rennais - PSG

Roazhon Park Rennes
Referee: Ruddy Buquet
Laborde 45'  
Tait 46'  

Match preview

Messi to seek more goals – how PSG could line up against Rennes

Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are all expected to be in action once again for Ligue 1 leaders PSG when they face Rennes

Lionel Messi opened his scoring account for Paris Saint-Germain in the midweek victory over Manchester City and will be hunting more when Les Parisiens go to Rennes for a Sunday Ligue 1 clash.

PSG are running away with the league title, having won all of their opening eight matches, yet their performances have received criticism for lacking fluency.

Often, their have left it late to score vital goals this season, notably in recent fixtures against Metz and Lyon.

In the final match before the international break, meanwhile, head coach Mauricio Pochettino will simply be seeking for his side to maintain their winning streak.

With this in mind, a strong team can be anticipated.

Of course, the combination of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Messi should start at the forefront of the attack again. With Angel Di Maria returning, though, Pochettino will have to pick between a 4-3-3 and a 4-2-3-1.

Marco Verratti exploded back onto the scene after a calf injury in midweek and should feature from the beginning, with Idrissa Gueye PSG's other leading midfielder this season. Ander Herrera could find himself bench for Gini Wijnaldum to return.

In defence, meanwhile, Juan Bernat has trained normally and could have a role to play for the first time in a year, but Sergio Ramos continues to miss out and must wait for his PSG bow.

Once more, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Keylor Navas must vie for supremacy in goal.

Rennes are also coming off midweek action, having defeated Vitesse 2-1 away from home. They will still be without winger Jeremy Doku for this encounter but they did have the luxury of rotating their squad in midweek to rest their players before this encounter.

Possible PSG starting XI against Rennes

PSG - Football tactics and formations

Recent Ratings

Next Game

VS
82
PSG
  Average Match Rating  
7.2
  Home  
6.9
6.3
  Away  
6.5
6.7
  Total  
6.7

Match statistics

Stade Rennais
Statistics
PSG
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
8
15
Draws
5
2
Losses
7
3
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
29
42
Goals Per Game
1.45
2.10
More > 2.5 Goals
6
11
More > 3 Goals
4
6
Scored First in a Match
10
16
Scored Both Halves
5
13
Won More > 1 Goal
5
10
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
19
18
Did Not Score
6
2
Both Teams Scored
8
11
Kept Clean Sheet
6
7
Won Without Conceding
6
7
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
748
771
Possession
57
58
Passes
569
599
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
13
14
Shots on Target
4.45
5.21
Goals out of Shots
0.11
0.17
Crosses
16
17
Offsides
1.93
1.94
Penalties
0.10
0.20
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.30
0.35
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
14
12
Interceptions
9.83
8.44
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
16
7.22
Total Shots Conceded
9.55
11
Shots on Target Conceded
3.20
4.30
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.10
0.08
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
14
11
Yellow Cards
2.25
2.10
Red Cards
0.15
0.15

Injuries

  1. ACL Knee Ligament Injury image description
  2. Hip Labrum Tear image description
  3. Hamstring image description
  4. Calf/Shin Injury image description
  5. ACL Knee Ligament Injury image description
  6. Groin Strain image description