Nantes vs. Rennes Prediction: Team to Win, Form, News and more 20/04/2024

Here is our prediction for the upcoming Ligue 1 match between Nantes and Rennes taking place on Saturday, April 20th 2024.

 
8:45am on Friday 19th April 2024
By
Jake Skudder

The upcoming Ligue 1 clash on 20 April 2024 between Nantes and Rennes at the Stade de la Beaujoire promises to be a gripping encounter.

Both teams are looking to break their recent poor streaks, and here, we delve into their respective current form, team news, key players, and give our scoreline prediction.

Current Form

Nantes' Current Form

Nantes, under the management of Antoine Kombouare, have shown a spark of revival despite a recent history of struggles, especially at home.

They secured a dramatic last-minute victory against Le Havre but have faced eight consecutive defeats at their home ground.

Their overall form shows a slight improvement, with recent results being a mix of wins and losses.

Rennes' Current Form

Rennes, on the other hand, have found themselves in a downward spiral, losing their last four matches across all competitions.

Their early 2024 form has seen them drop out of contention for European places, making their visit to Nantes crucial to turning their fortunes around.

Team News

Nantes Team News

Nantes will be without key players like Moses Simon and Tino Kadewere due to injuries.

Their absence has been felt, limiting Nantes’ attacking options. However, Antoine Kombouare might shuffle his lineup to spark some positivity, potentially giving Kader Bamba a start after his match-winning performance off the bench.

Rennes Team News

For Rennes, the injury woes include Enzo Le Fee, who is doubtful after a recent setback, and Adrien Truffert with a muscle issue.

Their coach, Julien Stephan, may need to adjust his lineup, possibly introducing Ludovic Blas against his former team.

Key Players

Nantes' Key Players

In the absence of their regular forwards, Nicolas Pallois will be crucial in defence, and the creative duties will likely fall on the shoulders of Ludovic Blas, who will be eager to prove a point against his former employers.

26 yrs - AM (RC) - Rennais
70
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
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1424
Played matches
25
4
1
Shots P90
2.48
Shots On target P90
1.05
Successful passing %
85%
Final third passes P90
11.95

Rennes' Key Players

For Rennes, Benjamin Bourigeaud and Martin Terrier will be pivotal in driving the team forward.

Their ability to create and convert chances will be key to overcoming Nantes’ defence.

30 yrs - M, AM (C) - Rennais
76 
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
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2037
Played matches
26
7
4
Shots P90
1.67
Shots On target P90
0.56
Successful passing %
83%
Final third passes P90
18.21

Scoreline Prediction

Considering both teams' form and urgent need for points, a closely contested match is likely, with a possible 1-1 draw seeming the most probable outcome .

This result would help Nantes break their losing streak at home, while Rennes would stop their own string of losses.

For all of the analysis of Nantes vs Rennes as it happens live, check out our Preview and Live Update page for the game.

FAQ

What time does the match start? The match kicks off at 4 pm UK time on 20 April 2024.

Where is the match being played? It will be played at the Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes.

Who are the players to watch? Nicolas Pallois for Nantes and Martin Terrier for Rennes are expected to be key players in the match.

What is the significance of this match? Both teams are looking to improve their form as the season nears its end, with Nantes fighting to stay clear of relegation and Rennes aiming to climb back towards European contention.

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