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Ligue 1 Preview: Rennes - Paris Saint-Germain



T-Catherine, Kana-Biyik, Boye, Mavinga
Makoun, Diallo
Pitroipa, Feret, Pajot


Van der Wiel, Sakho, T. Silva, Maxwell
Menez, Chantome, Verratti, Pastore
Gameiro, Ibrahimovic

Stade Rennes coach Frederic Antonetti has no fresh injury concerns as he attempts to reverse his side's alarming dip in form as it welcomes Paris Saint-Germain to Stade de la Route de Lorient.

Since the departure of Yann M'Vila at the end of January and the season-ending injury to key player Romain Alessandrini, the hosts have not won a league game, dropping from fourth place to a lowly 10th.

Mevlut Erding is set to reclaim his place in the starting XI, which will be largely unchanged from last week's 2-0 home loss to Nancy.

Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti is likely to rest a few players ahead of the Champions League quarterfinal second-leg against Barcelona next Wednesday.

The likes of Gregory van der Wiel, Mamadou Sakho, Clement Chantome and Kevin Gameiro could all be used as Les Parisiens aim for a first win at Rennes since 2002 ahead of their date with Tito Vilanova's side.


  • Stade Rennes sits 10th in Ligue 1, 11 points adrift of third-placed Olympique Lyonnais, after failing to win any of its last six league games.

  • Les Rouges et Noirs have not lost to Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 at home in 11 years.

  • Frederic Antonetti's men have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last six encounters.

  • Paris Saint-Germain sits atop Ligue 1, seven points clear of Olympique de Marseille.

  • Rennes triumphed 2-1 in their fixture at the Parc des Princes back in November despite having two players sent off.

  • Carlo Ancelotti's side has scored the most goals and conceded the least out of any side in the top division.

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