Rennes and Lille meet at Roazhon Park, in a match for the 38 th round of League 1. Lille won at home by (3-1) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 11-08- 2018 In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 4 wins and 1 draw in the last 5 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 06-02-2019, in a match for the Coupe de France that ended with the victory of Rennes by (2-1). The goals of the match were scored by T. Siebatcheu (74 ‘and 90’), for Rennes, and N. Pépé (65 ‘), for Lille.
After 12 wins, 13 draws and 12 losses, the home team is currently in the 10th position, with 49 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Strasbourg by (0-2), after in the previous match they have tied (1-1) at home, against Guingamp. For the league, Rennes won 17 points out of 30 possible points, after 4 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (7 out of 18 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since 12 of the last 18 matches have ended with less than 3 goals. In 37 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 11 times and only managed 1 comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 18 home matches for this competition: they scored 10 of their 24 goals between minutes (0′-15 ‘).
The Rennes comes to this game after a triumph, by 0-2, in the displacement to the land of Strasbourg, registering the fourth meeting followed without losing in this French championship: the goals were scored by Bourigeaud and Hunou. It should be noted that the locals no longer have any objective in this last day. In this home game, coach Julien Stéphan must maintain his usual tactical scheme, that is, the 4-2-3-1, with Bourigeaud, Sarr and Niang being the most offensive references of the team: the last one is the player who stands out moment, with 9 goals scored. The defensive stopped balls and the finalization are some aspects that have caused headaches to the technician of the premises. Out of this game for physical problems are Danze, Guitane and Ludvoci Baal.
After 22 wins, 9 draws and 6 losses, the away team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 75 points won. In their last match, they won in an home match against Angers by (5-0), after in the previous match they won at home, against Bordeaux, by (1-0). In the last away game in this competition, they tied in by (2-2) against Olympique Lyonnais. In the last 10 away league matches Lille has a record of 6 wins and 4 draws, so they have won 22 points out of 30 possible.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 11 away matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (8 out of 18 matches). Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 37 matches in this competition, they only got 3 comebacks in the 10 games in which they suffered the first goal. In the last 18 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 9 of their 19 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Lille left for this game with a huge 5-0 victory at the Angers reception, registering the second consecutive victory in this competition: the goals of the team were scored by Nicolas Pépé (2), Bamba, Luiz Araújo and Ikoné. It should be noted that the visiting club achieved direct access to the group stage of the Champions League next season. Normally the trainer Christophe Galtier acts in 4-3-3, privileging the possession of ball and the attacks organized through the flanks, especially the right one: Bamba offers great depth to the game of Lille. On the other hand, Nicolas Pépé is the player who stands out until now, with 22 goals scored. It should also be noted that outsiders often create much danger from the flanks. For this game the coach can count on all his players.