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Ligue 1

  • March 19, 2011
  • • 20:00
  • • Stade de Gerland, Lyon
  • Referee: A. Gautier
  • • Attendance: 35504
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Ligue 1 Preview: Olympique Lyonnais – Stade Rennes

Ligue 1 Preview: Olympique Lyonnais – Stade Rennes

Saturday night sees OL travel to Brittany to meet les Rouge et Noir in a huge Championnat encounter...

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Olympique Lyonnais: Lloris; Reveillere, Cris, Lovren, Cissokho; Toulalan, Gourcuff, Kallstrom; Briand, Gomis, Lisandro
Lyon

Stade Rennes: Douchez; Danze, Mangane, Kana Biyik, Theophile Catherine; Leroy, Tettey, Mandjeck, M'Vila, Dalmat; Montano. Rennes

DID YOU KNOW?
 
  • Lyon have hosted Rennes 38 times with OL winning 19, 14 draws and Rennes victorious on five occasions.
  • The last four Ligue 1 games between the two clubs at the Stade Gerland have finished with the points shared. Each of the last three have finished 1-1. In 06-07 it was 0-0.
  • Lisandro is the club top scorer with 12 and has scored one goal per 108 minutes of Ligue 1 play this season.
  • OL are second in the attack table with 46, one behind Lille. A flurry of goals in recent matches means OL are level on +21 with LOSC as having the best goal difference in the division.
  • OL have won eight and drawn three when they have scored first at the Gerland.
  • Rennes won five Ligue 1 games in a row prior to losing 2-0 at home to Marseille in Week 27.
  • Victor-Hugo Montano has seven league goals while Yacine Brahimi and Abdoulrazak Boukari, who has played just eight Ligue 1 games for Rennes, have struck four times each.
  • Rennes have the best defensive record in the division with 20 conceded.
  • Rennes have not lost two consecutive Ligue 1 matches this season.
  • Defender Romain Danze has played every minute of all 27 Ligue 1 matches.


LAST MEETING

November 6, 2010: Stade Rennais 1-1 Olympique Lyonnais

Jires Ekoko opened the scoring early on for the home side, latching onto a pass from Victor Hugo Montano to strike the opening goal, but their wings would be clipped unjustly after the break as Michel Bastos drew OL level.

Editor's Prediction

Injury problems are currently plaguing Rennes' offence, and though they've proven sturdy at the back this season, Lyon are a side going well in attack domestically and should overpower Frederic Antonetti's ailing side.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Olympique Lyonnais

Rennes

Wins
2
2
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Olympique Lyonnais OL
Olympique Lyonnais Olympique Lyonnais
Draw
Stade Rennais FC REN
Stade Rennais FC Rennes
75%
17%

Top 3 Predictions

Olympique Lyonnais OL
2 - 0
Stade Rennais FC REN
Olympique Lyonnais OL
2 - 1
Stade Rennais FC REN
Olympique Lyonnais OL
3 - 1
Stade Rennais FC REN

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