Paris Saint-Germain will look to continue their grip on Ligue 1 top spot when they welcome Rennes to Parc des Princes this Sunday.
The hosts secured their 21st Ligue 1 win of the season and a fourth consecutive league win last time out with a 2-1 over struggling Brest. Despite controlling much of the game, they needed a late Kylian Mbappe goal to establish the win and send themselves ten points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 standings ahead of the round.
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Although it was disappointing, coach Christophe Galtier said he was “satisfied” on Saturday, as PSG scored their 3000th goal in Ligue 1. They hope to continue their winning run before the international break.
The Parisians will also fancy their chances at home, given their form at home. The hosts have turned the Parc des Princes into a fortress, as they rank as one of only five clubs in the top five European leagues still unbeaten on home soil in league action (W11, D2) in 2022/23.
Rennes travel to the capital after winning just two of their previous six league outings (D1, L3), capped off by a goalless draw at relegation-battling Auxerre in their last outing.
That result highlighted the recent offensive deficiencies of coach Bruno Génésio’s men, as they’ve now failed to score in their previous two league outings. That is as many scoring blanks as they suffered in their 40 games prior.
So, the visitors are looking anxiously over their shoulders as they battle to hold onto a European place. A game against the champions is unlikely to aid them in that pursuit, yet they’ve actually been one of the most successful sides in recent seasons when taking on PSG by winning four of the last nine H2Hs.
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