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Paris Saint Germain vs Rennes Live in Ligue 1, Squad News, Predicted Line Up, Dream 11 Prediction, PSG vs REN, follow for live updates. The Ligue 1 leaders look to extend their lead in the Ligue 1 table. While Rennes will look to make a push for European spots.
The Ligue 1 game between Paris Saint Germain and Rennes will be played at 12:30 AM (IST). The game will be played at Parc De Princes on 12th February 2022.
The match will be available for the viewers on the Voot Network. It will also be streamed LIVE on Jio TV and on the Voot application.
The Parisians are in good form ahead of the game. They were disappointed after their exit from the domestic cup by Nice. However, their emphatic victory over Lille has got them back to their best. With Mauricio Pochettino’s men in good form and firing it is likely to smell trouble for the away side.
However, the Les Rouge in recent years have given tough competition to top teams in France. It is an ambitious side that aims to play in the Champions League. It is in these games where their real mantle will tested. They will also be motivated from their 2-0 win against the Parisians earlier in the season.
But PSG are a different team from the start of the season. It won’t be enough for Rennes to just defend deep and hit on counter-attacks. At times they will have to keep possession of the ball as well. For the home side the moment Les Rouge try to keep possession of the ball they will have to try to press them and win the ball high up the pitch.
Paris Saint Germain
Angel Di Maria was injured in the previous game against Lille. While Sergio Ramos, Neymar, Mauro Icardi and Georginio Wijnaldum all are out injured. Idrissa Gueye and Abdou Diallo both are still recovering from the Africa Cup of Nations.
There are doubts about the availability of Jermey Doku, Romain Salin and Flavien Tait. Apart from that Bruno Génésio has a fully fit squad.
Paris Saint Germain: Gianluigi Donnarumma; Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes; Danilo Pereira, Leonardo Paredes, Marco Verratti; Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Xavi Simons.
Rennes: Alfred Gomis; Hamari Traore, Warmed Omari, Nayef Aguerd, Birger Meling; Lovro Majer, Martin Terrier, Baptiste Santamaria; Benjamin Bourigeaud, Gaëtan Laborde, Terrier.
Mauricio Pochettino vs Bruno Génésio
The PSG manager is yet to get a win against the former Lyon manager. They have locked horns two times and Génésio has won once and one game has been a draw.
Marco Verrati (Paris Saint Germain)
Rennes are likely to hunt for the ball with a lot of energy. In that process, if they are able to win the ball they will be able to launch attacks. Verrati will not only have to stop such attacks he will also have to make sure that there is a tempo to PSG’s game. With Les Rouges players committing there will be spaces left behind. The Italian will also be tasked to use his creativity to find such spaces for the attackers.
Baptiste Santamaria (Rennes)
It will be very suffocating for the away side if they decide to sit deep for a whole of ninety minutes. But if they try to keep possession, the Parisians will press them hard. Thus in order to navigate his team through PSG’s press Santamaria will have to take more risks on the ball. The Frenchman distribution has to be superb if, Rennes wishes to get something out of this game.
Les Rouge have got the spirit but the Ligue 1 leaders have the quality as well. They will fight hard but PSG should be able to nick it away.
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