Nice – Rennes
The clash in numbers
A huge clash awaits Les Aiglons when they host Rennes on Saturday on Matchday 30 of L1. Ahead of kick-off (5pm), here's a look at the clash in numbers.
HOME VS AWAY
- Nice have won four of their last five home matches in Ligue 1 (one defeat), that's more than in their first nine this season (3 wins, 3 draws, 3 defeats).
- Rennes have won their last two away matches in Ligue 1, after having lost their previous four. SRFC have won each of these matches 4-2, first in Montpellier then in Lyon and have the opportunity to become the fifth club to score more than four goals in three consecutive away trips in the top flight after Excelsior in 1937, Reims in 1952, Saint-Etienne in 1956 and Lyon in 2017, who at the time were coached by… Bruno Génésio.
A QUESTION OF FORM
- Nice have only won two of their last seven matches in Ligue 1 (two draws, three defeats) after winning their previous five. Le Gym currently sit in 14th place in Ligue 1 over the last 7 matches (8 points) compared to the 10 points picked up by Rennes who top the league table for the same period.
- Rennes have won each of their last five Ligue 1 matches, the club's longest run since December 2019 (5). SRFC, who have scored 20 goals over the same period (four goals per match on average), haven't bettered that record since February-April 2006, when they set their record in the top-flight (8).
- Nice have won 41 Ligue 1 matches against Rennes (in 97 matches), and if they are victorious will set a new club record for the numbers of wins against the same club (currently 41 wins against Saint-Etienne).
- Three of the eight players involved in more than 15 goals in Ligue 1 this season play for Rennes: Gaëtan Laborde (11 goals, 7 assists for Rennes plus 3 goals for Montpellier), Martin Terrier (16 goals) and Benjamin Bourigeaud (6 goals, 10 assists). Only Leverkusen have more players to have been involved in more than 15 goals in the Top 5 European leagues this season.