the League 1 returns home with another series of important games this weekend as Monaco locking horn with Reindeer at the Stade Louis II on Sunday. Monaco have been impressive this season and have taken the upper hand in this game.
Rennes have had a disappointing campaign and are currently in seventh place in the Ligue 1 table. The away team held Paris Saint-Germain to a 1-1 draw last weekend and will want to return to victory Sunday.
Monaco, on the other hand, are in a battle to win Lyon for a top-three spot and cannot afford to drop any points this weekend. The Monegasques beat Reims to a 1-0 victory in their previous league game and will have to win that game.
Monaco vs Rennes head to head
Monaco have a good record against Rennes and have won 13 games out of a total of 26 games played between the two teams. Rennes managed eight wins against Monaco and will want to prove a point this weekend.
The reverse match between the two French giants took place in September last year and ended in a 2-1 victory for Rennes. Monaco were well below their best of the day and will have to step up a notch on Sunday.
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Monaco vs Rennes team news
Stevan Jovetic is currently injured and was excluded from the game against Rennes this weekend. Aleksandr Golovin, Krepin Diatta, Chrislain Matsima and Eliot Matazo have tested positive for the coronavirus and will be excluded from the team.
Injured: Krepin Diatta, Chrislain Matsima, Eliot Matazo, Aleksandr Golovin, Stevan Jovetic
Suspended: Willem Geubbels
Jonas Martin and Adrien Truffert are currently injured and have been excluded from this match. Eduardo Camavinga has served his suspension against Paris Saint-Germain and will be back for this match.
Injured: Jonas Martin, Adrien Truffert
Monaco vs Rennes Prediction XI
Monaco Predicted XI (4-4-2): Benjamin Lecomte; Caio Henrique, Guillermo Maripan, Axel Disasi, Djibril Sidibe; Sofiane Diop, Youssouf Fofana, Aurelio Tchouameni, Cesc Fabregas; Kevin Volland, Wissam Ben Yedder
Rennes XI predicts (4-3-3): Alfred Gomis; Dalbert, Nayef Aguerd, Damien Da Silva, Hamari Traoré; Clément Grenier, Eduardo Camavinga, Flavien Tait; Martin Terrier, Jeremy Doku, Benjamin Bourigeaud
Monaco vs Rennes prediction
Monaco have been an exceptional force in Ligue 1 under Niko Kovac and will want to clinch a place in the UEFA Champions League this year. Players like Kevin Volland and Wissam Ben Yedder can be fatal on this day and will want to leave their mark on this game.
Rennes have failed to justify their potential this season but are perfectly capable of a positive result this weekend. Monaco are the better team at the moment, however, and should be able to take all three points from this game.
Prediction: Monaco 2-1 Rennes