Aiming to bounce back from a slow start to the Ligue 1 season and a midweek Champions League defeat, Paris Saint-Germain will travel to take on Stade Rennais Football Club (Rennes) on Sunday in the eighth round of league games. Both teams are eager to secure a victory to boost their positions in the league table and regain momentum.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Struggles:
Les Parisiens haven’t had the start to the season they were hoping for. After seven games, they find themselves in fifth place in Ligue 1 with 12 points. This is not the dominant PSG that fans have grown accustomed to seeing in recent years. A surprising draw against Lens and a loss to Nantes have raised questions about their consistency and form. Additionally, PSG suffered a setback in the Champions League earlier in the week, intensifying the pressure on the team to perform.
Rennes’ Promising Start:
On the other side, Rennes has had a promising start to their Ligue 1 campaign. They sit just one point behind PSG, having secured a vital home victory in their last outing. Rennes’ form has been relatively consistent, and they will be looking to capitalize on PSG’s recent struggles to secure a positive result at home.
Here are the expected starting lineups for both teams:
Rennes possible starting lineup:
Mandanda; Assignon, Omari, Theate, Truffert; Bourigeaud, Matic; Blas, Rieder, Gouiri; Kalimuendo
Paris Saint-Germain possible starting lineup:
Donnarumma; Skriniar, Marquinhos, Hernandez; Hakimi, Ruiz, Ugarte, Barcola; Dembele, Muani, Mbappe
Both teams boast talented squads, with PSG having some of the world’s top talents in their lineup, including Kylian Mbappe and Gianluigi Donnarumma. Rennes, however, will be keen to utilize their home advantage and the promising form they’ve shown so far this season to challenge the Parisians.
This matchup promises to be an exciting and closely contested encounter as both teams aim to secure all three points. For PSG, it’s an opportunity to demonstrate their championship credentials, while Rennes will be determined to continue their impressive early-season form and potentially climb above their illustrious opponents in the Ligue 1 standings.
Football fans around the world will be eagerly watching to see how this encounter unfolds, as the outcome could have significant implications for both teams’ aspirations in Ligue 1 this season.