Stade Rennais vs PSG October 3, 2021 Preview and match statistics

Lionel Messi opened his scoring tally for Paris Saint-Germain in their midweek win over Manchester City and will be looking for more when the Parisiens head to Rennes for a Ligue 1 match on Sunday.

PSG are clinching the league title, having won the first eight games, but their performances have come under fire for their lack of fluidity.

They have often left late to score vital goals this season, especially in recent games against Metz and Lyon.

In the last game before the international break, meanwhile, coach Mauricio Pochettino will simply look for his team to maintain his winning streak.

With this in mind, a strong team can be anticipated.

Of course, the combination of Neymar, Kylian Mbappé and Messi should start again at the forefront of the attack. However, with the return of Ángel Di María, Pochettino will have to choose between a 4-3-3 and a 4-2-3-1.

Marco Verratti was back on the scene after a calf injury in the middle of the week and should appear early on, with Idrissa Gueye, PSG’s other prominent midfielder this season. Ander Herrera could find himself on the bench for Gini Wijnaldum to return.

In defense, for his part, Juan Bernat has trained normally and could have a role to play for the first time in a year, but Sergio Ramos continues to lose and must wait for PSG to come out.

Once again, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Keylor Navas must compete for supremacy in goal.

Rennes are also coming out of action in the middle of the week, having beaten Vitesse 2-1 away from home. They will still be without winger Jeremy Doku for this match, but they had the luxury of rotating their squad midweek to rest their players before this match.

Possible XI holder of PSG against Rennes


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