AS Monaco will be looking to close the gap on the top of the standings this weekend when they travel to Rennes. The hosts will also be hoping for maximum points in this fixture after suffering defeats in three of their last four matches in Ligue 1.
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AS Monaco have stuttered for form in Ligue 1 since making a bright start to the campaign, but they will have the perfect opportunity to get back on track this weekend when they travel to Rennes. Monaco come into this fixture sitting third in the standings, and a victory could see them close the gap on the top of the standings to three points.
However, they have been too easy to beat in recent weeks, as they have suffered two losses in their last five matches. But, there was evidence to suggest that they were back to their best last weekend, as they landed maximum points at home against Montpellier. Takumi Minamino opened the scoring in that success, before the match-clinching goal was netted in the second minute of injury time by Wissam Ben Yedder.
Rennes will be looking to make their home advantage count this weekend, as they look for a fourth victory of the campaign. At present, they sit 12th in the standings, and they are just three points clear of the bottom three places in the standings. Their recent form would also be a concern, as Rennes has lost three of their last four.
Their most recent setback was suffered on Sunday evening, as they were edged out on the road by Marseille. Rennes will be looking for more from their attacking players this weekend, as they failed to land a single shot on target in that defeat on the road against Marseille last weekend.
Rennes vs AS Monaco Head to Head
Rennes landed a 2-0 success in this exact fixture last term, with that win being recorded in May. That success ended a four-match winless streak against Monaco. Over that period, the visitors had recorded three victories, which includes a success in this exact fixture in April 2022.
Rennes vs AS Monaco Prediction
Rennes will desperately need a positive result this weekend to aid their worries at the bottom half of the standings. However, it could be worth siding with the points being shared, just as they have been in two of the previous eight clashes between the French teams.
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