PSG vs Rennes live stream – Paris Saint-Germain look to continue a brilliant run of form in Ligue 1 as they host Rennes on Friday
Mauricio Pochettino’s men recently suffered a disappointing Coupe de France exit via a penalty shootout against Nice, but have been running riot in the league of late.
Following a drab 1-1 draw with Lyon in early January, Les Parisiens have won three in the trot, seeing off Brest 2-0, thrashing Reims 4-0 and most recently dispatching Lille 5-1 away from home.
Sitting pretty 13 points clear atop of Ligue 1, they face a tougher test than in recent weeks as they host a Rennes side firmly in the race for Champions League qualification.
Here’s 90min’s preview of this one.
When is kick off? Friday 11 February, 20:00 (GMT)
Where is it being played? Parc des Princes, Paris
What TV channel is it on? BT Sport 2 (UK), beIN Sports (US)
Highlights? BT Sport Football YouTube/Ligue Uber Eats YouTube
Who’s the referee? Benoit Bastien
Who’s the VAR? Jeremie Pignard
Pochettino will be able to welcome Africa Cup of Nations champions Idrissa Gueye and Abdou Diallo back to the matchday squad, although will have to make do without Angel Di Maria after the Argentine was forced off with a knock to the leg in PSG’s previous outing.
He joins Georginio Wijnaldum, Neymar, and Sergio Ramos on the sidelines.
You can read PSG’s predicted lineup here.
Jonas Martin’s suspension for an accumulation of yellow cards may not come into play for this round of matches, so the midfielder should be present for the trip to the capital.
Elsewhere, Alfrid Gomis could be drafted back in goal having been absent on international duty with the triumphant Senegal at AFCON, although Jeremy Doku, Romain Salin and Flavien Tait are all doubts to face PSG through injury.
As is the case with so many domestic opponents, PSG have largely enjoyed this fixture in the past.
In 69 meetings, they have come out on top 35 times. However, they have fallen to defeat 20 times against Rennes and no team has beaten PSG more often in fewer than 70 matches.
Furthermore, PSG have won just once in their last four encounters with Rennes, drawing 1-1 and most recently losing 2-0 in the previous two clashes.
Recent history suggests this one will be tighter than PSG’s lead at the top of the table.
Rennes clearly enjoy playing the current Ligue 1 leaders more than most sides in French football and, given the way they’ve come out and performed freely for large parts of the campaign, Pochettino’s team will likely be in for a tough ride.
Having said that, the quality they possess is unworldly and, even if they’ve failed to really dazzle for the majority of the season, that superior class to most opponents will always give them the upper hand. It could prove to be close, but PSG should still come out on top.
TV Channel: Paris SG vs Rennes will be available to watch live on BT Sport, Sky Sports, beIN sports and futbol TV.