April 19, 2024 1:27 AM
Alex Lawes

Nantes vs Rennes Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 French Ligue 1


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When is Nantes vs Rennes on and what time does it start? Nantes vs Rennes will take place on Saturday 20th April, 2024 – 16:00 (UK)

Where can I get tickets for Nantes vs Rennes? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information

What TV channel is Nantes vs Rennes on in the UK? TNT Sports have the rights to Ligue 1 matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule for Nantes vs Rennes

Where can I stream Nantes vs Rennes in the UK? If Nantes vs Rennes is televised on TNT Sports, then subscribers can stream the match live on discovery+



Nantes have significantly underperformed throughout the 2023/24 campaign and are onto their third manager of the campaign with the re-appointment of Antoine Kombouare following on from the sackings of both Pierre Aristouy and Jocelyn Gourvennac. They have improved a fair bit since the return of Kombouare.

That improvement continued last week at Stade Oceane against a struggling and an out of form Le Havre side last weekend. Kader Bamba scored a 93rd minute winning goal in that game for Nantes. They have won two games either side of taking the lead against Lyon but eventually losing that one in dramatic circumstances in three matches since the March international break.


Following the re-appointment of Julian Stephan during the November international break, replacing former Olympique Lyonnais boss Bruno Genesio, Stade Rennais enjoyed an almost immediate improvement. However, they have since drifted back down into the bottom-half of the table and the pressure is actually beginning to grow on the aforementioned Stephan.

Rennes come into this one on the back of a 2-1 defeat at home to Toulouse last weekend in a game in which they had taken a 20th minute lead. That means Rennes have now suffered three successive losses in Ligue 1 with just four, one against rock-bottom Clermont, one against second-tier Le Puy and one a consolation win against Milan, victories in their last 12 matches across all competitions.



Nantes have three key injury concerns for this weekend’s visit of Rennes as Tino Kadewere, Moses Simon and Bastien Meupiyou are all unavailable.

PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Lafont; Amian, Castelletto, Pallois, Duverne; Moutoussamy, Chirivella; Mollet, Sissoko, Abline; Mohamed

UNAVAILABLE: Kadewere (Injured), Simon (Injured), Meupiyou (Injured)



Alidu Seidu is missing this weekend’s visit to Nantes through suspension, whilst Adrien Truffert is also out injured, whilst midfielder Enzo Le Fee is a doubt.

PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Mandanda; G. Doue, Omari, Theate, Belocian; Santamaria, Rieder; Bourigeaud, Gouiri, D. Doue; Kalimuendo

UNAVAILABLE: Seidu (Suspended), Truffert (Injured)

QUESTIONABLE: Le Fee (Injured)


In all three games since the return of Antoine Kombouare, Nantes have been far more cohesive in both defence and attack. Even when they suffered a loss to Lyon, they performed quite well and had the lead until the final 15 minutes of the 90. Rennes would have expected to be a lot closer to the top six at this stage of the season but do appear to simply be fizzling out and therefore backing Nantes, especially with their home advantage, looks the way to go for this one.


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