March 02, 2024 6:19 PM
Alex Lawes

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


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When is Rennes vs Lorient on and what time does it start? Rennes vs Lorient will take place on Sunday 3rd March, 2024 – 16:05 (UK)

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

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



Julian Stephan returned to Stade Rennais during the November international break after he replaced former Olympique Lyonnais boss Bruno Genesio with Rennes struggling for victories in the middle-of-the-table in Ligue 1. However, since Stephan was re-appointed, Rennes have been much-improved.

They come into this one on the back of a 3-1 hammering of Le Puy in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France in their most recent outing, during the week, with a brace from Benjamin Bourigeaud and a goal scored by Arthur Theate. Rennes have suffered just one defeat in their last 14 matches across all competitions.


Lorient begin this weekend’s round of fixtures sitting third from bottom in the relegation playoff place with five victories, seven draws and 11 defeats in their 23 matches so far this season. Regis Le Bris remains in charge after finishing in the top-half of Ligue 1 last season but they have been much-improved in the calendar year of 2024.

The visitors enjoyed three successive victories in February against Metz, Stade de Reims and Strasbourg. However, they had that winning streak ended by a disappointing 1-0 defeat at home to an improving Nantes side in their most recent outing, last weekend, with a goal scored by Jean-Charles Castelletto.



Rennes are missing two midfielders for this weekend’s visit of Lorient as both Fabian Rieder and Enzo Le Fee are unavailable due to injury.

PREDICTED XI (4-4-2): Mandanda; G. Doue, Wooh, Belocian, Seidu; Blas, D. Doue, Santamaria, Salah; Kalimuendo, Gouiri

UNAVAILABLE: Le Fee (Injured), Rieder (Injured)



Lorient have plenty of injury concerns for this weekend as Montassar Talbi, Brooke Innocent, Quentin Boisgard and Benjamin Mendy are all among those unavailable.

PREDICTED XI (3-4-2-1): Mvogo; Adjei, Laporte, Toure; Katseris, Abergel, Louza, Le Bris; Kari, Ponceau; Bamba

UNAVAILABLE: Talbi (Injured), Innocent (Injured), Silva (Injured), Mendy (Injured), Boisgard (Injured)



Julian Stephan’s Rennes are the overwhelming favourites for this one with their home advantage. They have also been entertaining to watch, too, with their 23 matches consisting of 62 goals. That may well be the case once again this weekend with Lorient heading to Roazhon Park with a bit of confidence and an attacking intent. A high-scoring and entertaining home win is the likeliest outcome for this one.


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