Guingamp was set as a slight favorite against St Etienne, but the side suffered narrow 1:0 loss being down in the scoreline already from the sixth minute. They were trying to level up as much as they could, but except of some semi-tries, the game didn’t look very interesting with the visitors being satisfied with the result.
Rennes, on the other side, comes from a narrow 1:0 victory away to Nantes last Sunday afternoon. They took the lead in the thirteenth minute already, staying very defensively towards the opponent, but not allowing many concrete chances. They are now on a run of four victories, with the team being four points behind fourth-placed St Etienne.
Forward Benezet (16/3) should miss for the home side, while they could also be without second choice goalkeeper Petric (no performance yet) and defender Ikoko (14/0). The guests have midfielder Hunou (4/1) as doubtful, while injured remains midfielder Baal (1/0).
Guingamp have failed to win 21 of their last 23 matches (Ligue 1).
After their positive performance against PSG in the Coupe de la Ligue competition, players of Guingamp quickly showed that it was a largely a matter of luck. With in-form Rennes coming here, it’s really difficult to see Guingamp having what it takes to respond in attack in this one.