Preview: Rennes vs PSG
Last season, Rennes shocked French football by beating PSG in the Coupe de France final. Although they failed to repeat this same upset in the French Super Cup as PSG beat them 2-1, the hosts will be keen on trying to cause Thomas Tuchel's side problems as they host them on Sunday.
It will be a lot easier said than done. Although there's no Neymar in the side, they clearly have shown that's no issue as they cruised to an easy 3-0 win on opening day.
Meanwhile, ex Torino and AC Milan striker M'Baye Niang, who had an excellent campaign last season as he finished as his team's top marksman with 14 goals across all comps, has now been signed on a permanent deal and will be leading the line but without new man Flavien Tait who misses out due to a red card.
Team news: Rennes vs PSG
Rennes: The hosts will be missing Flavien Tait due to a ban. Otherwise, they should have everyone else available for this match.
PSG: Meanwhile, visiting side PSG will be missing veteran midfielder Ander Herrera, while Neymar continues to be absent from the squad due to other off-the-pitch issues.
Match facts and stats: Rennes vs PSG
- Rennes have lost only one of their last 12 home games in Ligue 1
- In addition, they are unbeaten in their last six matches at home (W3 D3)
- However, they are winless in their last eight home games against PSG in Ligue 1 (D2 L6)
- And Les Parisiens have a great track record in August. The reigning Ligue 1 champs have won 15 of their last 16 games played in this month,
- The only blemish on that otherwise perfect record was when they lost to Monaco on August 28, 2016
Where to watch Rennes vs PSG on August 18, 2019
In the USA, catch Rennes vs PSG on beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN SPORTS, and Fanatiz USA.
In France, the game will be shown on Canal+ France.
Live elsewhere? Here are your options to watch the game:
Rennes vs PSG Broadcast Information
Stadium: Roazhon Park (Rennes)
Canada: fuboTV Canada, beIN Sports Canada, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada
France: Canal+ France
Germany: TeleClub Sport Live, DAZN
Indonesia: beIN Sports Connect Indonesia, beIN Sports 2 Indonesia
Malaysia: beIN Sports Connect Malaysia
Nigeria: StarTimes App, Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, Startimes World Football
Portugal: Eleven Sports 2 Portugal
Turkey: beIN CONNECT Turkey, Digiturk Play, beIN Sports 4 Turkey
United Kingdom: BT Sport 2, BT Sport Live
United States: fuboTV, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN SPORTS, Fanatiz USA