• FT

    AC Ajaccio

    1

    Bastia

    1

  • FT

    Guingamp

    0

    Bordeaux

    1

  • FT

    Montpellier

    0

    Lorient

    2

  • FT

    Sochaux

    0

    Reims

    2

  • FT

    Rennes

    3

    St Etienne

    1

  • FT

    Evian Thonon

    2

    PSG

    0

FRENCH LIGUE 1

Route de Lorient , France

Attendance: 17139

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Stade Rennes

  • Silvio Romero 33'
  • Romain Alessandrini 55'
  • Silvio Romero 68'

3 - 1

FT

St Etienne

  • Mevlut Erding 90' +3'

Stade Rennes v St Etienne: Preview

Rennes coach Philippe Montanier knows his team's bid to get their season back on track faces a difficult hurdle when they host St Etienne in Ligue 1 on Wednesday night.

Les Rouges et Noirs have taken just two points from the last four matches to sit 13th in the table, a 2-0 defeat by Monaco the outcome at the weekend.

The form of Wednesday's opponents, however, is in stark contrast, as the fifth-placed visitors wil be looking for their third consecutive win.

Montanier admits St Etienne will offer formidable opposition, telling a press conference: ``You're going to meet a team that is on a good momentum.

``St Etienne have lost only one match in the last six - against Lyon, where they did not deserve to lose.

``They prepared to play well in the Europa League and the championship. It's tough on all lines.

``They have an interesting squad. They are executing set-pieces with great players and good strikers. They create a lot of scoring opportunities.''

St Etienne forward Mevlut Erding returns to the ground where he spent 18 months following a move from Paris St Germain.

He admits the return to facing his former team-mates gives him a little extra drive, telling the club's official website: ``In any case, I am motivated.

``Perhaps even a little more because I will face my former team-mates in a stadium that I know well.

``You always want to prove certain things when facing your old colours.

``This is a positive motivation.''

Of the match he added: ``It is a direct competition with individuals like Romain Alessandrini and Nelson Oliveira.

``The new coach, Philippe Montanier, has implemented a new system. We go to Rennes with ambitions of playing and results. We want to continue our momentum.''

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