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Trophée des Champions 2019- Paris St Germain Vs Stades Rennais FC Preview, Predictions, Betting Tips and Free Bets- PSG to Win their First Silverware of the Season
The traditional curtain-raiser for the French football season takes place in China this weekend as Ligue 1 Champions Paris St Germain take on Coupe De France winners, Rennes.
Paris Saint-Germain's German forward Julian Draxler (2nd L) celebrates after scoring the 2-0 lead with Paris Saint-Germain's Jese Rodriguez (L-R), Thomas Meunier Pablo Sarabia, Kylian Mbappe and Marco Verratti during the pre-season friendly football match Dynamo Dresden v Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Rudolf Harbig stadium in Dresden, eastern Germany, on July 16, 2019. (Photo by Ronny Hartmann / AFP) (Photo credit should read RONNY HARTMANN/AFP/Getty Images)
Paris St Germain Team News & Form
It’s been a Summer rife with speculation for the French champions, and they will be hoping that they can put all of the talk behind them and get a big victory under their belt before kickstarting their new Ligue 1 campaign.
The biggest talking point this Summer has been the future of Brazilian superstar, Neymar. The former Barcelona man has been linked with a move away from the French capital and has not featured in any of the club’s pre-season games.
He is fully fit and available for Saturday’s fixture, but it is looking incredibly unlikely that he will feature during the game.
Despite this, PSG should be able to boast a strong side with Kylian Mbappe leading the line after a strong pre-season.
Stades Rennais FC Team News & Form
Rennes will be looking to beat PSG to another trophy this weekend as they come into the game against the French champions with a fully-fit squad at their disposal.
The Ligue 1 club have not had the strongest of pre-season campaigns though, failing to win any of their three games, with a 0-0 draw against Scottish Premiership champions Celtic being their most notable result.
Paris St Germain Vs Stades Rennais FC Head to Head Record
Rennes picked up their first piece of silverware since 1971 when they defeated PSG on penalties in last season’s Coupe De France final but don’t expect to see a repeat of that result this weekend.
PSG have won nine of their last ten encounters against Rennes and have also scored at least three goals in six of their last eight encounters against them.
Paris St Germain Vs Stades Rennais FC Match Up
The gulf in class between PSG and Rennes is plain for all to see and while Rennes may have picked up a victory against the French Champions in their last encounter, PSG will be out for blood this time around.
The French champions finished 39 points ahead of their opposition in last season’s table, and it seems unlikely that they will make the same mistakes that they made in the final again.
Paris St Germain FC Vs Stades Rennais FC Key Statistics
- Paris St Germain have scored at least three goals in six of their last eight encounters against Rennes
- Paris St Germain have won the Trophee Deé Champions for the last seven seasons
- Rennes have failed to win any of their pre-season fixtures
Paris St Germain FC Vs Stades Rennais FC Odds and Tips
Needless to say, the bookmakers are backing Paris St Germain for the victory this weekend, with Bet365 currently pricing them at 1.25, while Rennes are out at 10.00.
The goal markets may be worth looking at, with over 3.5 goals currently being available at 2.00.