PSG rounded off another domestic treble in a professional manner on Tuesday as they saw off the threat of Les Herbiers with a 2-0 win. To be honest it would have been one of the biggest upsets in footballing history if the third tier side had taken home the trophy, but you can only beat the teams put in front of you and PSG managed to avoid an humiliation and lift the Coupe de France.
This follows on from two rather disappointing 2-2 draws against Amiens and Guingamp in Ligue 1, with those two failures putting an end to their hopes of surpassing the 100 point mark this season. They do have a huge 92 points in the bag though, 17 more than 2nd placed Lyon and 18 clear of last season’s shock champions Monaco.
PSG couldn’t have wished for a more fitting way to reclaim that trophy either. They hosted Monaco back in the middle of April, and a 7-1 battering of the fallen champions clinched the league title for the Parisians. Now, three games on, PSG have extended their unbeaten streak to 14 games in the league.
At the Parc des Princes they haven’t lost a league match since March 2016, and their 2-2 draw against Guingamp at the end of April was the first time they have dropped points there all season. They have scored a ridiculous 70 league goals there this season, although recently their defence have slipped up a number of times and they have only managed a clean sheet in two of their last six.
Rennes will have taken heart from PSG’s recent stalemates. They are one of the many teams challenging for qualification to the Europa League, something which was aided in midweek by PSG’s Coupe de France victory. 5th and 6th place now have passage through to Europe, and Rennes are currently lying 5th with two games remaining.
It’s a tight race in this section though. They are some 19 points adrift of the top four, but below them as many as four teams could leapfrog them by the end of the season.
Fortunately for the visiting fans they are seeing a team in good form at the moment. They beat Strasbourg last time out and have lost just one of their last 12 matches in the league, and away from home they haven’t lost since the end of January. Rennes have found the net in each of their last 13 trips away in the league too, and their 2-0 loss at Guingamp in October is the only time they have failed to score on the road this season.
Considering PSG’s recent defensive slips we’re expecting the visitors to find the net, but with the hosts scoring so many that is unlikely to be the only goal. Les Parisiens have seen at least three goals in 15 of their 18 home games this season too, so we’re backing a Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 Goals alongside a 2-1 win for the hosts.