Since 2001, RC Lens and Stade Rennais have played 20 matches against each other, with RC Lens winning 10 of them and 8 matches ending in a draw.
The two teams have a long history of playing against each other in Ligue 1, with Stade Rennais winning only 2 of their last 13 away encounters with RC Lens.
In April 2023, RC Lens defeated Stade Rennais 1-0 in a Ligue 1 match, with Lois Openda scoring the winning goal.
Overall, the head-to-head record between RC Lens and Stade Rennais shows that RC Lens has been the more successful team in their encounters.
However, it is important to note that past performance does not necessarily predict future outcomes.
As of August 20th, 2023, the two teams are set to face each other again in a Ligue 1 match.
Lens will have to make do without Jimmy Cabot and Wuilker Farinez for the time being as they continue to recover from knee injuries, while Wesley Said is a doubt for Saturday’s clash.
The Blood and Gold have also lost Lois Openda to RB Leipzig and Seko Fofana to Al-Nassr, with the prolific pair racking up 30 goals and 10 assists between them last term.
Consequently, Angelo Fulgini will likely continue to lead the line in a 3-4-2-1 formation this weekend, while Morgan Guilavogui and Florian Sotoca are expected to operate behind the striker.
Genesio is expected to continue with his favoured 4-3-3 formation, with Benjamin Bourigeaud, Baptiste Santamaria and Enzo Le Fee lining up in midfield, while veteran stopper Steve Mandanda will continue in goal.