Rennes will be eyeing up a spot in the top three before the World Cup break in two weeks as they welcome Montpellier to Roazhon Park with the club sitting fourth in the league and just three points behind Lorient in third.
This game is the best chance Rennes have had all season long to stamp down their marker on the top four, as Marseille drew 2-2 with Strasbourg on Saturday. It now means the club can extend their gap on the fifth-placed side to three points as they now sit level on points with Rennes ahead on goals difference. This comes as a result of scoring 25 times and letting in just 12 goals - only Lens, PSG and Marseille have conceded fewer.
Rennes did draw 3-3 with Fenerbahce in midweek in the Europa League, but with two victories over Dynamo Kyiv in the competition in early October, they are still into the knockout rounds of the Europa League.
Rennes have also defeated Angers 2-1, Lyon 3-2, Nantes 3-0 and Strasbourg 3-1 in their past four Ligue 1 games, meaning a four-game winning. It also means the club have seen four of their 12 goals conceded come in the past four games.
Montpellier are the only side not to draw a game this season with eight defeats and just four wins on the board. They have also let in 24 goals and scored an impressive 22 of their own, however.