Rennes, Mbaye Niang, Steven Nzonzi

Brittany on the attack!

Publish on 13/10/2020 at 11:00


The Bretons of Stade Rennais FC, Stade Brestois 29 and FC Lorient rank among the most potent attacks in Ligue 1 Uber Eats after six rounds.

A new wind is blowing over Brittany. In the wake of Stade Rennais FC, the best attack in Ligue 1 Uber Eats after six games, Stade Brestois 29 and FC Lorient are also experiencing an promising start to the season in attack. Although each front line boasts different characteristics, the three Breton clubs rank among the best attacks in the league this season.

With 14 goals, current league leaders Rennes are dominating the attacking table. Olivier Dall'Oglio's Stade Brestois 29 are not far behind, however, boasting the league's fourth-best attack (ten goals). And although their stated objective is to beat the drop., Lorient are not playing defensive football - for from it - with nine goals in six matches putting them in sixth on the scoring chart.

Brest with more shots, more on target

Guided by an ambitious game plan, Brest have taken the third-most shots on goal in Ligue 1 Uber Eats to have attempted the most shots (69), behind OL (91) and PSG (76). Julien Stéphan's Rennes are not far behind, with 64 shots putting them in sixth place. In terms of shots on target, once again we find Stade Brestois 29 ahead of their neighbours, with 29 shots on target (fifth overall) compared with 27 for Rennes (seventh).

Lorient, the most accurate

Although Christophe Pélissier's FC Lorient shoot less than their two regional neighbours (36 shots, 21 on target), they are much more accurate, with 58.33% of shots on target - second only to AS Saint-Etienne (62.16%). Stade Rennais and Stade Brestois are neck-and-neck in this category, respectively 12th (42.19%) and 13th (42.03%) in the league.

Rennes use their heads, take the long view

Boasting the division's top attack with 14 goals scored by nine different players, Stade Rennais also dominate another category: assists. Les Rouge et Noir have racked up 11 assists since the start of the season, more than any other club in Ligue 1 Uber Eats. Other areas where the SRFC shine: attacking headers and long-range shots.

Thanks to Nayef Aguerd, Damien Da Silva and Steven Nzonzi, Rennes have already scored three headers this season; only Montpellier HSC have done better, with five. They have hit 17 headers in six matches, the third-best performance in the championship. Stade Brestois are also in the top five in this category (5th), with 15 headers.

Rennes are also doing very well in terms of long-distance shots. The Roazhon Park side have scored twice from outside the box, thanks to Serhou Guirassy and Adrien Truffert. Only LOSC have done better at this early stage in the season, with three.