Very boring game last round between Bordeaux and Nantes (finished 0-0).
Bordeaux appear to be in a coma, especially in the offensive compartment where they simply don’t have enough strength to reach opponents’ penalty box.
Coach Gillot moved forward Saivet on the wing hoping he could be more useful. But he vegetated the entire game without creating any important action or delivering a single key pass. Jussie played upfront but could barely touch the ball.
Good news for Bordeaux as striker Diabate could return after injury to freshen things up a bit. But he was out for many rounds and may still need some time to pick up a rythm.
Defensive mistakes are a routine nowadays for Bordeaux, no matter if we are talking about fullbacks or central defenders. Adding to that the suspension of central defender Henrique and Bordeaux are in for a lot of trouble.
Rennes’ confidence skyrocketed after a great week. They eliminated Lille from the Cup and defeated Bastia in Ligue1. In both cases the performances were very convincing. The best news of all is that winger Alessandrini scored in both games and once again started to be an exponential player for Rennes.
Forward Toivonen is also doing wonderful after netting again last round and reaching a total of 6 goals in 9 games.
Rennes should welcome back young winger Ntep after injury. He appeared to have been in good form before the injury so his presence could boost the offensive potential.
Bordeaux are just too washed out in this moment to resist to high-flying Rennes, especially without one of their best player (central defender Henrique). Rennes +0.25 at 2.09
UPDATE: No surprises in the squads.
Bordeaux: C.Carrasso, Jug – Bréchet, Chalmé, Mariano, Orban, Planus, L.Sané, Poundjé – Ab.Traoré, Maurice-Belay, Poko, Sertic – Bellion, Hoarau, Rolan, Diabaté, Saivet
Rennes: Costil, Ch.N’Diaye – Kana-Biyik, Armand, Danzé, Boye, M’Bengue, Moreira – Doucouré, Alessandrini, Makoun, Konradsen, Pajot, Hunou, Kadir – Toivonen, N.Oliveira, Grosicki