After last round Gazelec Ajaccio are now sitting on 5 consecutive defeats and unfortunately coach Laurey doesn’t have many alternatives available and the future doesn’t look too bright. (lost 2-1 away at Guingamp)
Ajaccio’s players are very limited in skills and although they try to compensate through determination it doesn’t really work out for them.
Besides Djokovic the rest of midfielders aren’t too inventive and so forwards are forced to create opportunities themselves.
Gazelec Ajaccio have 5 forwards of the same value and they are constantly rotated but until now coach Laurey failed to find the perfect formula, if such a thing really exists…
Hosts will have to do without Sylla who is suspended.
The game between Rennes and Lille last week was pretty balanced overall but Rennes missed a great opportunity to take all points after opponents got a red card with 20 minutes to go (finished 1-1).
Winger Ntep missed a penalty but scored immediately after and according to official statements it seems he won’t be taking anymore penalties this season.
Rennes look really powerful this year with a solid central defense in three and capable of fast paced actions upfront, both on the flanks and in the center.
Most probably Rennes will use the same team as there are no new injuries.
Ajaccio will be the ones trying to control the game and push hard from the first minute. Unfortunately they don’t have the necessary resources to corner a team like Rennes, furthermore Rennes will simply love this situation and will make the most of their counter attacking skills. Rennes -0.25 at 2.02
UPDATE: Bad news for Rennes as they will be without winger Ntep. Ntep is a key player and since fullback Baal is also out injured Rennes’ left flank won’t be so powerful. No bet.
Gazelec Ajaccio: squad not communicated yet
Rennes: Ab.Diallo, Sorin – Mexer, S.Armand, Pedro Mendes, M’Bengue, Danzé, S.Moreira, Diagne, Zeffane – B.André, Doucouré, G.Fernandes, Y.Sylla – Sio, Boga, Pedro Henrique, Grosicki