It is difficult to say what Monaco priorities are seeing they are also involved in Champions League in this moment. They use the best possible lineup both in Ligue1 and in Champions League without any kind of rotation.
Progressing further in Champions League won’t actually be that satisfying without assuring another presence in that competition for next season.
In the midweek game at Juventus Monaco were pretty close of getting away with a draw and Juventus managed to make the difference only through a penalty. Even if they defended for most of the game Monaco also had moments when they applied pressure and put the opponent in difficulty.
Second leg against Juventus is only a few days away but there is no indication Monaco will treat the Ligue1 game against Rennes with superficiality.
Most likely hosts will once again miss midfielder Toulalan because of injury.
Rennes mildly dominated last week against Guingamp but they could make the difference only in the final 10 minutes after opponents got a red card.
In defense there were once again big spaces between defenders and only thanks to keeper Costil they managed to keep a clean sheet. Undoubtedly Costil is Rennes’ most important player in this moment as his amazing reflexes helped Rennes keep 3 consecutive clean sheets.
Besides keeper Costil and a few moments of ingenuity form winger Ntep Rennes are nothing special and an organized and powerful side like Monaco shouldn’t have problems in taking all points, regardless the tight schedule. Monaco -1.00 at 2.25
UPDATE: Monaco will miss both defensive midfielders Toulalan and Kondogbia. Rennes will have to do without injured fullback Danze. Same bet
Monaco: Stekelenburg, Subasic – Abdennour, R.Carvalho, Ab.Diallo, Echiejile, Fabinho, Kurzawa, Raggi, Wallace, Alm.Touré – Carrasco, Dirar, Moutinho, Ber.Silva, Al.Traoré – Berbatov, Germain, A.Martial, M.Carvalho
Rennes: Costil, Sorin – Mexer, S.Armand, S.Moreira, M’Bengue, Diagne – B.André, G.Fernandes, Doucouré, Prcic, Konradsen – Allée, Habibou, Pedro Henrique, Toivonen, Ntep, Grosicki