Last round Nantes had to accept the rythm imposed by Bordeaux but only because they played in numerical inferiority for almost an entire half (Bordeaux won 2-0). Their good run ended abruptly because of decisions taken by referees. But this season Nantes have a powerful squad capable of huge surprises and they can definitely get back on the right track.
A tough schedule will follow for Nantes with games against St Etienne, PSG and Lille and they surely want to enter that period in good form and confidence.
Good news for Nantes as Brazilian Adryan resumed training and should be available for the game against Rennes. On the other hand keeper Riou is doubtful at the moment. In case he won’t make it, Riou will definitely be missed as his good form played a huge role in helping Nantes win 7 points so far.
Rennes made a great game last round against Toulouse and fully deserved to take all points (won 3-1). Winger Ntep returned from injury, played about 20 minutes but still managed to deliver an excellent assist.
With Ntep and Baal on the left side and Zeffane on the right Rennes can create problems for most defenses in Ligue1.
But the bad news is that important keeper Costil suffered an injury and will miss for about 2 months. More problems for Rennes this round as winger Henrique and central midfielder Fernandes will miss through suspension.
Both teams have great potential and is really difficult to foresee how this game will play out. While Nantes focus mostly on building in the center Rennes concentrate on carrying actions down the flanks. If the first 15 minutes will provide open football this game can be great material for live betting on goals, especially if both keepers will miss.
UPDATE: Nantes will miss Lenjani and Toure who are suspended and keeper Riou who is injured. Rennes’ new forward can make his first appearance.
Nantes: Dupé, Olliero – Kwateng, Djidji, Dubois, Vizcarrondo, Cana, Sabaly – Bedoya, Deaux, Adryan, R.Gomis, Rongier, Thomasson – Audel, Sigthorsson, Bammou, Sala
Rennes: Ab.Diallo, Sorin – Mexer, Baal, S.Armand, Pedro Mendes, M’Bengue, S.Moreira, Diagne, Danzé, Zeffane – B.André, Doucouré, Y.Sylla – Sio, Boga, Ntep, Habibou, Grosicki