RENNES ANGERS PREVIEW BY LGF
Another poor performance from Rennes last round away at Lille. They won a point, but were under pressure for most of the game, and only started to hold possession after opponents got a red card (finished 1-1)
Hosts have tremendous firepower but for some reason they aren’t clicking in the offensive phase, and scored only one goal in the last three rounds (from penalty).
Only after coach Curbis will be able to find the perfect formula players will achieve full potential. Until that happens there will constant rotation in the attacking department and they will struggle to find the net.
Hosts welcome back midfielder Gourcuff after injury.
Angers got an early red card last round against Lyon, and didn’t really stood a chance playing in 10 for 75 minutes. In these conditions the final result was of no surprise (Lyon won 3-0).
Guests won only 3 points in the last 5 rounds and we can fairly say they lack form and confidence. Things won’t improve too soon, as important central midfielder Mangani will be suspended this round. Mangani missed a couple of games in 2016, and in all of them Angers looked pale upfront and vulnerable in defense.
Angers really miss keeper Butelle who recently transferred out. Letellier took his place in the lineup and the defensive strength diminished considerably.
This is a difficult period for both sides and it’s almost impossible to foresee how this game will develop. Not much action should be expected, unless a special event occurs (a red card like last round).
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UPDATE: Rennes will miss forward Quintero and defender Mexer
Rennes: Costil, Ab.Diallo – Armand, Baal, Danzé, Diagne, M’Bengue, P.Mendes, S.Moreira – B.André, G.Fernandes, Gourcuff, Salles-Lamonge – Boga, O.Dembélé, Grosicki, Ntep, Sio, P.Henrique
Angers: Letellier, Petric – Angoula, Is.Traoré, R.Thomas, Bourillon, Manceau, Bouka Moutou – Laidouni, Ngosso, Saïss, Sunu, C.Ndoye, Diers – Ketkeophomphone, Benrahma, Nsamé, Karanovic, Yattara