Rennes controlled the game away at Montpellier last week and deserved to win all points. They weren’t exactly very aggressive in the attacking phase, but did enough to win the game (finished 1-0).
Defensive wise they have improved lately and managed to keep a clean sheet in the last 2 rounds. It seems that central midfielders learned their lesson and don’t adventure upfront that much.
Wingers Bourigeaud and Maouassa are very active lately, they are in good form and play a big role in Rennes’ attacking phase.
The game between Bordeaux and Monaco last week was very balanced, but Monaco’s efficiency in the offensive phase made the difference (Monaco won 2-0).
Bordeaux are going through a bad moment and they won only 1 point in the last 4 rounds.
Forward De Preville is a major disappointment so far and his poor performances are also affecting the defensive phase. More players advance in the attempt to compensate for De Preville’s poor form, and Bordeaux can easily concede. They haven’t kept a clean sheet in more than a month and there are no signs of improvement.
Hosts will once again miss midfielder Prcic, while Bordeaux will be without midfielder Lerager who is suspended.
Rennes are definitely in better form and confidence, and should be able to take advantage of Bordeaux’s bad moment. Rennes DNB 2.21
Rennes: Koubek, Diallo ; Danzé, Gnagnon, Baal, Bensebaini, Traoré, Afonso ; Léa-Siliki, Bourigeaud, Maouassa, Khazri, Gélin, Hunou, André, Salles Lamonge ; Mubele, Brandon.
Bordeaux: Costil, Prior ; Sabaly, Gajic, Toulalan, Lewczuk, Jovanovic, Pellenard ; Otávio, Sankharé, Plasil, Vada, Pereira ; Kamano, Malcom, Mendy, Cafu, De Préville.