Rennes got 8 points in the last 4 rounds but only last week they had a real impressive performance (drew 1-1 away at Monaco). Rennes was even the better side and put Monaco in difficulty for most of the game.
Players involved in the attacking phase were extremely active and confident, both starters and substitutes as well. Only central midfielder Doucoure appeared to be a bit hesitant but there’s no reason to worry since he will be suspended for this round.
Unfortunately in defense things were at the opposite end, with many personal errors and open spaces. Central defenders Mexer and Armand are in poor form and seem to lack confidence (Rennes conceded last round because Mexer gave the ball on a platter to opponents).
The 3-1 loss against PSG was a harsh result for Nice who deserved more. They managed to corner PSG a couple of times and kept it as tight as possible at the back. In the end only individual talent made the difference, but this defeat doesn’t put an end to Nice’s good form.
Nice’s offensive department is very young and full of energy. Last week for example the average age of the attacking players was 22. It is hard for opponents to keep up with their speed, especially since they are capable of continuous efforts.
Guests will miss suspended fullback Amavi but will welcome back winger Bautheac.
Neither side has anything to play for but still this promises to be an exciting encounter. Rennes’ alternating performances are the only thing standing against a bet on goals. If after 15 or 20 minutes teams will deliver fast and open football a live bet on goals is a must.
UPDATE: Nice’s young winger Benrahma suffered a serious injury and will be out fo rthe rest of the season.
Rennes: squad not communicated yet
Nice: Delle, Pouplin – Bodmer, Boscagli, Genevois, K.Gomis, Palun, G.Puel – Albert, Carlos Eduardo, Digard, Eysseric, Hult, N.Mendy, Bauthéac – Pléa, Bosetti, Maupay