Round 18: Rennes – Valenciennes Preview - Ligue 1 Betting Tips

Round 18: Rennes – Valenciennes Preview

[pullquote]Capable and powerful offensive players on both sides, up against fragile and disorientated defenses. A game full of action is foreseen, and at 2.10 over 2.5 goals looks really good.[/pullquote]Although Rennes have tremendous defensive potential they almost always concede. With defensive midfielders like Makoun and M’Vila they should be able to have a solid wall in front of their net. But sadly for them, the wall looks like it’s made out of straws and not rocks… Makoun will be back after injury, and it also seems like M’Vila will make it as a starter. Even if they are talented and skilled, their presence won’t make any difference, as their primary attribute nowadays is hesitation. Central defender Kana-Biyik picked up a red card last round and will miss this game. Seeing as his possible replacement, Boye, is still injured, M’Vila could partner Apam in the central defense, while Danze (fullback at origins and also out of form) could be used once again as a defensive midfielder. These constant changes in the defensive compartment prevent continuity, prevent a better form and confidence. On the upper half of the team things look better, as midfielders Feret and Alessandrini are able to create assists or even score, with only one touch. Recently also offensive midfielder Diallo gained confidence and showed playing desire.


For a couple of rounds already Valenciennes reduced their rhythm. Now they were awaken by the ruthless defeat in front of PSG (4-0). Fans are beginning to show some anxiety, making the coach to ask more from his players. Whatever the changes will be there’s not much they can do in the defense. Central defender Gil is doubtful (most probably will miss once again), leaving an already fragile defense in pain and suffering. Fullbacks Mater (or Nery) and Bong are always one step behind opponents and their clearances are even more dangerous than a direct shot on goal coming from the opposite side…
In spite of that upfront the team looks good, with Dossevi and Danic on the sides, Le Tallec upfront and Kadir just behind him. They are just like a miniature PSG in offense. On a good day, they can brake absolutely any defense in this league, and judging how the game vs PSG woke them up, this should be a good day for them, filled with determination and will.

Capable and powerful offensive players on both sides, up against fragile and disorientated defenses. A game full of action is foreseen, and at 2.10 over 2.5 goals looks really good.

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