Troyes didn’t stood a chance last week away at Lyon (lost 4-1). They were clearly dominated for the entire game and only managed to score thanks to a long range effort from midfielder Camus.
Troyes lacked everything necessary for surviving in Ligue1, from determination to lucid tactics. At the moment they seem doomed to relegate, and only in home games they appear to be capable of winning points.
Hosts will welcome back midfielder Darbion who was suspended last round.
Entertaining game between Rennes and Lorient last round (finished 2-2), with Rennes in control although they were 2-0 down early in the first half.
Young wingers Dembele and Boga were Rennes’ best players, not necessary because they scored a goal each, but because they showed increased playing appetite and got involved in most of Rennes’ actions. Still, however talented they may be, both of them are inexperienced and don’t always make the right decision.
In defense Rennes were a bit hesitant, especially Diagne who even scored an own goal. Unfortunately Diagne may once again feature if Mexer or Mendes won’t return from injury.
Rennes transferred-in the most fragile player in the world, midfielder Gourcuff, who played for 15 minutes last week, but somehow managed to get injured and is doubtful ahead of this game. Gourcuff was injured for most of his career so far, so spending time on the sidelines won’t come as a surprise.
This can be a tricky encounter with Troyes wishing to save the season and Rennes hesitant in defense and a bit inexperienced upfront, so it’s best to stay away.
UPDATE: Great news for Rennes who welcome back wingers Ntep and grosicki
Troyes: Bernardoni – Dreyer – Dabo – Mavinga – Ngcongca – Saunier – Azamoum – Ben Saada – Camus – Confais -Court – Karaboue – Nivet – Pi – Thiago – Cabot – Gueye – Jean
Rennes: Sorin, Costil – S.Armand, S.Moreira, Diagne, M’Bengue, Gnagnon, Zeffane – B.André, A.Doucouré, Salles Lamonge, Y.Sylla, Poha – Sio, Boga, O.Dembélé, Grosicki, Ntep