Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Rennes will be aiming to kick off their Champions League campaign in style when they host Krasnodar at their Roazhon Park on Tuesday evening. Les Rouges et Noirs have big ambitions for the 2020/21 Ligue 1 season, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Krasnodar. Steven N’Zonsi returns from a domestic ban for the hosts, as well as Da Silva, but the likes of Lea, Niang, Nyamsi, Terrier, and Maouassa could all miss out through injury.
Krasnodar, on the other hand, did well to eliminate PAOK in the Champions League playoffs, but the new Russian Premier League campaign has been a mixed bag for the visitors. Considering that both Wanderson and da Silva Ferreira remain in the recovery room for the Russians, and given their current form, home win should definitely be considered. This will be their first meeting in European competitions.
Highlighted Player (Flavien Tait):
Born in Longjumeau, France on February 2, 1993, Flavien Tait is a French footballer who plays for Angers as a midfielder. Tait began his youth career at Rodez and in 2010 he moved to Chateauroux. After spending first years of his senior career at Chateauroux, the 175-cm tall footballer joined Angers in 2016 and he has been playing for les Scoistes ever since.
Flavien Tait impressed in the 2017/2018 Ligue 1 campaign and it has to be noted that he scored 4 goals in 34 appearances for Angers in the process. His main position is winger, but he is often used as an attacking midfielder. Flavien Tait’s preferred foot is right and he wears No. 20 jersey at Angers.
His contract with les Scoistes should expire on June 30, 2020. It has to be noted that his market value was €4.5 million on June 4, 2018.Flavien Tait has yet to make his France debut.
Highlighted Team (Krasnodar):
Krasnodar are one of several Russian clubs that were founded in the 21st century (2008). The Byki were promoted to the Russian Premier League in 2011 and they were playing under Serbian tactician Slavoljub Muslin back then. Krasnodar finished the 2014/2015 season in third place in the standings and that is regarded as the club’s biggest success.
The club’s biggest rivals are Kuban Krasnodar and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the local derby. The Bulls participated in the 2015/2016 Europa League group stages and it has to be noted that they managed to beat star-studded Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in front of home fans.
However, they failed to make life difficult for Sparta Prague in the last 32, losing 4-0 to the Czech outfit on aggregate. Krasnodar play their home matches at Krasnodar Stadium, the venue that was built in 2016. The capacity of the stadium is 33,000.