Our prediction for this Coupe de France match:
A spot in the Coupe de France last 16 will be at stake when Nancy and Rennes square off against each other at Stade Marcel Picot. Nancy aim to make amends for a heavy 3-0 loss to Dijon, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at les Rouges et Noirs. A man to watch in the Ligue 2 side will be Senegal international Mamadou Thiam. Anyhow, home win should not be considered as Nancy are stuck at the bottom of the Ligue 2 standings.
Rennes, on the other hand, have big ambitions for the 2021/2022 Coupe de France campaign as they have slim chances of winning the Ligue 1 trophy. Les Rouges et Noirs are more of a team than Nancy, and we predict that they are going to prove their worth on the field. Keep in mind that all Aguerd, Salin, Doku, Meling, and Gelin have been struggling with injuries of late, speaking of the Ligue 1 side.
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 (Rennes):
Stade Rennais Football Club or simply Rennes is a French football club which was founded on March 10, 1901. The club is one of the founding members of the French Ligue 1 and they are nicknamed Les Rouges et Noirs. Roazhon Park is the club’s home ground and the venue can hold 29.778 people. Rennes have yet to win the Ligue 1 trophy, but they won Coupe de France title on two occasions (1964/1965, 1970/1971). Speaking of Coupe de la Ligue, les Rouges et Noirs made it to the final of the competition in the 2012/2013 season, but they were beaten by Saint Etienne (1-0) in the title game at Stade de France.
A number of top-class footballers played for Stade Rennais Football Club in the past and the likes of Sylvain Wiltord, Yoann Gourcuff, Yann M’Vila, Moussa Sow and Jimmy Briand are considered the club’s most notable players. Rennes footballers wear black and red jerseys when playing at home, while they wear white when playing on the travels.