Our football match prediction:
Dijon take on Rennes at Stade Gaston-Gerard in the opening match of their Coupe de la Ligue campaign. Dijon have been struggling in the French top flight this season and they are considered one of main favourites for relegation to the Ligue 2. The Mustards’ main goal is to secure yet another elite division survival, meaning that Wednesday’s football game against Rennes is not of huge importance for the hosts. Les Rouges et Blancs suffered a heavy 7-0 loss to Monaco in the 2016/2017 Coupe de la Ligue campaign and they are determined to record a good result in the competition this term. Rennes are likely to take the Dijon game very seriously and we predict that they will book their place in the next round of the Coupe de la Ligue. Christian Gourcuff’s men are more of a team than the Mustards and, taking everything into account, away win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Adam Lang):
Adam Lang is a Hungarian footballer who plays for Dijon as a centre-back. The centre-back is a product of Veszprem football academy and he continued playing for the club at senior level. Lang scored three goals in 44 appearances in the league for Veszprem, but he played for Gyor and Videoton in his homeland as well. The player who was born on January 17, 1993 made 57 appearances for Gyor, while playing 23 games for Videoton in the Hungarian top flight. In the autumn of 2016 Adam Lang joined French club Dijon and he has been playing for the Mustards ever since. The Hungarian defender played 19 games for Dijon in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign, but he failed to find the net for Olivier Dall’ Oglio’s troops during the season. Adam Lang has five caps for Hungary U21 team and he made his debut for the senior team on May 22, 2014 in a 2-2 draw with Denmark.
Highlighted Team (Stade Rennes):
Stade Rennais Football Club or simply Rennes are 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 Coupse 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.