Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Leicester City and Rennes go head to head at King Power Stadium in what is expected to be an interesting Conference League game. Leicester faced no difficulties in the double-header with Randers, but they will have a big fish to fry in the upcoming two-legged tie. Despite failing to find the net in a hard-fought 1-0 win over Leeds United, Jamie Vardy should continue to lead the line for the hosts.
All Maddison, Evans, Castagne, Fofana, and Justin continue to miss out with injuries. Les Rouges et Noirs, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Angers. Rennes are on a three-game winning run in the Ligue 1, but seeing that Leicester City are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the visitors will return to France empty-handed. The likes of Bade, Gelin, Majer, Salin, Sulemana, and Ugochukwu should miss out with injuries for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Jamie Vardy):
Spending his early career playing no-league football, Jamie Vardy made the headlines when he joined Leicester City in a £1 million deal in 2012, but little did he know that he would go on to become a genuine Premier League star just three years later.
The experienced forward helped the Foxes gain promotion to the elite division and then score more than 20 goals as they mounted an unlikely title bid, earning worldwide acclaim as well as a place in the England squad. Vardy went on to score his first two goals for the Three Lions in March 2016 friendlies, with his back-heel goal against Germany in Berlin seeing him instantly become a fans’ favourite.
Over the years, Vardy has earned a reputation as a striker who never gives up and can be a real menace for opposition defenders, but his excellent goalscoring record and good link-up play are enough to suggest he can be described as a mix of old-style pacey forwards and modern strikers.
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.