Our prediction for this Europa League match:
There will be fireworks when Rennes and Fenerbahce go head to head at Roazhon Park in a highly-anticipated Europa League clash. Les Rouges et Noirs did well to beat AEK Larnaca in their opener, and, no doubt, they want to get their job done in Group B as soon as possible, and we are positive that they will go for a win in Thursday’s clash. Considering that Rennes rolled over Auxerre 5-0 at the weekend, home win should be considered. All Doku, Kalimuendo, and Omari have been struggling with injuries of late.
Fenerbahce, on the other hand, defeated Dynamo Kiev 2-1 on home soil, with the team getting their revenge on the Ukrainian side for the Champions League defeat. The Turks, though, will have a much bigger fish to fry against Rennes, who are a real force to be reckoned with at home. Michy Batshuayi is pushing for a start after scoring a late winner in the first group game, while all Bruma, Dursun, Lemos, and Sangare should miss out with injuries.
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 (Fenerbahce):
Fenerbahce are one of the biggest football clubs in Turkey. The Kanaryalar were founded on 3 May, 1907 as Fenerbahce Futbol Kulubu. Fener won their first domestic trophy in 1959 and they quickly established themselves as one of the main forces in Turkish football.
In 2014 Fenerbahce clinched their 19th league title, with the team finishing the season nine points clear of Besiktas. Galatasaray are considered Fener’s bitterest rivals and the two teams face each other in Kitalar Arasi Derbi. The rivalry between the clubs started back in 1934, when a friendly between the two teams was abandoned due to riots. Besiktas are regarded as Fenerbahce’s big rivals as well.
The likes of Mujdat Yetkiner, Zeki Riza Sporel, Aykut Kocaman, Emre Belozoglu, Alex, Nicolas Anelka, Diego Lugano, Roberto Carlos and Dirk Kuyt are famous footballers who played for the club in the past. The Kanaryalar play their home games at Sukru Saracoglu Stadium, the venue that was opened in 1908. Fener’s home kits are navy blue and yellow.