Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Saturday’s football game at Stade de l’Abbe-Deschamps pits together Auxerre and Rennes, the two teams with totally different ambitions for the remainder of the season. Auxerre’s main goal is to secure the Ligue 1 survival, while les Rouges et Noirs are eyeing a spot in European competitions. Nuno da Costa, Hamza Sakhi, and Elisha Owusu should be the only absentees in the home team.
Meanwhile, Rennes aim to recover from a 1-0 loss to Olympique Marseille, and they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. Since Rennes crushed Auxerre 5-0 in the first half of the season, we are tempted to put our money on the visiting side. Jeremy Doku suffered an injury in the last league match, with Desire Doue likely to step up. Warmed Omari is banned for the match, while all Flavien Tait, Hamari Traore, Lorenz Assignon, and Xeka remain on the sidelines through 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 (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.