Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Stade Gaston Gerard will host Friday’s football game between Dijon and Rennes. Les Hiboux suffered a heavy 3-0 loss to Bordeaux before the international break, with the team remaining in the ultimate position in the standings. Dijon made a slow start to the season, and given their shaky defence, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the underdogs.
Rennes, on the other hand, have been impressive at the start of the season, with the team leading the chase for Ligue 1 title after six rounds. Les Rouges et Noirs aim to cement top position in the standings, and they should take advantage of Dijon’s current form. In their last meeting in the French top flight Dijon recorded a 2-1 win over Rennes, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge. A man to watch in the away team will be Serhou Guirassy, who has been scoring goals for fun this season.
Highlighted Player (Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson):
Runar Ale Runarsson is a professional footballer who plays for The Iceland National team and French club Dijon FCO. Born in Reykjavik, Iceland, Alex joined the local club's youth academy in 2012, at the age of seven. On the 25th of July, 2013, Alex made his professional debut, featuring in Reykjavik's 3-1 loss to Standard Liege in a Europa League qualifier match.
After that, he made just three additional appearances for his hometown club before leaving to join FC Nordsjaelland's youth academy in January 2014. In his four years at Nordsjaelland, the 6ft tall goalkeeper made 62 appearances and won the 17/18 player of the season award. In July 2018, Alex joined his current club Dijon FCO on a four-year deal worth 1.6 million euros.
At the International level, the 24-year-old has formerly represented Iceland at every youth level. He was called up to the senior squad for the 2017 China cup. He won his first cap, however, in a friendly against the Czech Republic on the 9th of November, 2017.
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.