Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
All eyes will be on Stade Pierre-Mauroy when Lille and Rennes square off against each other in the Ligue 1 round 38. Lille missed out on a place in European competitions, but their display in a 3-1 win over Nice is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Rennes. Both Xeka and Hatem Ben Arfa should miss out with injuries for the home team.
Les Rouges et Noirs, on the other hand, managed to keep their Champions League hopes alive thanks to a 2-0 win over Olympique Marseille. Rennes face yet another must-win situation against Lille, but beating les Dogues on the road is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the horizon, and we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. Both Kamal-Deen Sulemana and Jeremy Gelin are sidelined with injuries, but head coach Bruno Genesio has no fresh selection worries ahead of the last game of the season.
Highlighted Player (Jonathan Bamba):
After spending his youth career at CS Paris-Charenton, UJA AlfortVille and Saint-Etienne, Jonathan Bamba started playing for Saint-Etienne II at senior level. In 2015 he was given a chance to prove his worth with the first team and it has to be noted that he scored eight goals in 42 appearances for les Verts in Ligue 1.
Following his loan spells with Paris, Sint-Truiden and Angers, Jonathan Bamba joined Lille in the summer of 2018. The pacey winger born in Alfortville (France) on March 26, 1996, has been playing for les Dogues ever since, but he has yet to earn a cap for the French national team. Nonetheless, Jonathan Bamba has 12 caps with France U21 in which he scored four goals for les Tricolores.
Jonathan Bamba’s main position is left winger, but he is used as a centre-forward as well. The French footballer, whose preferred foot is right, has a contract with Lille until June 30, 2023.
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.