Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Lyon and Rennes square off against each other at Parc Olympique Lyonnais in a highly-anticipated Ligue 1 game. Les Gones proved their worth in the triumph over PSG, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence, and they are now on a quest to move closer to the Conference League berth. Despite failing to convert a penalty in the Parc des Princes victory, Alexandre Lacazette will be the man to watch in the home team. Defender Malo Gusto should be the only absentee in the home team.
Les Rouges et Blancs, on the other hand, aim to recover from a 1-0 loss to Lens, and given their attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. All Julien Le Cardinal, Steven Fortes, and Adam Buksa are out of contention through injuries, speaking of the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Alexandre Lacazette):
Alexandre Lacazette is a hometown boy of Lyon, a powerful striker who went through the youth ranks of the French side to become one of the most important players for Les Gones. The 25-year-old forward was also a member of all France national team selections becoming a European champion at the age of 19 by scoring the winner in the final against Spain.
This goal gave him a reputation of a big game player, one he went on to uphold on various occasions at his club. Lacazette is a hard working forward an accomplished finisher of the ball able to score from different positions. The most prolific striker in his side and among the top ones in the Ligue 1, Alexandre Lacazette scored more than 20 league goals last two seasons on a trot.
Constantly linked with a move away from Lyon, Alexandre Lacazette refuses to speak about anything other than his football and is leaving all the talk to the football pitch.
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.