Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
After suffering yet another disappointing defeat in the Ligue 1 at the weekend, Metz will be looking to give fans something to cheer about when they host Rennes at their Stade Saint-Symphorien. Les Grenats experienced all sorts of problems at the back in the 3-1 loss to Nice on Matchday 16 and it has to be emphasized that they are on a ten-game winless run in the national championship ahead of Saturday’s football match against Rennes. Les Rouges et Noirs continue to impress in the 2017/2018 season as they recorded a routine 2-0 win over Amiens in their last league fixture. Rennes are eyeing a place in European competitions and seeing that the rock-bottom teams have been struggling in the first half of the season, we predict the visitors will extend their winning run in the French elite division to four games. Former Premier League ace Wahbi Khazri scored his fifth goal of the season against Amiens, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
Highlighted Player (Thomas Didillon):
Thomas Didillon joined Metz football academy at the age of 11 and he spent no less than six years at the club. The 193-cm-tall goalkeeper made his debut for the Metz first team on May 16, 2014 in a goalless draw with Stade Lavallois and he made 27 appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 Ligue 2 campaign. Didillon managed to keep 13 clean sheets for the club during the season and, no doubt, he helped Metz secure promotion to the French top flight. The French shoot-stopper played 32 games for les Grenats in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign and he kept nine clean sheets, while conceding 64 goals in the process. During the 2014/2015 season Thomas Didillon played for Belgium side RFC Seraing on loan and, speaking of his international career, the goalkeeper represented France U16, U18, U19, U20 and U21 teams in the past. Didillon was born in Seclin (France) on November 28, 1995 and his preferred foot is left.
Highlighted Team (Stade Rennes):
Stade Rennais Football Club or simply Rennes are 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 Coupse 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.