Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Wednesday’s football game at Stade de la Beaujoire pits together Nantes and Rennes. Les Canaris aim to put an end to their eight-game winless run in the Ligue 1, but beating les Rouges et Noirs is easier said than done. Fabio returns to contention for the hosts after serving his one-match ban in a 3-0 loss to Lyon. Rennes, on the other hand, were impressive in the French elite division in December, with the team recording four consecutive wins.
Les Rouges et Noirs are high on confidence ahead of the trip to Nantes, and they are should take advantage of the home team’s current form. Even though the likes of Gomis, Guirassy, Mouassa, Martin, Rugani, Rutter, and Del Castillo are likely to miss the game with injuries, away win should be considered. In their last meeting in the Ligue 1 Rennes defeated Nantes 3-2.
Highlighted Player (Alban Lafont):
Alban Lafont is a French goalkeeper who plays for Ligue 1 side Toulouse. Born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Lafont joined AS Lattoise youth school at the age of nine and he stayed at the academy until 2014 when he moved to Toulouse.
The 193-cm-tall goalkeeper has established himself as a first-choice goalkeeper at Toulouse and it has to be noted that he made 36 appearances for the club in the 2016/2017 season, keeping 10 clean sheets in the process. Due to his dual citizenship, Alban Lafont is eligible to represent both Burkina Faso and France on international stage, but he has yet to play for the African team.
Alban Lafont represented les Tricolores at youth level and, no doubt, there is a bright future ahead of the talented shoot-stopper who was born on January 23, 1999. The rising star has a contract with Toulouse which expires on June 30, 2020.
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.