Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Nice and Rennes face each other at Allianz Riviera in the opening match of Saturday’s program. Les Aiglons defeated Troyes thanks to Hicham Boudaoui’s early goal at the weekend, with the team putting an end to their losing run, but they do not want to stop now. Didier Digard’s men aim to give fans yet another reason to celebrate, but it has to be noted that they have little to play for in the season finale. All Bryan, Pepe, Beka Beka, Viti, Diop, and Ndayishimiye miss out with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
Les Rouges et Noirs, on the other hand, aim to build on a 4-2 win over Angers, and they are likely to adopt yet another attack-minded approach. Since Nice are capable of finding the net in front of home fans, both teams to score betting option should be considered. The visitors will be without Desire Doue, Adrien Truffert, and Xeka in Saturday’s clash.
Highlighted Player (Dante):
Dante is a left-footed defender who was born in Salvador, Brazil on 18 October, 1983. The 189-cm-tall centre back, who is capable of playing as a left back as well, started his senior career at Juventude. After making 53 appearances for the club between 2002 and 2004 he moved to Ligue 1 outfit Lille.
He played for Belgian sides Charleroi and Standard from 2006 to 2009 and on 27 December, 2008 he signed a contract with Borussia M’gladbach for an undisclosed fee. After impressing with the Fohlen in the 2011/2012 Bundesliga campaign he moved to Bayern Munich at the end of the season and it has to be noted that he scored three goals in 83 league appearances for FCB.
In 2015 he signed a contract with fellow Bundesliga team Wolfsburg and he played 24 league games for the Wolves in the 2015/2016 season. In 2013 he won the Champions League trophy with Bayern Munich and he lifted the FIFA Confederations Cup with Brazil the same year.
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.