Our football match prediction:
Having suffered a heartbreaking 6-1 loss to Monaco in their last league match, Olympique Marseille will be looking to return to winning ways in Ligue 1 when they host Rennes at their Stade Velodrome. OM dropped to sixth place in the standings, but a win over Rennes could see them regain their spot in top four. Key player Dimitri Payet is unlikely to recover in time to face Les Rouges et Noirs, whilst Lucas Ocamps has yet to serve his two-match ban. Seeing that Rennes are desperate to move away from the relegation zone, we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils at Stade Velodrome. A man to watch in the home team will be summer signing Valere Germain, who has been scoring goals for fun in the Europa League this season. Speaking of the away team, all eyes will be on Congo DR international Mubele, who has already netted three goals in the 2017/2018 Ligue 1 campaign.
Highlighted Player (Aymen Abdennour):
Aymen Abdennour is a professional football player who was born on 6 August, 1989 in Sousse, Tunisia. Abdennour started his youth career at Etoile du Sahel and he continued playing for the senior team. After making 33 league appearances for the club, the powerful centre-back joined Toulouse in 201 and he played for les Pitchouns until 2014. In 2014 he signed a loan deal with Monaco and the club chiefs soon made the deal permanent. Aymen Abdennour played for les Rouges et Blancs in the 2014/2015 Ligue 1 campaign and at the end of the season he moved to Spain, signing a five-year deal with Valencia. Abdennour was the captain of the Tunisia under 21 team in the past and nowadays he plays regularly for the senior team. He scored his first goal for Tunisia in a 5-0 win over Chad in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on 5 June, 2011. Abdennour is a centre back, but he can be used as a full back as well.
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.