Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Stade Auguste-Delaune will host Saturday’s Ligue 1 game between Reims and Rennes, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. Reims occupy 13th place in the standings, and they aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Troyes. Azor Matusiwa misses out through suspension, while the likes of Donis, Zeneli, Ekitike, Toure, and Gravillon are sidelined with injuries. Anyhow, home win should not be considered as Reims failed to impress in their last league game.
Les Rouges et Noirs, on the other hand, are eyeing a spot in the Champions League. Rennes are eager to stay in top three, and we predict that they will prove their worth on the field. As for the visiting team, all Jeremy Doku, Alfred Gomis, Loic Bade, Kamal-Deen Sulemana, and Jeremy Gelin are likely to miss the game with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Moussa Doumbia):
A Malian midfielder Moussa Doumbia has been with Russian side FK Rostov since 2014. The 22-year-old powerful midfielder started his career with Real Bamako in 2012. Doumbia spent two years playing for the Scorpions in the Malien Premiere Division, the top rank in the country. Russian side recognised his talent and made a transfer in 2014 tying Moussa Doumbia on a four-year deal.
During two seasons with Russian Premier League outfit, Doumbia was involved in 31 league matches. In 2015-16 season he contributed to his club’s runners-up finish with two goals of his own. Full-time Mali international made his national team debut in 2014 in a 3-1 victory over China in Shenzen.
His most recent international appearances occurred in September during an empathic 5-2 win over Benin in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Doumbia went on to score his team’s fifth goal with eleven minutes on the clock rounding off an impressive performance.
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.