Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Rennes will be looking to put an end to their three-game winless run in the Ligue 1 when they welcome Lens at their Roazhon Park. Les Rouges et Noirs failed to beat ten-man Strasbourg at the weekend, but they are surely capable of defeating Lens at home ground. Rennes are eyeing their fourth home win of the season, but they will have to prove their worth on the field.
The newcomers, on the other hand, have been playing above expectations on their return to the Ligue 1, with the team sitting in the top half of the standings ahead of the trip to Rennes. Lens, though, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Angers, which is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. In each of their previous three meetings in the French top flight Rennes emerged triumphant.
Highlighted Player (Dalbert Henrique):
Dalbert Henrique is a left-footed full back who plays for Ligue 1 side Nice. Born in Barra Mansa, Brazil, Henrique began his career in a local club Barra Mansa and in 2012 he moved to Fluminense. One year later the 182-cm-tall footballer joined Flamengo, but he did not play for “Mengao” at senior level.
Dalbert Henrique made his professional debut for Academio de Viseu and in 2015 he moved to Vitoria Guimaraes of Portugal. After making 25 appearances for the Primeira Liga club, the left-back joined Ligue 1 side Nice in 2016. Henrique made his debut for les Aiglons on August 14, 2016 in a league match against Stade de Rennais. Dalbert, who was born on September 8, 1993, has yet to earn a call-up for the Brazil national football team.
The Brazilian player has a contract with Nice which expires on June 30, 2021. His main position is left-back (full-back), but he is capable of playing as a left midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (Lens):
Based in the Pas-De-Calais department, Lens is a French club that plays home games at Stade Bollaert-Delelis. The Sang et Or are well known for their red shirts with yellow stripes, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
The club was founded back in 1906 and the Sang et Or originally played in green and black shirts. Speaking of their home ground, Stade Bollaert-Delelis can hold up to 38,058 spectators. The venue was opened back in 1933, and renovated during the 2014/15 season. Lens did well to win the Ligue 1 trophy in the 1997/98 season, with the team finishing the process level on points with second-place Metz.
As a result, the Sang et Or represented France in the Champions League group stages the following season. The club’s biggest European success came in the 1999/00 season when they made it to the UEFA Cup semis. Lens have won two Coupe de la Ligue trophies as well.