Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
High-flying Rennes will be aiming to extend their winning run to six games in all competitions when they take on Montpellier on Matchday 20. Les Rouges et Noirs have been scoring goals for fun of late and we are positive that they will adopt yet another attack-minded approach against La Paillade. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Martin Terrier, who has found his goal-scoring touch, while Nemanja Matic is no longer part of the team after signing a deal with Olympique Lyon.
Montpellier, on the other hand, played out a boring goalless draw with Lille at the weekend. Michel Der Zakarian’s troops have suffered four defeats in the previous five away games and given Rennes’ fine form in January, home win should be considered. All Enzo Tchato, Dimitry Bertaud, Issiaga Sylla, Mousa Al Tamari, Falaye Sacko, and Boubakar Kouyate are on international duty, speaking of the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Christopher Jullien):
Christopher Jullien is a professional footballer who plays for Toulouse as a defender. The 195-cm-tall centre-back played for Auxere youth team from 2005 to 2011 and he made his first-team debut for the club on August 24, 2012 in a 2-1 win over Stade Lavallois.
Christopher Jullien scored his first ever goal a week later in a Coupe de la Ligue clash against Dijon. The French defender made 25 appearances in the league for Auxerre and in 2013 he moved to Germany, signing a professional contract with Freiburg. Jullien made only one appearance for the first team, but it has to be noted that he scored five goals in 49 games for the second team. After ending his loan spell with Dijon in the summer of 2016, he signed a four-year deal with Ligue 1 side Toulouse.
Christopher Jullien scored four goals, while providing one assist for his teammates in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign. The French footballer was born on March 22, 1993 in Lagny-sur-Marne and his preferred foot is right.
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.