Our football match prediction:
Rennes have been struggling to find their best form at the start of the new Ligue 1 campaign. Les Rouges et Noirs have recorded only one win in the French top flight this season, with the team beating Olympique Marseille at Stade Velodrome on Matchday 5. Rennes proved their worth in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Saint-Etienne as well and we believe that the time has come for Christian Gourcuff’s men to return to winning ways in the national championship. Their rivals Caen have been playing above expectations in the Ligue 1 this season, but seeing that the hosts want this win more than the visitors, we are tempted to put our money on les Rouges et Noirs this time out. Wahbi Khazri found the net in the 2-2 draw with Les Verts at the weekend, meaning that the opposition defenders should have the former Sunderland man at bay.
Highlighted Player (Benjamin André):
Benjamin Andre is a French footballer, who began his career at Stade Raphaelois youth team. At the age of 16 Andre moved to Ajaccio and he played for the first team from 2008 to 2014. The right-footed midfielder scored 12 goals in 187 appearances in the league for the Corsican team and in the summer of 2014 he moved to fellow French club Rennes. Andre scored his first goal for les Rouges et Noirs on January 25, 2015, in a 4-1 defeat to Caen. The French player made provided three assists for his teammates in 36 appearances for Rennes in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign and the club chiefs decided to extend his contract in June, 2017. His deal with the Roazhon Park outfit should expire on June 30, 2022. Benjamin Andre, who was born in Nice on August 3, 1990, has seven caps for France U21 team. The Rennes footballer plays as a central midfielder, but he is often used as both left and right midfielder.
Highlighted Team (Caen):
Caen are a French football club that compete in Ligue 1. Caen were founded in 1913 under the name of The Stade Malherbe Caennais and back then Stade de Venoix was the club’s home ground. Nowadays SMC play their home games at Stade Michel d’Ornano and the capacity of the venue is 20.453. Caen finished the 1991/1992 Ligue 1 campaign in fifth position in the standings, 14 points behind champions Marseille and that is considered the club’s best result in the French top flight. In 2005 Caen made it to the Coupe de la Ligue final, but Strasbourg proved to be a big catch for Patrick Remy’s troops. The Stade Michel d’Ornano outfit play their home games in red shirts with blue stripes (vertical), while gray and black are their away colours. Nicolas Seube is the club’s most capped player and it has to be noted that he made no less than 477 appearances for SMC during his spell with the club.