Our football match prediction:
Rennes will be aiming to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Olympique Lyon when they host Dijon at their Roazhon Park. Les Rouges et Noirs are eyeing their first win of the season and we believe that the time has come for Christian Gourcuff’s men to give fans some cheer. Summer signing Ismaila Sarr has yet to open his goal-scoring account, but Saturday’s football match could be the turning point for the former Metz attacker. Dijon, on the other hand, have been struggling at the back at the start of the season and they have already conceded seven goals in the 2017/2018 Ligue 1 campaign. Olivier Dall Oglio’s troops head into the match with the lack of confidence and we predict that they are going to return home empty-handed. In their last meeting in Rennes the two teams played out a 1-1 draw, but we are tempted to put our money on les Rouges et Noirs this time out.
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 (Dijon):
Founded in 1998, Dijon are a result of a merger between two local clubs. The Mustards played their first ever match in the Ligue 1 on August 7, 2011, with the team suffering a heavy 5-1 loss on their debut in the French top flight. After suffering relegation to Ligue 2 at the end of the 2011/2012 season, the club returned to the French elite division in 2016. The Mustards finished the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign in 16th place in the standings, only one point clear of the relegation zone. Dijon are well known for their red jerseys, while they wear white when playing on the road. The Mustards welcome their rivals at Stade Gaston Gerard, the venue which was both built and opened in 1934. In the 1998/1999 season the club recorded a historical 12-1 Coupe de France win over Mahault Baie and that is considered the club’s biggest ever win in a competitive match. Stephane Mangione, who made 181 appearances for the club, is regarded as one of the team’s famous players.