Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Stade de la Meinau will host a highly-anticipated Ligue 1 game between Strasbourg and Rennes. Le Racing have been playing below expectations at the start of the season, and, as a result, they sit in the relegation zone ahead of Saturday’s clash. The hosts are desperate to record their first win of the process, but they will have a big fish to fry against Rennes. The good news for Strasbourg is that both Le Marchand and Prcic are back from suspension.
Les Rouges et Noirs, on the other hand, are eyeing a top-three finish, and their form just before the international break is surely giving fans a reason for optimism. Rennes are more of a team than Strasbourg, and seeing that all Dagba, Ajorque, Thomasson, Kawashima, Delaine, Nyamsi, and Fila are injured for the hosts, away win should be considered. Both Baptiste Santamaria and Warmed Omari are injured for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Adrien Thomasson):
A midfielder with a keen eye for a precise pass, Adrian Thomasson is a French international who plays for Ligue 1 side Strasbourg. Thomasson is a versatile asset who can be equally deployed in a number of different positions up front, including a holding position at the centre of the park.
He began his professional career at Evian in 2012 and spent three years with Les Roses before moving to Nantes in 2015. One league match shy from entering the 100-game club, Adrien Thomasson scored nine goals for the Canaries before joining Strasbourg in the summer of 2018.
As a player who likes to hold on to the ball and build play from behind, Thomasson boasts impressive passing ability. Albeit an attacking midfielder who can play on both wings and in advanced midfield position, this French footballer also makes quite a contribution in defense.
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.