After so many ups and downs during the season, players of Rennes are now in much better form since the middle of February. Since then they have four victories and two draws, now again really close to get the Europa League ticket in the end of the season.
In the most recent game played, they managed to surprise and get all three points away from home against Bordeaux with a 0:2 result. First halftime wasn’t interesting at all, with neither of the teams creating something. Howoever, second got much more interesting once Sarr brought Rennes into the lead in 49th minute.
From that moment on, Bordeaux had more of the ball possession but the teams were equal in chances. Still, the guests were the ones who struck again – this time in 86th minute thanks to Gourcuff. It was their third victory in last four rounds before the international break and the side now stands at fifth position together with Montpellier and Nice, making this important game for them if they are to compete for the European exit.
Rennes are set to play in a version of 4-2-3-1 formation with Sakho as central striker, plus Sarr, Khazri and Bourgeaud as offensive midfielders. Right back Hamari Traore will be back after suspension. Left back Ludovic Ball is doubtful, while left back Medhi Zeffane (9/0) and forward Brandon (10/1) should not be playing.
Monaco couldn’t stand up and give a real fight in the Coupe de la Ligue final game last Saturday evening when the team faced up against PSG and suffered 3:0 defeat. It was anyway well known that the Parisians are a better side, but some more resist was probably expected from many.
However, players of PSG have entered the game really strongly, taking the lead already in eight minute from a penalty kick taken by Cavani. Di Maria doubled up their lead in 21st minute while Monaco didn’t look that poor on the field. They actually had their own chances and were decent, but were never really competitive regarding the result of the clash.
Towards the end of the game, Cavani sealed the title for the Parisians with his second goal in 85th minute. As for the Ligue 1, Monaco has three victories in a row and are undefeated in last fifteen matches having four draws and eleven victories in the process.
They are second with four points more than Marseille (difference will be qualifying rounds and direct Champions League group placement), so a victory is much needed in this one. Guests will play in 4-2-3-1 formation with Jovetic as central striker most likely. Ghezzal, Lemar and Lopes are set to play as offensive midfielders.
~ There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Monaco’s last 10 games (Ligue 1).
~ Rennes have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 4 matches against Monaco.
Rennes is now in a decent momentum, while Monaco anyway remains a favorite in this one. However, their defensive lineup is nowhere to be trusted and the team often wins by outscoring their opponents. Both teams to score & Over 2.5 goals look like just fine bet here with some decently valuable odds.