Stade Rennes – OGC Nice – This time we are out of Sunday’s program singled out one afternoon match 25 th round of the French Ligue 1, and the one that brings together two teams from the upper part of the table, with the eighth Rennes has a large 20 points behind Nico third. But what particularly attracts attention is the fact that the team Rennes welcomes the match after four consecutive draws, while Nice and on the last four hosting three times played a draw and lost only from leading Monaco. Let us add here that even their autumn tour of the Cote d’Azur Nice completed victory of 1: 0, while the same team and last year won both their primary battles, but on the other hand is Rennes was better only in the French Cup.
However, now in the camp of Rennes find it finally came time for one of their primary triumph over the team Nice, especially since this season at home, provide much better than on the side. However, this segment are little spoiled lately because after a series of seven wins and two draws in the last three domestic appearances managed to win only one point, and this in a recent clash with Nantes, while the remaining two games lost to Bastia and reigning champion PSG.
Well, because in the meantime slightly improved and away and they had a four draws, with three times in a row played 1: 1, but only in the last round against Angers and finally managed to preserve his goal. This is why the coach Gourcuff and now against Nice also could set up some defensive tactics, no matter what the biggest problem is exactly in that last line. Because of the red card was suspended guard Baal, from before are sidelined defender Mexer, guard Lenjani and winger Said, while the match with Angers easier injury and defender Gnagnona is on Sunday and his performance very much in doubt.
Probable lineups Rennes: COST – Danze, Mendes, Bensebaini, Čavar – Andre, Chantome – MUBEA, Gourcuff, Diakhaby – Sio
As for the guests with the Côte d’Azur, they are the last calendar year finished as Ligue 1 leaders, but five rounds and domestic draw with Metz to place left team Monaco, while in the meantime, beat the current champion PSG, which however in this time has the same number of points as the third Nice. But what is most important for the coach Favre is that his players in the last three rounds still managed to record two home victories over Gunigampom and St. Etienne, so we still have a large 12-point lead over the fourth Lyon.
On the other hand, leading Monaco were two rounds outclassed at home with 3: 0 and they both fled the three points difference, but if Balotelli and the company again fail to link several good results, then the dream of the title of champion of France still can be very attainable. This is why we believe that they and at this difficult away game against Rennes look for a good result, especially because after the execution of the suspension to the first team returns midfielder Koziel, while Balotelli and this time should get an advantage over Eysseric. As for the injured players on the list are still only defenders Pereira and Lloris and striker Le Bihan.
Probable lineups Nice: Cardinale – Souquet, Baysse, Dante, Dalbert – Koziel, Cyprien, seri – Plea, Balotelli, Belhanda
Although in this match points much more needed third place Nice, we must also know that a very strong team Rennes lately rarely loses we are because of that and decided to type with few goals.