French Football: Angers vs. RennesPublished November 6, 2015 by Florin P
High-flying Angers seeks first goal in more than two weeks when Rennes comes visiting (7:30 p.m UK Time)
PSG already has a comfortable advantage over the pack and is probably going to win the championship long before the final round. While this is hardly a shock, the fact that Angers is tied for the second-place with Lyon and St Etienne comes as a surprise. The runners-up are hard-pressed to defend their position this Friday when Rennes come visiting, but once again they will turn to their impeccable backline.
No Goals Scored in Three Games
A flawless defense kept Angers among the elite French football teams, but it looks like the solid backline is pretty much on its own. The team hasn’t scored in the last three games and previously they had to settle for narrow margin victories over mediocre opponents.
With Dore injured, the offensive will feature a single player, while N’Doye and Camara will feature in the midfield. The two players have scored a total of five goals so far, which makes them the most dangerous players for the home side. Angers is unlikely to come out firing on all cylinders, fully aware of the danger posed by Rennes on counterattack.
Rennes Turns into a Streaky Team
The visitors won four games in a row earlier this season, then drew the next four and they are currently alternating defeats with victories and draws. Inconsistency is a major problem for Rennes and they hope to solve their offensive woes in this fixture against a defensive home team.
Rennes has only three players unavailable ahead of this match but Ntep is one of them, so they will have no choice but to use Grosiki and Sio up front. Bookmakers are once again expecting a low-scoring affair and that’s why punters should take generous odds of 1.95 on Over 2 goals with Bet365 Sport. If exactly 2 goals are scored, the bookmaker will return the stakes.