Thursday evening, Saint-Etienne receives Rennes for the 2nd semi-final of the Coupe de France. The two teams will want to win to win their ticket to the Stade de France.
Saint-Etienne vs Rennes Soccer Betting Prediction
What a complicated season for Saint-Etienne. After 27 days in this 2019-2020 season, the Stéphanois find themselves in a very dangerous 16th place with only two steps ahead of the relegation zone. Even more disturbing, it is the dynamics of Claude Puel’s men who chain defeats. In Ligue 1, the Greens have lost 9 times in the last 11 days. Only the Toulouse red lantern does worse. After having drawn against Reims (1-1), the players of Forez bowed again Sunday evening against the Lyonnais rival (2-0) showing a catastrophic face during the first act in particular. On the other hand, they did the job during the previous rounds by leaving Bastia-Borgo (0-3), Paris FC (2-3), Monaco (0-1) and Epinal (1-2) in turn.
On the Rennes side, the prospects for the end of the season are much more encouraging than those of their evening opponents. Indeed, the Bretons have the opportunity to come and get their ticket to go and defend in the final their title obtained last year in this same competition. And then, in the league, Julien Stéphan’s men could come and get the first ticket in their history for the Champions League. After 27 disputed days, they still occupy the 3rd step of the podium and started again after a short period of trough. After losing to Reims (1-0), the Rouge et Noir recovered well by coming to the end of Nîmes (2-1) and then pushing Toulouse (0-2) on Saturday evening.
The staff for Saint-Etienne vs Rennes
Long-term injured Monnet-Paquet and Nordin and executives Perrin, Youssouf, Hamouma and Khazri will not be able to hold their place on Thursday evening. In addition, Stéphane Ruffier, in conflict with his trainer, could again be sidelined in the company of the other undesirable people that are Palencia and Aholou.
The Bretons will always be deprived of Johansson, Guclu, Grenier and Jonas Martin, the young side Nyamsi and the experienced defender Morel. Suspended in Toulouse, Léa-Sliki will return.
The compositions for Saint-Etienne vs Rennes
The likely composition of Saint-Etienne:
Windmill – Fofana, Saliba, Kolodziejczak – Debuchy, Camara, M’vila, Trauco – Honorat, Diony, Bouanga.
Absent: Monnet-Paquet, Nordin, Perrin, Youssouf, Hamouma, Khazri (injured), Ruffier, Palencia, Aholou (dismissed).
The planned tactical arrangement (3-4-3):
Fofana – Saliba – Kolodziejczak
Debuchy – Cabaye – M’vila – Trauco
Honorat – Diony – Bouanga
The likely composition of Rennes:
Mendy – Traoré, Da Silva, Gnagnon, Maouassa – Raphina, Camavinga, Nzonzi, Bourigeaud – Niang, Del Castillo
Absent: Martin, Johansson, Guclu, Grenier, Morel, Nyamsi (injured)
The planned tactical arrangement (4-4-2):
Traoré – Da Silva – Gnagnon – Maouassa
Raphinha – Camavinga – Nzonzi – Bourigeaud
Niang – Del Castillo
The history of confrontations Saint-Etienne vs Rennes
Since 2008, the two teams have faced each other 27 times. Rennes won 9 times while Saint-Etienne won 6 times. Otherwise, there were 12 draws. During the first leg in the league, Rennes won at home (2-1).
Key points for the match Saint-Etienne vs Rennes
– Saint-Etienne remains on 9 defeats in 11 Ligue 1 games.
– Rennes is the title holder of this Coupe de France.
– In the Cup, Rennes is often there.
– Saint-Etienne is still deprived of many executives.
– The atmosphere among the Greens is not looking good with conflicts between certain executives and the coach.
Soccer Betting Prediction Saint-Etienne vs Rennes
As the title holder, Stade-Rennais could come and find the resources necessary to dominate a Saint-Etienne team in great danger and deprived of many executives.
Betting Prediction: Rennes draw or win