Rennes and Troyes meet at Roazhon Park, in a match for the 27 th round of the Liga 1. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 05-08-2017, both teams tied (1-1). The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 1 and tied 2. The home / away condition deserves particular attention, since despite this being a match between 7th and 15th of the league table, in reality it is a match between the 17th classified in home games and the 19th as a visitor.
After 10 wins, 5 draws and 11 losses, the home team is currently in the 7 th position of the league, with 35 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Olympique Lyonnais, by (0-2). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Caen, by (2-2). Interestingly, this is a team that has won more positive results outside its stadium, as it has won 19 points in away matches and only 16 in its stadium. In the last 10 home league matches Rennes has a record of 5 wins and 5 losses, so they have won 15 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (6 out of 12 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 6 of the last 12 matches for this competition have ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 26 matches in this competition, he only managed 2 comebacks in the 15 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 12 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Rennes comes to this game with a 2-2 draw against Caen, adding the second consecutive game without losing in the French championship. To remember that Rennes lost in the last game at home, when he lost against Guingamp by 0-1. In this game it will be expected that coach Sabri Lamouchi plays in his usual tactical system, in 4-3-3, benefiting the maintenance of possession of the ball and leisurely attacks, always looking for the offensive reference Sakho. On the other hand, Wahbi Khazri is the player who stands out, since he has contributed with 7 goals in this championship. Diallo will be absent due to injury.
The away team is currently in the 15 th position of the league, with 28 points won, after 8 wins, 4 draws and 14 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Metz, by (1-0). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Dijon FCO, by (0-0). This is a stronger team in his stadium, where he has won 21 points, against only 7 in his away matches. For the league, Troyes won 4 points out of 30 possible points, after 1 win, 1 draw and 8 losses in the last 10 home matches.
In this competition, he has lost the last 8 home matches and has not won any of the last 9 away matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 26 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 11 times and never got the comeback.
The Troyes start for this game with a goalless draw against Dijon, totaling in this way the following game without losing in this competition. Remember that visitors add a black series of defeats away from home: 8 in total. Due to the complicated phase that goes through, the visiting team must opt for a more defensive strategy, with the lines close together, exploring only the existing space in the defense of the opponent. Most likely the visiting team will be organized in 4-2-3-1. It is important to underline that Adama Niane is the best score of Troyes, with 6 goals scored. For this game coach Jean-Louis Garcia can not count on several players due to injury: Dingome, Nivet and Darbion.
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