Rennes and Krasnodar meet at Roazhon Park, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never met before. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
The home team will make its debut in this edition of the competition, since they did not have to play any of the qualifying rounds prior to this group stage. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 5 victories, 5 draws and 5 defeats as a visitor, with 24 goals scored and 18 suffered; against 11 victories, 3 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium, with 28 goals scored and 9 suffered. In their last match, for Ligue 1, they tied in an away match with Dijon by (1‑1). In their last 10 home games, Rennes has recorded 9 wins and 1 draw. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.
Rennes come to this game after a draw on a ball in the visit to the Dijon stadium: the only goal for the team was scored by Martin Terrier. It should be noted that the hosts reach this group stage of the Champions League after finishing third in the French 19/20 championship. In this game against Krasnodar, coach Julien Stéphan will present a more cautious strategy on the field, exploring only the counterattack: Martin Terrier is a very competent player in the offensive transition. For this game the coach cannot count on Faitout Maouassa and James Lea Siliki, due to physical problems.
The away team comes to this group stage after having eliminated PAOK, with an away win by (1‑2) and a home win by (2‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 5 victories, 3 draws and 7 defeats as a visitor, with 14 goals scored and 13 suffered; against 9 victories, 2 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium, with 33 goals scored and 20 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home win against Rubin Kazan by (3‑1). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Krasnodar won 2, tied 3 and lost 5. Their defense has not been very solid, since they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their attack has scored with consistency, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games.
Krasnodar come into this match after a 3×1 win at the reception at Rubin, returning to triumphs after the loss against Dynamo Moscow: Marcus Berg, Kristoffer Olsson and Rémy Cabella scored the team’s goals. It should be noted that the Russians reach the group stage of the Champions League after beating PAOK in the Play-offs. In this match against Rennes, coach Murad Musaev must privilege the maintenance of possession and positional attacks: Rémy Cabella will be the master of the team, being responsible for organizing and creating the offensive process. Outside of this game are Dmitri Stoskiy and Aleksandr Chernikov, both with physical problems.