Rennes – Jablonec SOCCER PICKS
Rennes and Jablonec meet in Roazhon Park, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct confrontation. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Jablonec presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team will make its debut in this edition of the competition, since it did not have to play any of the eliminatory games prior to this group stage. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 22 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 24 goals scored and 17 conceded. In the last match they played, for the League 1, they lost with Nice by (2-1). In the last 10 home matches Rennes has a record of 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss. 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 9 of the last 10 matches.
For this first round of the group stage the Rennes team, after three unbeaten matches for the French Championship, in their last game in this context was outscored by the Nice, 2-1. As he will play against his fans, we must observe his performance in these conditions by Ligue 1 of 18/19, in which in two matches he won both, having presented an average of 1.5 goals scored and zero goals, demonstrating that both sectors are functioning. In this match the team must be aligned in 4-1-4-1. We emphasize the steering wheel and the spearhead, both having to position respectively more forward in front of each line of four, looking for this way also the attacks by the flanks. The highlight of the team is striker I. Sarr, with two goals scored so far by the French championship.
The visiting team will make its debut in this edition of the competition, as it did not have to play any of the eliminatory games prior to this group stage. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a home defeat with Mladá Boleslav by (0-3). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Jablonec won 4, drew 2 and lost 4. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their attack has scored with regularity, as he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches.
For this first round the Jablonec team does not arrive living its best moment, as it comes from two defeats followed by the Czech Championship of 18/19. It is important to observe their performance outside their domains by that competition, in which in four matches lost the majority, that is, they were two defeats, plus a draw and only one victory. In this context, he has been more defensively efficient, after scoring on average only 0.75 goals and suffering on average 1 goal per duel. In this match, the team must be aligned in 4-4-2, looking for defensive consistency and leaving for the attack in an organized manner. The highlight of this team is striker M. Dolezal, with four goals scored by the Czech championship.