Sunday, 12 February 2017

Rennes - Nice

PICK: Nice AH 0 @2,01 PINNACLE 5/10

Match between 10th and 3rd placed team will be played on Rhoazon Park in Rennes and it will start at 15:00.

Rennes is coming to match after draw in Angers, and last time when they felt the taste of league win was on 4th December when they won against St. Etienne. After this match they two home matches (Bastia and PSG), while they were lucky to equalise (1-1) against Nantes. In winter transfer market they lost N'tep and Grosicki who were important players of the team. Today they will miss another important, maybe key player of this team now - Gourcuff.

I was writing a lot about Nice lately. They're situation with squad is better after some injured players came back, also player who were on ACN came back and team is close to the one which was surprisingly leading in first part of the season. Balotelli, Ricardo and Sarr won't be in cadre for today's match, but all other important players are here. They are coming to match after "comfortable" win over boosted St. Etienne at home. Why "comfortable", because score was only 1-0, but they created enough good chances that final result could be 2-3 goals higher.

Odds on Nice are high again, probably because of news that Balotelli won't feature the game, but I have written a lot about this thematic so I'll do it shortly this time - Balotelli is not main character of this team. He scored a lot of goals, but he decided only 1-2 matches, nothing more. He is a good player, but he is not as good as many people thinks he is. In my opinion, Cyprien is much more important player, and he is here, he is ready and he will make the difference in midfield again. Rennes will be probably forced to try with counter-attacks as I can not see them beat midfield zone of Nice. Possession will be on away side, number of chances created as well, and we have even odds for draw no bet here, so I am taking them with away side.

FT: 2-2 void

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