Krasnodar will play their debut match in the Champions League group stage on October 20, but will the bulls be able to beat Rennes outright – we have prepared our forecast. Who is the favorite?
Rennes played brilliantly last season – at the time of the stoppage of the French championship, Julien Stephane’s team was in third place in the table, thus getting a ticket to the Champions League.
The red-blacks also started the new season very powerfully – after seven matches they are in second place in the table. The club lags behind the leader of PSG only due to additional indicators, but Lille and Lens have not played their matches at the time of writing, so it is quite possible that the club will lose one or two positions at the end of the seventh round.
After a series of four victories in a row, Rennes slowed down a bit in the last matches – in the sixth round, the red-blacks missed the victory over Reims, having scored a 2: 2 draw at home. In the last round, Stefan’s charges also opened the score, but allowed him to equalize Dijon, thus failing to win in the second match in a row.
Last season Krasnodar fought desperately for the second line in the Premier League, but eventually lost it to Lokomotiv and had to fight in the Champions League qualification. Murad Musayev ‘s team won PAOK as rivals . At home, the “bulls” beat the Greeks modestly with a score of 2: 1, but did not allow themselves to be overtaken at a party, beating them with an identical score.
Krasnodar is not doing well in the Premier League – after 11 rounds it occupies only sixth place in the table. Nevertheless, while the situation remains quite solvable – until the second Spartak, the bulls lack six points, which are not yet a critical handicap.
In the last round, Krasnodar beat Rubin 3: 1 at home, gaining the first victory in the last three league games.
Rennes have not won in the last two matches – two draws
Rennes have played seven games this season and have not conceded in only one of them
Only in one of the last nine matches in all tournaments Krasnodar lost
Rennes started the season solidly – gradually the red-blacks are gaining shape and feel comfortable in the French championship. Today Stefan’s team will clearly strive to play the first number, from the position of the favorite, which may well become a trump card for Krasnodar – Rennes regularly fails in defense and concedes, the bulls know how to play counterattacks and squeeze the maximum out of their chances, which is already proved in opposition to PAOK.
We believe that the hosts will not be able to win. Forecast – Krasnodar will not lose . In BC Winline, this outcome is offered with odds of 2.10