Stade Rennais 2-1-0, AS Monaco 2-1-0
9/19/20 3 pm
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Stade Rennais is welcoming AS Monaco to Roazhon Park in round 4 in the French Ligue 1.
Rennais has been playing well in Ligue 1, and they are still undefeated with 1 draw and 2 wins. Rennais is at the top of Ligue 1 with 7 points, 7 scored goals, and 4 conceded goals. Guirassy has scored 2 goals for Rennais so far this season, while Camavinga, Da Silva, Bourigeaud, and Aguerd all added 1 goal for Rennais. There are no injuries for Rennais at the moment, while Boey and Terrier are both suspended because of the red cards. In their latest Ligue 1 game against Nimes on the road, Rennais has had 55% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and 79% of the correct passes. This was an exciting game, and both teams were playing well, but Rennais was a slightly better team, and they deservedly won this game 2-4. Rennais has been constantly improving over the last few seasons, and last season Rennais has ended in 3rd place with 50 points, 38 scored goals, and only 24 conceded goals, and thanks to that, Rennais will be playing in the Champions League qualifications this season. Rennais has started this season well, and they could be close to the top of the table once again this season unless the Champions League will be too big of a distraction for Rennais.
Monaco has also been playing well at the start of this season and compared to the few previous seasons when Monaco was constantly declining, it’s refreshing seeing them so close to the top. Monaco is in second place in the standings with 7 points, and they are still undefeated this season. In their latest Ligue 1 game against Nantes at home, Monaco was the better team with 57% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and a solid 85% of the correct passes. Monaco got ahead early, in the 5th minute of the game, but Nantes has tied the scored in the 51st minute. Just 4 minutes later, Monaco scored another goal, and they have deservedly won this match 2-1. Badiashile has scored 2 goals for Monaco so far, while Diop, Geubbles, and Disasi added 1 goal each. Golovin, Tchouameni, and Onyekuru added 1 assist each. Pele and Golovin are injured, while Fofana is suspended because of the red card. Monaco has stared recovering their reputation by hiring the Croatian coach Niko Kovac, former Bayern Munich coach, and I think they made a good decision in doing so. Kovac has brought a dose of defensive stability to this team, and a sense of control to their game. I think Monaco will be the biggest threat to PSG and Lyon this season, and I believe they have enough quality to even win the title.
This is a derby match of round 4 in Ligue 1, and this match could go either way, which is why I will pick something on goals here, which we should see plenty in this game.