In a friendly game, Rennes and Lille said goodbye on Friday, May 24, of a very successful season for both of them. The match is part of the schedule of the thirty-eighth – last – round of the French Championship version 2018/2019. It will be held at the Route de Lorient stadium in Rennes, starting at 4:05 pm (Brasília time), as will all the other nine matches of the final day of Ligue 1.
The Ligue 1 leads champion and vice directly to the group stage of the next edition of the Champions League. The third-placed can also get there, but for that he has to pass before the qualifiers. Who finishes in the fourth position goes to Europa League. The relegation zone is formed by the three worst among the 20 participants, but there is a difference between the quality of the vacancies in this block. The last two go straight to Second Division. The antepenultimate still has a chance to escape the decline by competing in the repechage with third place in Ligue 2.
Rennes, which is not exactly a club accustomed to achievements, managed to put a trophy in its collection in the 2018/2019 season. He overcame the powerful Paris Saint-Germain in the final of the French Cup and, with a break, took as a ‘bonus’ the guarantee of participation for the second consecutive year in the Europa League.In the international tournament, also had its moments of brilliance. He reached the round of 16 and fell just before Arsenal in England. Even in the French Championship had its good moments, although its limited cast in both quality and quantity has prevented higher flights.With 49 points (12 wins, 13 draws and 12 losses), he holds a comfortable tenth place in the Ligue 1 leaderboard. Of the 54 points that played in his stadium, he collected 28 (seven wins, seven draws and four losses) having scored 24 goals and suffered 17.For the season-ending duel, coach Julien Stephan, who will defend an unbeaten run of five games (four draws and one win), will have to deal with injury casualties of midfielder Andre Benjamin (30 games in the version 2018/2019 French Championship, three goals) and striker Theoson Siebatcheu (15 games, three goals).
Lille was the team that gave the highest quality balance from one season to the next in Ligue 1. After having got rid of the relegation for very little, the club ends up as a ‘moral champion’, since in the French Championship dominated by the multimillionaire Paris Saint-Germain the runner-up is the limit.He reached the level of 75 points (22 wins, nine draws and six defeats) ensuring not only second place but also a direct place in the group stage of the Champions League in 2019/2020, which means the entry of tens of millions of euros in their coffers. This Friday, will still defend an unbeaten eight games (five wins and three draws).For the encounter, the problems of injury are due to defender Adama Soumaoro (19 games in the 2018/2019 French Championship season, no goal) and midfielder Xeka (27 games, two goals).
Football Prediction of the Day Rennes vs Lille
Team that showed solidity throughout the season with minimal moments of oscillation, Lille have the prognosis in their victory against Rennes as the best option for this Friday’s meeting for the last round of the French Championship version 2018/2019.
Bet Tips: Rennes