Nice seems to have finally lost its championship ambitions. Stars like Jean-Clair Todibo and Kefren Thuram-Ulien are more preoccupied with choosing options to pursue their Premier League careers. And with coach Didier Digar, the contract will almost certainly not be extended, which is demotivating.
As a result, the “gymnasts” in the last 8 rounds defeated only the outsider – “Troyes” (1:0). It is worth noting that even against defensively weak clubs like Clermont (1:2) and Basel (2:2, 1:2 ET) Nice could not create more than 1.2 xg.
Rennes are still very motivated for the rest of the season and on the pitch they look much more powerful than their opponent. According to predicted created (xT = 1.54) and recognized (xTA = 1.13) threats, it ranks 5th and 3rd in the championship, respectively.
It is true that the result of this match may be influenced by the disastrous away game of the team of Bruno Genesio, in which they scored only 30.4% of their points.
In the upcoming match, the main sideman – Adrien Truffer (0+6) will be missing.
Rennes surpasses its opponent in both efficiency and motivation. I suspect that the visitors will be much closer to the points scored.