Monaco will face Rennes at Stade Louis II at Coupe de la Ligue – Quarter-final. Monaco against Rennes is the match with big interest after their previous matches in Coupe de France. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Monaco this season facing lots of troubles and showing very poor form. To help the situation and clubs season legendary Henry came to save club I main France league and show his potential of being head coach for the first time. Due to problems and lack of winnings Monaco have made some transfers and bought oldie Naldo from Schalke to strengthen the defense. The Red and Whites need to play better football and firstly stay at the Ligue 1, secondly, they can try new tactics and players in France Cups to prepare for more serious tasks.
Last year Monaco played and lost in Final of Coupe de la Ligue with five times winners Paris Saint Germain. This tournament is not a priority this season that’s because they will try younger players and give most valuables to rest preparing to Ligue 1 and exactly Marseille in next round.
Rennes showing nice football and bringing new life for Hartem Ben Arfa this season. The Red and Blacks standing on 8th position at French Ligue 1 with three wins in a row. Rennes have some interesting players that make sense in almost every match. Hartem Ben Arfa, Ismaila Sarr, Clement Grenier and Benjamin Andre involved almost in all goals this season and showing that they are real leaders of the team. Rennes playing great at defense winning even against Lyon in away match.
Last year in Coupe de la Ligue Rennes lost to the same Paris Saint Germain in the semi-final of the tournament. They played beautiful football and lost with 3:2 result by scoring 2 goals in the last 10 minutes. Hope to see them fighting this time in the tournament too.
These teams played each other 4 times in the last 2 years. In every match both teams have scored, two times Monaco won, one draw and Rennes win in the last match in October at 2018.