With a place in the semi-finals of the French League Cup 2018/2019, Monaco and Rennes face each other on Wednesday, January 9. The match will be held at the Louis II stadium in Monaco, and will start scheduled for 3:45 pm (Brasília time).The competition is played with eliminatory matches. Only the winner survives. In case of a tie, the definition goes directly to the definition by charging penalties waiving the accomplishment of extra time.
Monaco, who are currently French runners-up, can make their first league-first French Cup debut. So, only played one game in the 2018/2019 edition. In their stadium, they beat Lorient of Ligue 2, by 1 to 0.It was with a victory also by minimum score his debut in the Glass of France. On Sunday, January 6, the team beat Cannet Roussillon advancing to the round of 16 of the tournament. Despite ratings, performance was poor. Faced with an amateur opponents, the Monegascos played with an extra athlete from the 18 minutes of the initial stage when the owners of the house had a player expelled (Lopy) and still could not make the second goal.Coach Thierry Henry took advantage of the game to use a number of athletes who do not play regularly. It is a way to seek resources to leverage a reaction in the task that really matters in the second half of the season, which is to avoid relegation to the French League Second Division.With 13 points (three wins, four draws and 11 losses), Monaco are in the nineteenth – penultimate – Ligue 1 placement. As host, it presents the worst numbers of the tournament. Of the 27 points played in the Louis II, won three (three wins and six losses) having scored seven goals and suffered 17.As an attenuating factor for the work of Henry, who occupied the open space with the resignation of the Portuguese Leonardo Jardim, there is the justification of many medical problems. Danijel Subasic is in the recovery phase of injury; defenders Kevin N’Doram, Ronael Pierre-Gabriel, Djibril Sidibe and Almamy Toure; the midfielder Jean-Eudes Aholou; and strikers Willem Geubbels, Stevan Jovetic, Jordi Mboula and Pietro Pellegri.
The Rennes started 2019 with a big scare. On Sunday, January 6, at home, by the third round of the French Cup, took 2 to 0 of Brest. He managed to reach equality in regulation time, was 0-0 in the extension and advanced thanks to the victory in the penalty shootout.Although having much more work than could be expected, he confirmed his good phase and extended to six (five victories and a tie) his recent unbeaten series, which included the classification for the second phase of the Europa League, in which he will face the Bétis, from Spain, and the climb to eighth position of the French Championship.With 26 points (seven wins, five draws and six defeats), Rennes is still struggling to reach the European Tournament ranking through Ligue 1. As a visitor, it appears as the sixth best performance of the tournament. Of the 27 points that played away from his stadium, he won 12 (three wins, three draws and two losses) scoring 14 goals and suffering 14.To face Monaco, coach Julien Stephan has midfield injury doubts. They are in the care of the medical department Ludovic Baal, Romain Danze and Rafik Guitane.
Football Prediction of the Day Monaco vs Rennes
The teams have already crossed in the current season. The duel was for the first round of the French Championship and also happened the stadium Louis II. On 7 October, Rennes won 2-1.
Although the theory indicates clear superiority of the Monaco in comparison with the Rennes, this advantage is not being exhibited within the four lines. Quite the opposite. Therefore, the prognosis in the success of the visitors is the best option for the confrontation of Wednesday by the quarterfinals of the League Cup of France version 2018/2019.
Bet Tips: Monaco