PSG Vs REN Dream11 prediction: The SportsRush brings you the Dream11 prediction for the Trophee des Champions clash between Paris Saint Germain and Stade Rennais.
They have always yearned to be recognised as one of the top sides in Europe but for PSG that dream has ever been brought to fruition. The club ended up investing heavily in Neymar, a player who has ended up doing more damage to the club than good.
And ever since the culmination of last season, the only news emerging from the club has been of Neymar wanting to leave for Barcelona, developments which have been a massive setback to the side’s preparations for the imminent season. As time has traversed by, even PSG have ended up growing massively annoyed by the player who they spent 200 million on with the club showing no efforts to disguise the fact that they want to offload Neymar for good now.
With the only talk of Neymar engulfing the club, PSG will be looking to treat today’s Trophée des Champions final as a break from the never-ending predicament they find themselves in. The match is also a massive opportunity for the side to begin their new season in the most emphatic of fashions, lifting a trophy which they have lifted for two seasons on the bounce now.
And the identity of their opponents today s only bound to elevate PSG’s game with the club looking to avenge what was a spectacular defeat to Rennes in the French Cup last season. The club faltered in their task of winning two trophies despite being the best club in France by some distance, dominating a league where the rest of the clubs have failed to compete at their level.
They ended up stopping PSG from winning the French Cup in the last season, a defeat following which the club has been disrupted massively. And with their pre-season encounters seeing them embroiled in the same mess, PSG will be heading out in this encounter looking to avenge that stunning defeat.
And with 11 wins in the 13 encounters the two sides have played in, PSG are solid favourites for this one. They have a slew of star performers returning for this encounter after the Copa America and Africa Cup Of Nations, adding massive strength to the side who’ll be looking to win their first trophy today. Rennes should score in this one but PSG will outscore them comfortably to win the match.
Probable Playing 11
- Presnel Kimpembe will be out for this encounter with the defender still recovering from a surgery
- Neymar is serving out the last of his three-match ban and will miss this encounter for PSG
Trapp, Meunier, Kehrer, Diallo, Kurzawa, Sarabia, Kouassi, Herrera, Draxler, Mbappe, Cavani
Koubek, Traore, Da Silva, Gelin, Bensebaini, Sarr, Tait, Grenier, Del Castillo, Honou, Niang
Trophee des Champions
Match: PSG Vs Rennes
Date And Time: 3rd August, Saturday- 5:00pm IST
Venue: Seaview, Belfast
- Meunier, Sarabia, Mbappe, Cavani
- Traore, Tait, Honou, Niang
Dream 11 Picks
Having played the full match against Sydney recently, it is expected that Kevin Trapp should be back in goal for PSG but we’ve decided to go with Rennes man, Abdoulaye Diallo for this one. A clean sheet might be difficult to come about for any side in this match and it’s clear that Rennes’ goal is going to be the one more peppered by shots.
It offers Diallo the opportunity to come up with some good saves and bring in a slew of points for our side.
When we embarked crafting our defenders’ segment for the match, the only thing which played on our mind was picking out players who’ll find themselves involved in attacks and offer our side the unique opportunity to come up with an assist or goal. And this sees us bring in fullback, Thomas Meunier from PSG along with Layvin Kurzawa with PSG’s formation seeing them shifting their fullbacks higher up the pitch in search of providing support to the attacking wide men. Left-back Bernat comes in as well for us with us opting for a trio of options from the side.
We have a player coming in from Rennes as well with us opting to pick out Hamari Traore for this one. At only 8 credits, he doesn’t disrupt our side’s budget and is bound to come up with a strong amount of tackles as well.
One thing which is definite to emerge from this encounter is the fact that we are going to see PSG score a bagful of goals today given their innate ability to come up with goals and the paper-thin identity of their opponents’ defence. And owing to this narrative, we are roping in right-back Pablo Sarabia and Julian Draxler with the two bound to see themselves involved in a majority of the attacks their side churn up today.
If Rennes are to envisage a chance of emerging as winners from this encounter, a massive brunt of the responsibility will fall on Adrien Honou. A pivotal figure for them last year, he’ll need to traverse his way past PSG’s defence with success and berate their backline if his side is to make things cumbersome for the opposition.
With no Neymar, expect Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani to flourish today. The two love playing when Neymar is not present to disrupt their attacks and these two should end up being involved in all of PSG’s goals today.
M’Baye Niang comes into our side from Rennes after enjoying a good outing in the Africa Cup Of Nations.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have decided to make Mbappe our captain for this encounter while Meunier is chosen as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the footballing fraternity over the course of the last year and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players who are expected to dole out the maximum points.