Arsenal vs Rennes Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
This Thursday, Arsenal will host Rennes at the Emirates Stadium in the second leg of the knock-out phase. Judging by the way that the two sides have played in the recent weeks, we are in for an exciting game full of chances, goals, and betting opportunities.
Arsenal got to this stage by finishing at the top of Group E and then beating BATE in the round of 32. This is Arsenal's 26th UEFA fixture against opponents from France, and their 13th at home, where they have managed to win only five of the recent twelve while losing three. The most recent clash against a side from Ligue 1 ended as 2-2 stalemate against Paris Saint-Germain in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stage. Despite being the favorite before the first game of the tie, the Gunners have failed to deliver and will have to give it their best in order to recover and find their winning ways.
Rennes finished their group campaign at the second spot after managing to recover from three early defeats. In the round of 32, they got the better of Real Betis in order to progress further into the competition. Rennes' only previous experience with English opposition before the first leg of this tie , was a 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup semi-final against Aston Villa.
The two teams played their first match in the week behind us when Rennes managed to triumph in front of the home fans by the score of 3-1. Iwobi scored the opening goal of the game just four minutes into the clash, and in the closing minutes of the first half, Bourigeaud equalized for Rennes. Mid-second half, Monreal scored an own-goal to take Rennes up-front and in the eighty-eight minute of the game, Sarr I. managed to net one in and with it, secure the win.
Arsenal have several missing players for the match against Rennes. Rob Holding, Héctor Bellerín and Danny Welbeck are injured and they will not play on Thursday night. Sokratis is suspended and he is another one player who will not play. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are ready to play and they are highly motivated for this game.
On the other side Rennes have four missing players for this game. Jordan Siebatcheu, Romain Danzé, Abdoulaye Diallo and Ludovic Baal are injured and they can't help their team against Gunners. All other players are ready to play on this important game for them and all of them are eager to go through.
Possible starting lineups
Arsenal: Cech; Monreal, Koscielny, Mustafi; Kolasinac, Torreira, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles; Iwobi, Ramsey; Lacazette
Rennes: Koubek; Traore, Silva, Mexer, Bensebaini; Sarr, Andre, Grenier, Bourigeaud; Arfa, Hunou
Arsenal vs Rennes Prediction
Another one interesting and exciting football game in Europa League on Thursday night. Match Arsenal vs Rennes will be dynamic and open one with lots of scoring chances and goals. Both teams will play offensive from the first minute and we will enjoy in fantastic game of football. Arsenal are 3-1 down from the first leg and they will have a truly hard job to do on Thursday night. They will try to beat Rennes, but all players know it must be with at least two goals difference. On the other side Rennes like to play aggressive in attack, they have a big advantage but for sure they will try to score an away goal. Rennes have scored at least 3 goals in their last 3 matches in Europa League.
So, our prediction and betting tips for the match Arsenal vs Rennes Prediction: Both teams to score. We expect from Gunners to win this game, and our risky bet goes on correct score 3-1. So, yes, we will watch extra time on this match. If you want to take a risk then can try to bet on Arsenal go through after extra time. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.