Rennes vs AC Milan Prediction 22.02.2024

Rennes

Rennes

3 : 2

AC Milan

AC Milan

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2.71

X

3.56

2

2.74

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  • Competition: UEFA Europa League - intermediate stage 2nd leg
  • Date: Thursday, 22nd, February 2024
  • Kickoff: 17:45 UTC / 18.45 CET
  • Venue: Roazhon Park (Rennes)

AC Milan is set to embark on a journey to France to clash swords with Rennes on Thursday night, aiming to secure passage into the last-16 of the UEFA second-tier competition.

Rennes vs AC Milan Betting Tips: BTTS

After being swept aside in a 0-3 defeat at San Siro by the Rossoneri in the first leg, Rennes faces an uphill battle to at least nullify the Serie A outfit's advantage, but there's no doubt they'll come out all guns blazing from the get-go, promising us an exhilarating contest in the return leg.

Despite the debacle they suffered on their visit to the popular "boot," it's evident that Julien Stephan's men haven't been knocked out of their rhythm, as they continued their outstanding domestic form by thrashing Clermont 3-1 to claim their ninth victory in the last 10 matches across all competitions.

Riding on the back of strong displays in the new calendar year, Rennes doesn't intend to bow out of European football that easily this term, even if they have to achieve something only accomplished by Spanish outfit Valencia, who staged a sensational comeback in the 2013-14 campaign, overturning a 0-3 first-leg deficit against Basel to ultimately secure a dramatic 5-3 aggregate victory after extra time.

In the hearts of the Roazhon Park fans, thre is a belief that their beloved club, with their paternal encouragement, can produce a miracle in the Europa League preliminary round, especially considering their opponent AC Milan arrives for the return leg disheveled and disturbed after being smashed in weekend Serie A action by AC Monza in a shocking 2-4 defeat.

The appalling failure of the Rossoneri during their Sunday visit not only fueled Rennes' imagination of potential turnaround but also shattered any Scudetto hopes for Pioli's men, who widened the gap behind Milan neighbors Inter to an insurmountable 11 points, simultaneously missing out on the chance to leapfrog Juve and snatch the second spot in the SA standings.

Even with one foot in the last-16 of UEFA's second-tier tournament, AC Milan could harbor apprehensions regarding their glaring defensive vulnerabilities, notably exposed during their away fixtures, bearing in mind they have conceded at least two goals on an astonishing eight occasions in their last 10 visits across all competitions.

Despite the lack of defensive stability, the Italian red-and-blacks have showcased incredible productivity in the final third, netting at least twice in each of their last nine away matches and will be confident of maintaining their high rate of goal-scoring on the road. Simultaneously, Rennes will seek to capitalize on the vulnerable Rossoneri defense to etch their name into the scoresheet, particularly after rattling the opposition's net in all but one of their 16 home fixtures this season. Therefore, we think that BTTS seems a tempting selection.

Rennes vs AC Milan Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. AC Milan

    3 : 0

    Rennes

    Europa League

Rennes

Rennes team news

Midfielder Enzo Le Fee is set to miss his fourth consecutive match after sustaining a hamstring injury in the 6-1 thrashing of Sochaux in the Coupe de France earlier this month, while Fabian Rieder will remain sidelined for some time as he continues to recover from a metatarsal surgery.

Rennes boss Julien Stephan may opt to field the same squad that dominated cellar-dwellers Clermont Foot 3-1 over the weekend, with brace-scoring hero Martin Terrier expected to retain his spot in the attack.

Last matches of Rennes

  1. Rennes

    3 : 1

    Clermont

    Ligue 1

  2. AC Milan

    3 : 0

    Rennes

    Europa League

  3. Le Havre

    0 : 1

    Rennes

    Ligue 1

  4. Sochaux

    1 : 6

    Rennes

    Coupe de France

  5. Rennes

    2 : 1

    Montpellier

    Ligue 1

Rennes lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 30

    Steve Mandanda

Defenders

  • 3

    Adrien Truffert

  • 5

    Arthur Theate

  • 23

    Warmed Omari

  • 17

    Guela Doue

Midfielders

  • 33

    Desire Doue

  • 8

    Baptiste Santamaria

  • 6

    Azor Matusiwa

  • 14

    Benjamin Bourigeaud

Forwards

  • 9

    Arnaud Kalimuendo

  • 7

    Martin Terrier

AC Milan

AC Milan team news

In terms of the Italian outfit, AC Milan will have to make do without the likes of Fikayo Tomori, Pierre Kalulu, Mattia Caldara, and Tommaso Pobega, all ruled out due to injuries, with captain Davide Calabria also facing uncertainty as he continues to battle adductor problems.

Serbian forward Luka Jovic, absent from Sunday's clash with formidable Atalanta following a red card in the stunning 2-4 loss to Monza, is likely to be content with a spot on the bench for the rematch against Rennes, with Olivier Giroud poised to lead the Rossoneri's offensive line.

Last matches of AC Milan

  1. AC Monza

    4 : 2

    AC Milan

    Serie A

  2. AC Milan

    3 : 0

    Rennes

    Europa League

  3. AC Milan

    1 : 0

    Napoli

    Serie A

  4. Frosinone

    2 : 3

    AC Milan

    Serie A

  5. AC Milan

    2 : 2

    Bologna

    Serie A

AC Milan lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 16

    Mike Maignan

Defenders

  • 19

    Theo Hernandez

  • 46

    Matteo Gabbia

  • 24

    Simon Kjaer

  • 42

    Alessandro Florenzi

Midfielders

  • 14

    Tijjani Reijnders

  • 80

    Yunus Musah

  • 10

    Rafael Leao

  • 8

    Ruben Loftus-Cheek

  • 11

    Christian Pulisic

Forwards

  • 9

    Olivier Giroud

4 Reasons why we expect BTTS

  1. Rennes has scored in all but one of their 16 home matches this season.
  2. Rennes has kept just one clean sheet in their last 12 competitive home games.
  3. AC Milan has scored at least two goals in nine consecutive away fixtures in all competitions.
  4. AC Milan has conceded two or more goals in four of their last five away outings.

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Rennes vs AC Milan - FAQ

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Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on Arena Sport (Cro), Arena Sport (Ser), beIN Sports MENA, COSMOTE Sport, Max Sport 4 (Bul), MEGOGO, M+ Liga de Campeones, RMC Sport, Sky Sport (Aut), Sky Sport (Ita), Sky Sport Uno (Ita), Sport 2 (Cze), Sport TV3 (Por), SuperSport, TNT Sports, TV2 Sport (Den), Viaplay (Fin), Viaplay (Nor), Viaplay (Pol), Viaplay (Swe), V Sport 2 (Fin), V Sport (Nor), V Sport Premium (Swe)

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Who is Rennes' player to watch?

With 10 goals to his name in all competitions this season, Arnaud Kalimuendo poses the most significant attacking threat to opposing defenses.

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Who is AC Milan's player to watch?

Despite being 37 years old, Olivier Giroud has emerged as the primary danger in Milan's attack this season, finding the back of the net 13 times thus far.