Both teams want to advance to the quarter-finals of the competition.
Arsenal vs Rennes Football Betting Prediction
Arsenal got scared. First in their qualifying group, the Gunners were surprised in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League round of 16 tie against BATE Borisov. Alexandre Lacazette’s partners then set the record straight by winning 3-0 at Emirates Stadium. Scheduled at Emirates Stadium at first, the first leg was played at Roazhon Park. Once again, Londoners were surprised and lost to the Bretons (3-1). On the national stage, the men of Unaï Emery realize a correct season by pointing to the 4th place, only 1 point of the podium. Sunday, they won in the shock against Manchester United (2-0).
Who would have thought to see Stade-Rennais at this stage of the competition last fall? Well off in his European campaign after winning only one of his first four group matches, the Bretons went to win at Jablonek (0-1) and then beat Astana (2-0) to clinch their victory. ticket for the next round. In the round of 16, the Rouge et Noir were held in check on their lawn by Real Betis (3-3). While we thought the duel poorly engaged, the men of Julien Stephan went to clinch their qualification in Andalucia brilliantly (1-3). Last week, they created the sensation by winning at home against Arsenal after an excellent match (3-1). In the league, the Rennes have returned to 8th place after having failed OM on the 26th day (1-1) and then defeating Caen last Sunday (3-1).
The staff for Arsenal vs Rennes
Bellerin is injured for Arsenal. Excluded in Borisov, Alexandre Lacazette was sentenced to 3 suspension matches. He had to be away for the second leg after also missing the first leg. But curiously, UEFA has reduced its sentence to 2 games and can be aligned. Socratis, he will be absent after his red card received in Rennes. Replacements Holding and Welbeck are also absent.
The Rennais will recover excellent side Traore and striker Niang, suspended in the first leg after being warned in Andalusia. As in the first leg, goalkeeper Diallo, substitutes Baal, Danzé, Guitane, Siebatcheu and Johansson are still stuck in the infirmary.
The compositions for Arsenal vs Rennes
The probable composition of Arsenal:
↳ Cech – Maitland – Niles, Mustafi, Koscielny, Kolasinac – Gendouzi, Torreira – Aubameyang, Özil, Iwobi – Lacazette.
↳ Absent: Bellerin, Sokratis, Holding, Welbeck.
The probable tactical disposition (3-4-1-2):
Mustafi – Koscielny – Monreal
Maitland-Niles – Ramsey – Xakha – Kolasinac
Aubameyang – Lacazette
The probable composition of Rennes:
↳ Koubek – Traoré, Da Silva, Mexer, Bensebaïni – André, Grenier – Sarr, Ben Arfa, Bourigeaud – Niang.
↳ Absent: Baal, Siebatcheu, Danzé, Diallo
The probable tactical disposition:
Traoré – Da Silva – Mexer – Bensebaïni
André – Attic
Sarr – Ben Arfa – Bourigeaud
The history of confrontations Arsenal vs Rennes
Before the first leg, the two teams had never clashed. It is therefore the Rennais who lead on this point.
Key points of the Arsenal vs Rennes match
↳ Rennes plays the first 1 / 8th finals of the European Cup in its history.
↳ Hatem Ben Arfa could have an important revenge spirit since he will find his former coach at PSG, Unaï Emery who put him in the closet for 2 years.
↳ Arsenal recovers his scorer Lacazette.
↳ Arsenal must win with at least 2 goals clear to qualify.
Our Betting Prediction Arsenal vs Rennes
In the obligation to win with a large lead, the Gunners should win at the Emirates Stadium. Victory Arsenal
Betting Prediction: Both teams to score