Krasnodar vs Rennes
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 2 December 2020
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Krasnodar Stadium.
Chelsea and Sevilla have already qualified to the knockouts from Group A, and now all that remains to be seen is who would get the sole ticket to the Europa League.
Both the Bulls and the Rennais are placed in the final two spots in the table, and have posted one point each so far.
It goes without saying these two teams are miles beneath in terms of quality, compared to Chelsea and Sevilla, and are expected to lose their respective games in the sixth and final match-day in the group stage.
As such, it makes this upcoming h2h encounter the virtual final, which determines who will be eliminated, and who will be allotted a ticket to the second-most prestigious competition in the continent.
Suffice it to say that either team will be under huge pressure, and taking into consideration the off-performing defenses of both squads – expect a high-scoring game this Wednesday.
Krasnodar vs Rennes: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 1-1 draw, and that has been the sole match-up between these two teams so far.
- Murad Musayev’s men have conceded two or more goals in their last two fixtures against other Ligue 1 squads.
- They have a 100% winless record against other French teams, barring a single encounter.
- Not once have they kept a clean sheet in such a game.
- Julien Stephan’s men have not once locked horns with another Russian club.
Krasnodar vs Rennes: Prediction
The Bulls had lost 1-2 at home the last match-day, against Sevilla. In the meantime, the Rennais lost 1-2 at home the past game week in the competition, against Chelsea.
Going on, the Russians had lost seven of their former eight games, and they had conceded two or more goals in six of their previous eight fixtures. Do also note that they have failed to keep clean sheets in 14 of their former 15 overall match-ups.
And at home, they have a single clean sheet from the last nine appearances.
Meanwhile, their counterparts were winless in nine of their preceding ten overall games, and they had lost four of their last five fixtures too. They are also on a streak of ten straight games without a single clean sheet, and they have a total of just two from their former 19 match-ups.
On the road, they are on a run of five winless games as well. And finally, the sole h2h meeting so far had goals from both teams too.
Considering this scenario, expect a high-scoring thriller between these two defensively weak teams this Wednesday.
Krasnodar vs Rennes: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.83 (5/6).