Real Betis vs Rennes
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 21 February 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin (Sevilla).
Real Betis managed to avoid at Roazhon Park thanks to a 90th.-minute equalizer from substitute Diego Lainez seven days ago.
Los Beticos thus recovered from a poor start to the match as they actually came back from behind on two occasions to fight their way to a 3-3 draw in one of the most thrilling of all first leg ties at this stage of the competition.
The Spanish outfit now have the psychological advantage coming into the reverse fixture in front of their fans at Estadio Benito Villamarin.
However, the hosts did kind of disappoint their admirers in the last couple of weeks. They are winless in last four matches across competitions, a streak which saw a tough 3-0 defeat at Leganes and a 1-1 draw at home to Deportivo Alaves in past two La Liga rounds. Such drop in from saw Quique Setien’s men fall down to 8th place in Primera Division.
Real Betis vs Rennes: Head-to-head
The two teams did not have the opportunity to lock horns in the past.
The aforementioned 3-3 draw was their first ever head to head encounter.
Real Betis vs Rennes: Prediction
Les Rouges et Noirs won’t come into this in the highest of spirits either. They ended the two-win streak in Ligue 1 on Sunday falling 2-0 away at Reims. Rennes were fairly easy to break down so far in the season, especially on travels where they shipped 22 goals in 13 league matches so far.
Betis have a strong firepower on display in the final third and they will come into this unbeaten in past five matches on the home patch in all competitions. Rennes need to look for a goal here and knowing how vulnerable they are defensively, we just have to expect an open contest packed with goal scoring chances at both ends.
Over 2.5 goals FT is well worth backing at 1.90 odds, while we will alternatively go with Betis to net two or more goals at 1.72.
Real Betis vs Rennes: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10)
Real Betis Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.72 (8/11).