Rennes vs Real Betis
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 14 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Roazhon Park, Rennes
Rennes have beaten Amiens, Lille, and Saint-Etienne in their last three outings, now hosting Real Betis for their Europa League contest and the fourth consecutive outing in front of the home crowd – hoping to build on the great winning streak on Thursday evening.
Red and Blacks scored three against St Etienne as Niang, Ben Arfa, and Hunou found the net in a narrower contest than the result would suggest, which will still have them hopeful they can build on such a performance against the Spanish rivals too.
Betis come into the match with a troubled streak on the road confirmed in a 3-0 loss at Leganes, which was their third loss in five trips – with just two draws earned along the way. It has also ended a three-game unbeaten streak seen beforehand as Quique Setien’s men beat Espanyol, Atletico Madrid, and held Valencia to a 2-2 draw all in front of the crowd at Benito Villamarin. They will now want a quick fix in France but the visitors should be in for a tough challenge at Roazhon Park!
Rennes vs Real Betis: Head-to-head
This is the sides’ first head-to-head clash ever.
Rennes are underdogs and want to prove their fine form at home ground, which could prove crucial for their ambitions to shock the rivals.
Betis need a more solid display on the road amid a struggling spell of form since early in 2019.
Rennes vs Real Betis: Prediction
We will now back Rennes to secure a win in front of the home crowd, which would give them a crucial advantage ahead of the trip to Seville and comes at a very good-looking 2.70. We have seen them produce against tough rivals lately and this could prove overpriced!
Indeed, Betis have struggled to score goals away from home and this will be worrying for Quique Setien. However, it has us going for a low-scoring contest on Thursday evening and Under 2.5 goals FT has attracted many big hitters at 1.61.
Rennes vs Real Betis: Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.70
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61.