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Rennes vs Arsenal Prediction & Betting tips
There were controversial discussions after the draw of the round of 16 in the Europa League. When the lots were pulled, the news suddenly leaked that Stade Rennes vs. the pair was stealing. Arsenal’s home right is exchanged in the home and away – by UEFA. Is the association allowed to do that? The answer is a clear yes. It is clearly stated in the statutes that the home right may be exchanged if two teams from the same city organize a home match in one day. This is the case as Chelsea FC hosts Dynamo Kiev on Thursday. The decision of UEFA is still a bit strange. Firstly, it is not uncommon in the British capital for several games to take place at the same time. On the other hand, there was the same scenario in the second round and there was no intervention. At the end of the day it is now clear that the first leg between Stade Rennes and Arsenal FC will be played in France, which hardly has any influence on the prognosis anyway. It may be a small advantage of the English team that they are allowed to play in the home leg at the Emirates Stadium.
The troupe of Unai Emery but it would be best if she could already make a big step towards the quarter-finals on Thursday. However, Rennes is very dangerous at home, which is why Rennes – Arsenal have quite high odds for a tip on the away win. Twelve games are the hosts undefeated in their own stadium. This series want to destroy the Gunners. On Thursday evening at 17:55 clock the kick-off in Roazhon Park under the direction of the referee Ivan Kruzliak from Slovakia.
Stade Rennes plays an outstanding season. 10th position in Ligue Une does not seem so strong at first sight, but on the one hand, 37 points and only seven points behind fourth place is a very good interim result and on the other hand the club is still dancing for three weddings. Last week, the semi-final was reached in the French Cup. At home Rennes defeated the underclass club US Orleans 2-0 in front of home-safe backdrop. Thus, a strong series was further expanded. For twelve games now, the red-black in their own stadium are undefeated. This run is to be continued from the point of view of Stade Rennes against Arsenal and it is dared to predict that the Gunners meet a very confident and unpleasant opponent. The Europa League is the third mainstay this season. In the group stage, the French drew with one of the many home wins on the last matchday past the Kazakh representative Astana on place 2 in the group K.
Far more surprising was the success in the second round against Betis Sevilla. After a 3: 3 in the first leg at home, in which the Andalusians were the much better team, the omens were not very good for the French. But Rennes showed a strong performance on the Iberian peninsula and prevailed 3-1. This encounter was the proof that Rennes feels very comfortable in the role of the outsider. The charges of coach Julien Stéphan can focus on the defensive and fast pace counterattacks. With Adrien Hunopu, Hatem Ben Arfa, Ismaila Sarr and M `Baye Niang there are some nimble players in the squad, all of whom can provide for goal scoring. There is no real star in the team. Rennes is more about the collective, which makes the team in the offensive game at the same time very flexible. Even more impressive are the current numbers and the good condition of the home side when looking at the long list of injured. Numerous players are also on Thursday again not operational. The key players, however, are on board.
For Arsenal and English teams in general, the Europa League has taken on a whole new meaning in recent years. As in the Premier League, the Big Six fight for the four starting places for the Champions League, another club has the chance to qualify with the title win in the Europa League for the premier class. Already Manchester United went in the past season this detour. This time both Arsenal and Chelsea FC have this trump in their hands. Currently, Liverpool, City, Tottenham and Manchester United are better placed in the Premier League. In this respect, the danger that the British could not take the competition completely seriously is minimized. The previous way in the tournament was very sovereign. In the group with Sporting Lisbon, Worskla Poltawa and Qarabag Agdam the Gunners prevailed as favorites with 16 points as group first. The only wobbler there was in the first leg of the second round. Completely surprisingly the Londoners defeated BATE Borissow 0: 1. This was quickly corrected in the return match at home (3: 0). Nevertheless, a certain weakness of the team of Unai Emery is not to be dismissed. This weekend’s 1-1 draw at Wembley Stadium against Spurs was one of Gunner’s best performances away in the past few weeks.
Although Pierre Emerick Aubameyang failed to score the winning goal in stoppage time, it was also a 1-1 draw to give players confidence in their journey to France. With Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck the same players fall out as for weeks. Furthermore, a few personnel changes are expected. The goal will be as always in the Euro League Petr Cech and not Bernd Leno. Offensively Aubameyang and Lacazette fight for the starting position. Emery will not be allowed on the field in a foreign country. Mesut Özil has played well in the last ten with a good performance at the top ten and is likely to prevail against Ramsey. In the back four Stephan Lichtsteiner could start on the right wing and Mustafi slip into the center. In addition, a formation is conceivable in the Mustafi plays right and Sokratis forms the center-back duo with Koscielny. Either way, the guests have a lot of quality on the lawn. At Stade Rennes, Arsenal still have to be careful and a tip on the score is far from self-evident despite the lower betting odds. 90 minutes are the Gunners before, who must accept the fight of the French. Then, with continuous playing time, the individual class of the British should prevail.