Rennes will face Real Betis at Roazhon Park Stadium, in Rennes, in the Europa League 1/16-Finals. Rennes against Real Betis is always the match with big interest, especially during this season. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Stade Rennes is playing interesting but not stable football. They now stand at the 8th place in Ligue 1, however, they have only 1 point difference with 4th place Montpellier. Since the beginning of December Rennes won 8 of 9 matches at home ground in all competitions.
Some of the main players of Rennes will miss the match due to injuries. L. Baal, R. Danze, and R. Guitane will miss the match for sure. However, B. Andre, R. Bensebaini, J. Johansson and S.J. Lea are under question and probably will help the team at this serious match.
Rennes in average scores 1.4 goals per game, pass with 80.4% accuracy and shots 13.4 times per match, in addition, surprisingly dribbles 10.3 times per game. Very likely that Red and Blacks will play width, take long shots, attack down the right and play non-aggressive football. Home team this season is strong at attacking set pieces, creating chances through individual skill and aerial duels. However, they are very weak at protecting the lead.
Real Betis now stands at 7th position with 9 wins and equal losses. They are away from promotion to Europe Cups and have 3 points difference between 5th position. Betis plays road games badly, as they have 5 games streak without any win. Real plays very unpredictable football, as they could easily lose to outsiders, and then give a fight for teams like Barcelona and win with 4 scored goals. Very interesting that Real Betis is undefeated in their last 10 matches of UEFA Europa League.
Only C. Tello will miss the match for sure, moreover, a very important player M. Bartra could miss the match too. Real Betis has famous and technically strong players like S. Canales. G. Lo Celso, legendary Joaquin, and Cuadrado. Moreover, Jese joined the club from Paris SG on loan till the end of the season.
Very likely that Real Betis will try to play possessional football with short passes, take long shots, play non-aggressive football and attack down the right. They are strong this season at shooting from direct free kicks, attacking down the wings and defending set pieces. However, the team is facing problems with stopping opponents from creating chances, defending against skillful players, aerial duels and avoiding individual errors. The Big Greens in average scores 1.1 goals per game, pass with 87.3% accuracy and shots 11 times per match.
These teams have never met before.