Rennes vs. Chelsea Match preview
UEFA Champions’ League group stage action continues as Rennes prepare to host Chelsea at Roazhon Park on Tuesday. Rennes comes into this game on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Bordeaux on Friday in Ligue 1 clash.
Ben Arfa; former Rennes and Paris Saint-Germain winger ensured the lonely goal was enough to secure the win for Jean Louis Gasset’s Bordeaux side.
The Blues, Meanwhile, beat Newcastle United 2-0 on Saturday in the English Premier League.
An own goal from centre-back Federico Fernandez and a goal from Tammy Abraham England international ensured victory for Frank Lampard’s soldiers.
Rennes vs. Chelsea match Facts
- Rennes have featured in three UEFA champions League matches this season, drawn once and lost the rest.
- The Red and Blacks have failed to register any clean-sheet in their last three UEFA Champions’ matches this season.
- Chelsea has registered clean-sheets in all three UEFA Champions’ matches this season.
- The Blues have featured in three UEFA Champions’ matches this season, won twice and drawn once.
- Rennes has failed to win either home or away matches in UEFA Champions League this season.
- Chelsea has won one away UEFA Champions League match this season.
Rennes vs. Chelsea Head to Head
These teams have faced each other once previously, in the reverse fixture in the UEFA Champions’ League group stage this season.
Chelsea won 3-0 over Rennes. A brace from Timo Werner, Germany striker and a goal from attacker Tammy Abraham sealed a victory for the Blues over Red and Blacks, who had Brazilian left-back Dalbert Red-carded in the first half.
Rennes have a few injury concerns to deal with. The Red and Blacks boss Julien Stephan will miss the services of midfielder Jonas Martin, Italian centre-back Daniele Rugani and left-back Faitout Maouassa who are in the treatment table nursing injuries, while Left-back Dalbert is serving his suspension.
Chelsea Team News
Meanwhile, Chelsea have nothing to worry as they come to the match, for they have a few injury concerns though could be without winger Christian Pulisic, Germany international Kai Havertz and veteran Brazilian centre-back Thiago Silva, who are all just in doubts to feature in this game.
Rennes vs. Chelsea Prediction
Rennes have done a great job during summer transfers by bringing in Daniele Rugani, Martin Terrier and Jeremy Doku. It’s also a boost for return of star midfielder Eduardo Camavinga who could prove to be crucial, while striker Serhou Guirassy has shown his purpose on his spot since his arrival from Amiens.
Chelsea meanwhile, are gaining momentum under Frank Lampard after a slow start to the season. Timo Werner has started showing why he is supposed to be a Blue, while Hakim Ziyech has slotted smoothly into the squad. Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, who was signed from Rennes during summer transfer, has solidified the Chelsea defence.
Chelsea looked comfortable against Rennes the last time they faced each other, Blues may want to affirm to be the case again.
Goals – Over 2.5
These two teams have occasionally produced more than two goals in their previous encounter, Therefore chances of scoring more than two goals are likely to be recorded putting in mind Rennes won’t let it just slip.
We expect goals to be produced in this match therefore over 2.5 markets ascertained by our pundits
Betway are backing the goals with 1.67 while 1XBet is placing odds at 1.73.
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