The Europa League had the reputation in recent years, as an unimportant European competition not to be lucrative for the big clubs. Therefore, some clubs did not give these games the highest priority. Above all, clubs from Germany and Italy were prone to this. But the Europa League has recently become very interesting for many clubs, especially from England. The reason is that only four clubs on the island can qualify for the UEFA Champions League Premier League. With Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool FC and the capital’s clubs Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham, there are known to be the “Big Six”, all of which claim to be represented in the premier class. If a club fails to reach the top four, there is still one detour to qualify for the premier class by winning the Europa League. In the preseason this succeeded Manchester United; The Red Devils now benefit from it and are well known to PSG in the quarterfinals.
Arsenal vs Rennes Football Betting Tips
In this season, it looks as if City, Liverpool and probably the Spurs from the front seats can not be displaced, which is why there is only one place left for Man United, Chelsea and Arsenal. The two latter clubs are therefore interested in keeping the back door open in the Europa League. The Blues are well on their way to the top eight teams after a clear first-leg win against Dynamo Kiev. The Gunners, on the other hand, have to fight to make the turnaround after the 1: 3 in the first leg. Arsenal are challenged against Rennes and the odds for a prediction, which club prevails, are very close together. The French are minimally favored. For the return leg between Arsenal and Rennes, a hint to the home team is of course more likely – but the team of Unai Emery just not enough success to progress. Excitement is guaranteed before the match at the Emirates Stadium, which will kick off at 21:00 on Thursday night.
Arsenal – Statistics & Current Form
Arsenal London made major changes ahead of the season, opening a new chapter with Unai Emery after the long Arsene Wenger era. At the moment, a positive interim conclusion can be drawn. In the league rank the Gunners currently in fourth place with 58 points after 30 games. In the Europa League, the club is still represented and wants to be in the best case after this week still. A first-leg deficit could bend the Gunners already in the last round. At that time they were defeated by BATE Borissow surprising 0-1, but were able to clean up this faux pas at home with a 3: 0. Rennes is now a different caliber and Unai Emery knows that the encounter on Thursday night can redirect the season in a whole new direction. At the weekend, the Londoners got in any case a good deal of self-confidence. In the Premier League, Manchester United was defeated 2-0 in a direct duel in the Champions League. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Granit Xhaka were the two goalscorers.
The two former Bundesliga stars will certainly be set again on Thursday. Overall, Emery will make few changes to his starting lineup. With Bellerin, Holding and Welbeck the same players are injured as in the past weeks. The only change will be the defense chain, because there Sokratis is locked after his dismissal. A quartet with Koscielny and Mustafi is likely. Monreal would be out and maybe Sead Kolasinac gets a chance from the start. However, a triple chain with Koscielny in the middle and Mustafi and Monreal outside is also conceivable. This variant would provide more power in midfield. The Gunners want to and will take control of the game. With continuous play time, it is then to find the balance between offensive and defensive, as a goal would be a bitter setback. Especially at the beginning it is enough to play in a controlled manner. A 2: 0 after 90 minutes would be enough to move into the quarter-finals.
Expected formation of Arsenal:
➤ Cech – Kolasinac, Mustafa, Koscielny, Monreal – Xhaka, Ramsey, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Ozil – Aubameyang
Last matches from Arsenal:
⚽ 10.03.2019 – Arsenal Vs. Manchester United 2: 0 (Premier League)
⚽ 07.03.2019 – Rennes Vs. Arsenal 3: 1 (Europa League)
⚽ 02.03.2019 – Tottenham Vs. Arsenal 1: 1 (Premier League)
⚽ 27.02.2019 – Arsenal Vs. Bournemouth 5: 1 (Premier League)
⚽ 24.02.2019 – Arsenal Vs. Southampton 2: 0 (Premier League)
Rennes – Statistics & Current Form
Stade Rennes, like the opponents of the island, can be very satisfied with the season so far. Unlike the Gunners, the French even dance to three weddings. In addition to the league and Euro League, the semi-finals in the Coupe de France at Olympique Lyon are still in early April. In Ligue Une, the club currently ranks eighth and is within reach of the international starting places. The protected of Julien Stéphan have fought on and on in recent weeks. The form is outstanding in four wins and a draw from the past five games. At the weekend, a 3-1 win against SM Caen was celebrated. The two well-placed attackers M`Baye Niang and Adrien Hunou were once again successful. In addition, midfielder Benjamin Bourigeaud scored in the third game in series hit.
He was also the one who started the fight against Arsenal London a week ago. The return leg in the British capital, however, will have a very different character. It depends on the guests rather on a good defensive work. However, they do not want to hide. In the last away match in Sevilla, the charges of Julien Stéphan were also the clear outsider in the bookmakers, but they did not win undeservedly 3-1. Thus, the team has earned the knockout stage and the journey does not have to be over. Personnel are expected with the same failures as in recent weeks, no major changes in contrast to the first leg. However, the tactical question remains extremely exciting. A 4-2-3-1 system is also conceivable like a 4-4-2. Depending on the course of the game, the French are able to respond very flexibly to new situations. The most important thing for the mostly international inexperienced players will be to keep a cool head in the Emirates Stadium and to avoid slight mistakes. Then the big goal quarterfinals could be possible. Against Arsenal, Rennes is according to bookmakers’ odds, nevertheless, the clear outsider for a tip on the win.
Expected formation of Rennes:
➤ Koubek – Bensebaini, Mexer, Da Silva, Zeffane – Sarr, Grenier, Andre, Bourigeaud – Ben Arfa, Hunou
Last matches of Rennes:
⚽ 10.03.2019 – Rennes Vs. SM Caen 3: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽ 07.03.2019 – Rennes Vs. Arsenal 3: 1 (Europa League)
⚽ 27.02.2019 – Rennes Vs. Orleans 2: 0 (Coupe de France)
⚽ 24.02.2019 – Rennes Vs. Marseille 1: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽ 21.02.2019 – Betis Sevilla vs. Rennes 1: 3 (Europa League)
Arsenal vs Rennes Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
The first leg a week ago was the only duel between the two clubs so far, ahead of the duel against Arsenal. Rennes on Thursday for a prediction a very decisive indicator. The 3: 1 after 90 minutes had a very decisive reason: Sokratis. The Greek saw the yellow-red card at the score of 1: 0 for the Englishmen in the 41st minute. Until then, his team led by an early Iwobi goal 1-0. But Rennes was able to compensate in excess before the break by Bourigeaud. In the second section of the game, the French completely took control of the game and rewarded themselves with an own goal from Monreal with the 2: 1. Shortly before the end Youngster Ismaila Sarr crowned the appearance of the home side with the 3-1. This results in a very exciting starting position and it before the second leg
Arsenal vs Rennes Our Betting Tips Explained
Between Arsenal and Rennes a tip depends heavily on the start of the game. The turf and the grandstand will burn from the first minute and the Gunners will be pushing for an early lead. Should this succeed the team of Unai Emery, then a scenario with a high home victory is possible. The young and inexperienced guests from France would have to deal with this difficult situation and the higher quality of the English would probably gain the upper hand. Since at the latest at the score of 2: 0, the guests are under pressure and even need to increase the risk in the offensive game, the Gunners can counter with their fast attackers to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang perfect and let the pendulum finally knock out on her side. If Rennes wants to make it to the quarter-finals, the zero must be kept as long as possible.
Key Facts – Arsenal vs Rennes tips
➤ After the 1: 3 in France is the favorite of the island under pressure
➤ Rennes has been unbeaten in five games but has lost his last three league games away
➤ Sokratis is missing in the Gunners locked, Bellerin, Holding and Welcek are injured
Since the first described scenario is more likely and between Arsenal and Rennes the odds for a tip on a clear home win were still quite high, a bet on the Asian handicap on the part of the hosts makes sense. At home, the Gunners have won eleven out of the last 13 games (lost only to Tottenham and Manchester United) and have won at least two of their own in each of their last five games. The big class will be a number too big for the guests and in the pairing Arsenal Vs. Rennes was the prediction allowed that the English will prevail despite the tricky position at the end.
Betting Tips: Win Arsenal (-2.5)
Odds: : 3.10