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Rennes v Arsenal: the predictions

Here’s a quick run down of how Rennes are doing in recent matches

Date Competition Home Score Away
14/02/19 Europa Rennes 3 – 3 Real Betis
17/02/19 League Reims 2 – 0 Rennes
21/02/19 Europa Real Betis 1 – 3 Rennes
24/02/19 League Rennes 1 – 1 Olympique Mars…
27/02/19 Cup Rennes 2 – 0 Orléans

So two wins, two draws, and just one defeat (in the League) to Reims in the last five.

In terms of the league Rennes are this season very much a mid-table club…

French Ligue 1 2018/19
# Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Paris Saint-Germain 26 23 2 1 79 15 64 71
2 Lille 27 16 6 5 44 23 21 54
3 Lyon 27 14 7 6 45 31 14 49
4 Marseille 27 13 5 9 43 35 8 44
5 St Etienne 27 12 7 8 36 33 3 43
6 Reims 27 10 12 5 29 26 3 42
7 Nice 27 11 7 9 20 27 -7 40
8 Montpellier 26 9 11 6 34 28 6 38
9 Strasbourg 27 9 10 8 41 31 10 37
10 Rennes 26 10 7 9 35 34 1 37
11 Nimes 26 10 6 10 37 38 -1 36
12 Angers 27 8 10 9 31 31 0 34

Rennes have as we can see here a very mid-table set of results this season – 10 wins, 7 draws and 9 defeats with a 35-34 goal tally.

If we compare this with Arsenal’s record in the Premier League we can see a far superior situatioin both in terms of results (17 wins, 6 draws and 6 defeats) and the goals with a 61-39 goal tally.

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Manchester City 29 23 2 4 76 20 56 71
2 Liverpool 29 21 7 1 64 15 49 70
3 Tottenham Hotspur 29 20 1 8 56 30 26 61
4 Manchester United 29 17 7 5 58 38 20 58
5 Arsenal 29 17 6 6 61 39 22 57

These figures make Arsenal’s progress look fairly certain, but there is one thing that might cause us worry, and that is the regular issue we’ve been talking about for the past couple of seasons – the away form.

Arsenal’s results away from home of course include the defeat to BATE in the last round – and Rennes is certainly a club that has more to offer than BATE.   In the league the away form, as we have noted so often before, gives cause for concern.

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Tottenham Hotspur 15 11 0 4 31 17 14 33
2 Liverpool 15 9 5 1 24 8 16 32
3 Manchester City 14 9 2 3 26 9 17 29
4 Manchester United 15 9 2 4 30 20 10 29
5 Chelsea 14 8 1 5 21 21 0 25
6 Crystal Palace 15 6 2 7 25 24 1 20
7 Watford 15 5 5 5 22 22 0 20
8 Arsenal 14 5 4 5 26 27 -1 19

Before we get to my predictions, I would like to point out the importance of using betting websites approved by the UK Gambling Commission and Solicitors.Guru provided the best list I’ve seen so far. Always bet legally and responsibly! Now let us talk about predictions…

This away record puts Arsenal on a par with the overall record of Rennes – which makes it look like Arsenal’s best tactic away from home will be to go for a draw – ideally a scoring draw so that Arsenal get a valuable away goal.    Such a result should then be enough to see Arsenal through to the next round, with a solid win back at the Arsenal Stadium (as it is actually called on Europa League nights).

Of course no guarantee that it will be a score draw but that is how it looks to me.

8 comments to Rennes v Arsenal: the predictions

  • gunnerpete

    How sad that we think that a score draw would be a good result

  • Theophilus

    Arsenal 3 – Rennes 0

  • Another pretty blatant betting advertising feature.

  • Theophilus

    From what I saw against spurs ,Emry finally got the formular for away games ,he will surely deploy it against Rennes and it will end 3-0 Arsenal

  • Samuel Akinsola Adebosin

    All things being equal at the Gunners in the Europa League Cup round of 16 match at Roazhon Park on Thursday night this week, Arsenal should beat Rennes in the 1st leg match of the round. But why do I think Arsenal should beat them? I think so because despite their somewhat inconsistency in winning matches at away this season in all competitions which also dates back to last season. But Arsenal being the superior team that is much superior in all aspects of the game to Rennes, will step their game up considerably above whatever game Rennes will play in the match against them and beat Rennes to not allow the negative result they had at BATE befall them at in the Rennes match.

    It has been opined in some Arsenal sites that Emery could rotate his team heavily for the Rennes match due to his having in mind the big game that Arsenal will play against Man Utd at the Ems in the PL next Sunday. But he may not rotate at the expense of losing to Rennes or play to a draw with them but win the match outright. Therefore, a win in the match to Arsenal will be what the Gunners will fight for to achieve. And from all indications preceding the playing of the match thatis looking to favour the Gunners, Arsenal will achieve the desired away win in the match over Rennes despite their being at home to Arsenal.

  • Gord

    Well, for those fans going to the game, apparently a common food in Rennes is a galette (buckwheat pancake) wrapped around some kind of pork sausage. Black pepper is possibly the only spice?

    It’s possible you will be finding cider to wash that down.

    RateBeer lists 10 or so places known for Beer in Rennes, with something described as a bottle shop (Chez Alain) rated the highest. The lowest ranking on that page, is the only brewery listed: Microbrasserie RZN -City Ales. many of the facilities listed, are probably pubs. Maybe they brew their own?

    There are 600 kinds of apples grown in the vicinity of Rennes, so there is bound to be a cider you’ll like.

  • allezkev

    Interesting article, just a shame that half of it was covered up by Google ads

  • Gord

    Islington Gazette (not to be confused with a Galette) has a nice write up on the upcoming game with Rennes.

    https://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/sport/football/arsenal/europa-league-rennes-v-arsenal-gouement-sans-precedent-an-unprecedented-craze-1-5920510