Ace Football previews the Europa League round of 32 match between AC Milan and Rennes and offers team news, stats and a free betting tip with the latest odds.
AC Milan enjoy home advantage when visitors Rennes swing by on Thursday for a clash in the Europa League. The former will be looking to make that home advantage count in the opening leg of this knockout round play-off tie.
Team form: AC Milan vs Rennes
AC Milan Form
AC Milan should be high on confidence, as their last three matches saw them gain seven points. They started off drawing 2-2 with Bologna, before beating first Frosinone by 2-3, then SSC Napoli in a 1-0 win. The Red and Blacks won three of their previous six matches at San Siro in the Europa League. They drew one and suffered two defeats, scoring 11 goals to nine against.
In their last three matches, Rennes first beat Montpellier 2-1, then Sochaux by 1-6, and finally Le Havre by 0-1. The Rennais won three of a possible six away matches in the Europa League, as well as playing one draw and suffering two defeats. They scored ten while also conceding seven times.
Betting facts for AC Milan and Rennes
Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when placing bets on the upcoming game between AC Milan and Rennes. The facts are based on the stats from games played out across all tournaments.
- AC Milan have scored in the last 15 matches in a row
- In 13 of the last 15 AC Milan matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- AC Milan have scored in 18 of the last 20 matches in the Europa League
- AC Milan have not lost 11 of the last 13 matches in the Europa League
- AC Milan have won 4 of the last 5 matches while scoring more than 2.5 goals
- Rennes have scored in 15 of the last 16 matches in the Europa League
- In 11 of the last 13 Rennes away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 7 of the last 8 Rennes matches in the Europa League, the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 9 of the last 11 Rennes away matches in the Europa League, the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Rennes have won the last 3 away matches in a row while scoring more than 1.5 goals
Players under the radar: AC Milan vs Rennes
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been in fine form for AC Milan recently, with three goals scored in his last four appearances. Rennes hope Arnaud Kalimuendo-Muinga can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of five goals in six matches.
Popular betting markets: AC Milan vs Rennes
AC Milan are without defeat in five games on the bounce. The Red and Blacks claimed all three points seven times in their last 10 home matches across all tournaments, while also drawing one along the way. They endured defeat in two of the games in this run. Rennes won seven of their last 10 games away, drawing one and losing two in this series of matches. The Rennais also won their last four matches on the trot.
Both teams to score
AC Milan managed three wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches across all tournaments. The Red and Blacks scored the first goal of the game an impressive eight times in this run of games. Meanwhile, Rennes scored the opening goal in six of the last ten games.
AC Milan are on a nice streak of scoring at least once in their previous 18 games. Over 2.5 goals happened in eight of AC Milan’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 2.3 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of the last ten outings for Rennes, who managed to score 2.2 times in those matches. Rennes scored at least once in their previous eight matches on the bounce.
Betting prediction: AC Milan vs Rennes
In conclusion, we have a free betting prediction for this game between AC Milan and Rennes. The betting tip was formed based on the abovementioned statements.