Ace Football previews the Europa League round 5 match between Maccabi Haifa and Rennes and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
The Europa League tie at Sammy Ofer Stadium this coming Thursday sees home team Maccabi Haifa up against Rennes.
Maccabi Haifa are fourth in the Group F rankings with one point after three matches played, whereas Rennes rank first with nine points.
Form: Maccabi Haifa vs Rennes
Maccabi Haifa Form
In their last three Europa League matches, Maccabi Haifa lost 3-0 against Rennes and drew 0-0 with Panathinaikos, before losing to Villarreal by 1-2. In their last six Europa League home matches, Maccabi Haifa won four times. They’ve drawn once and lost once, scoring ten and conceding five goals.
Results have been up and down for Rennes, who beat Panathinaikos by 3-1. Following that up proved too difficult, as they lost 0-1 against Lyon, before claiming three points in a 3-1 win against Reims. In their last six Europa League away matches, Rennes have three wins, they’ve drawn one and lost two. They scored nine while also conceding eight times. They also experienced one draw and two defeats.
Betting facts for Maccabi Haifa and Rennes
Here are some interesting betting-relevant stats and facts. They take into account matches that Maccabi Haifa and Rennes played across all tournaments.
- Maccabi Haifa have not lost 21 of the last 23 home matches
- Maccabi Haifa have scored in 14 of the last 16 home matches
- In 8 of the last 10 Maccabi Haifa matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 6 of the last 8 Maccabi Haifa matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 5 of the last 7 matches Maccabi Haifa played, both teams scored
- In the last 7 Rennes away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 5 of the last 6 matches Rennes played, both teams scored
- Rennes have conceded in the last 8 matches in a row
- Rennes have not won 7 of the last 8 away matches
- In 5 of the last 7 Rennes away matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
Players under the radar: Maccabi Haifa vs Rennes
Having scored just once lately in the Europa League, Tjaronn Chery will be eager to hit the target again, and the upcoming game presents an opportunity to step up. Rennes hope Ludovic Blas can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of two Europa League goals in his last four Europa League games.
Betting markets: Maccabi Haifa vs Rennes
In their last 10 matches at Sammy Ofer Stadium across all tournaments Maccabi Haifa won six times, drew three, and lost one time. Rennes claimed three wins, three draws, and four defeats in their last 10 games away.
Both teams to score
Surprisingly, Maccabi Haifa only scored the first goal of the match in three out of their last ten games. Curiously, Rennes only scored the opening goal of the match in three of the last ten away games. Maccabi Haifa will be optimistic of getting on the scoresheet on Thursday, as Rennes have been unable to keep a single clean sheet in their last 10 games. The former fought their way to two clean sheets in their last 10 games.
Over 2.5 goals came out seven times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Maccabi Haifa, who scored an average of 1.1 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals came out as a winning bet in six of the previous ten outings for Rennes, who were on target an average of 1.4 times per game. Amazingly, Rennes failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 10 matches.
Betting prediction: Maccabi Haifa vs Rennes
In conclusion, the upcoming game between Maccabi Haifa and Rennes seems like a decent betting opportunity. Considering the abovementioned stats and facts, we have come up with a betting suggestion for this Europa League match.