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Europa League: Shakhtar Donetsk vs Rennes – Match preview

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Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the Europa League match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Rennes. Keep reading to get the latest team news, stats and betting tips.

Shakhtar Donetsk take on Rennes for a first-leg clash in their Europa League knockout tie at Polish Army this Thursday.

Form: Shakhtar Donetsk vs Rennes

Shakhtar Donetsk Form

A solitary draw point prevents Shakhtar Donetsk from having nothing to show for their previous three games. They came up short in a 0-4 defeat against RB Leipzig, before drawing 2-2 with Zorya. They came up empty-handed once again when SC Dnipro-1 ran out as 2-1 winners. The Miners won four of their previous six Europa League games at the Polish Army. They both drew and lost once, as they conceded six and scored 13 goals.

Rennes Form

In their last three matches, Rennes won 3-0 win against Strasbourg, lost 1-3 against Lille, and lost 3-1 against Toulouse. The Red and Blacks won twice, while also recording one draw, and three defeats in their last six away matches in the Europa League. The scoreline from these matches says ten goals were conceded and eight scored.

Betting facts for Shakhtar Donetsk and Rennes

Here are some stats and facts that might be useful for betting on the upcoming match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Rennes. The facts are based on the data from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all competitions.

  • Shakhtar Donetsk have scored in 18 of the last 19 matches
  • In 9 of the last 11 Shakhtar Donetsk matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • In the last 4 matches in a row Shakhtar Donetsk played, both teams scored
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have conceded in 7 of the last 9 matches
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have not won 3 of the last 4 matches
  • Rennes have scored in 29 of the last 30 matches
  • In 11 of the last 13 matches Rennes played, both teams scored
  • In 9 of the last 11 Rennes matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • Rennes have conceded in 15 of the last 17 matches
  • In the last 6 Rennes matches the sum of goals was under 3.5

Betting markets: Shakhtar Donetsk vs Rennes

Full-time result

Shakhtar Donetsk claimed five wins in the previous 10 matches at home across all tournaments, as well as drawing four and losing one. Rennes won three of their last 10 away games, as they also drew two and lost five of these matches.

Both teams to score

Shakhtar Donetsk scored first in six of their last ten home games. Curiously, Rennes only scored the opening goal of the match in three of the last ten away games. Both teams have scored in the last 4 consecutive Shakhtar Donetsk games. Shakhtar Donetsk managed three wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches across all tournaments.

Total goals

Over 2.5 goals happened in eight of Shakhtar Donetsk’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 1.8 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in eight of Rennes’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.3 goals in these matches. Rennes’s last 4 matches had more than three goals.

Betting tip: Shakhtar Donetsk vs Rennes

In conclusion, we have a free betting prediction for this game between Shakhtar Donetsk and Rennes. The betting tip was formed based on the abovementioned statements.

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