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Europa League: Villarreal vs Rennes – Betting preview

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Our betting analysts at Ace Football preview the Europa League round 2 game between Villarreal and Rennes and offer team stats, facts and the best betting suggestions for the match.

Rennes head to the Estadio del la Ceramica on Thursday to face Villarreal in their latest Group F match of the Europa League.


Form: Villarreal vs Rennes

Villarreal Form

Villarreal have been too mediocre in their last three matches, where a win has failed to come their way. Against Rayo Vallecano, they gained a point in a 1-1 draw, before coming up short against Girona, who ran out 1-2 winners. Lately, they managed to steal a point in a 0-0 draw with Getafe. Villarreal took six wins in their last six Europa League matches on home soil, as they scored 23 and let in 14 goals.

Rennes Form

Rennes are unbeaten in their last three matches, first beating Maccabi Haifa by 3-0. This was followed by a 0-0 with Montpellier and a 3-1 win against Nantes. Rennes 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 conceded and eight scored.

Betting stats for Villarreal and Rennes

Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the most recent games that Villarreal and Rennes played across all competitions.

  • In 9 of the last 10 Villarreal home matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • In 8 of the last 10 home matches Villarreal played, both teams scored
  • Villarreal have conceded in 14 of the last 16 home matches
  • Villarreal have conceded in 13 of the last 15 matches
  • Villarreal have scored in 12 of the last 14 home matches
  • Rennes have not lost 15 of the last 16 matches
  • Rennes have scored in 19 of the last 21 matches
  • In 7 of the last 9 Rennes matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • In 5 of the last 7 matches Rennes played, both teams scored
  • Rennes have scored in 9 of the last 11 away matches

Players in form: Villarreal vs Rennes

With another Europa League season only just beginning to take form, we are still a bit in the dark as to who will dominate the scoring charts for both Villarreal and Rennes. Accordingly, we have listed some of the players who are expected to be getting it on for each team this season.

Full-time result

Villarreal won five of their previous 10 matches across all tournaments at Estadio de la Ceramica. They drew one and lost four as well, while Rennes won four of their last 10 games away. They drew three and lost three. Rennes are on a great streak of eight matches without losing.

Both teams to score

Villarreal scored the first goal of the match in four of their previous ten games. Rennes got the opening goal in four out of their last ten away games. Both teams have scored in the last four home games Villarreal played. Rennes managed two wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches.

Total goals

Villarreal performed an average of one goal a game in their previous ten matches in which over 2.5 goals came out six times. In the last ten games for Rennes, seven of them had more than 2.5 goals, and they scored an average of 2.2 times goals per game themselves.

Betting prediction: Villarreal vs Rennes

In conclusion, the upcoming game between Villarreal 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.

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