Rennes vs AC Milan prediction, odds & betting tips – 22/02/2024

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Rennes vs AC Milan prediction
AC Milan won the first leg 3-0 – Photo by Icon Sport

Rennes take on AC Milan in the second leg of their Europa League playoff on Thursday, 22 February with the home side looking to overturn a 3-0 deficit after the first leg in Milan. Check out our Rennes vs AC Milan prediction below or alternatively, take a look at some other Europa League betting tips.

Rennes vs AC Milan prediction: The hosts have a mountain to climb

Rennes vs AC Milan predictions
Our pick

⚽Match result prediction

AC Milan to win

⚽ Total goals prediction

Over 2.5 goals

⚽ Anytime goalscorer prediction

Olivier Giroud

There appeared to be a huge gulf in class when the two sides met at the San Siro last week but Rennes will be hoping that an early goal and the backing of their home supporters can inspire them to a memorable victory over AC Milan. Their domestic form is excellent so anything is possible on Thursday night.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Rennes are the marginal favourites

  • HOME: 8/5 (2.60) – 38.5%
  • DRAW: 9/4 (3.25) – 30.8%
  • AWAY: 33/20 (2.65) – 37.7%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

The Rennes vs AC Milan odds suggest that Rennes are the narrow favourites for this one but no result should be considered out of the question.

Looking at the form guide, Rennes' defeat to AC Milan was a blip in an otherwise impeccable 2024. The French outfit have won every domestic match since the 20th of December and the last time they tasted defeat on home soil was against Monaco on the 9th of December. AC Milan, meanwhile lost 4-2 away from home at the weekend so their confidence could be low coming into this match.

Last five H2Hs: Advantage Milan

UEFA Europa League 15/02/24

AC Milan

AC Milan

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Rennes

Rennes

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Last weekend's clash at the San Siro was the first time the two sides had ever played each the in competitive action. AC Milan won 3-0 so Rennes are still searching for their first-ever goal against the Italian giants.

Team news and form guide

Rennes: Turning their domestic form into results in Europe

Rennes have won their last nine domestic matches in a row but are looking for their first win in Europe since November. They will be without Enzo le Fee, Mahamadou Nagida and Fabian Rieder for this one.

Predicted Lineup: Mandanda (GK), Doue, Omari, Theate, Truffert, Santamaria, Matusiwa, Blas, Kalimunedo, Salah & Terrirer

France Ligue 1 25/02/24

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PSG

PSG

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Rennes

Rennes

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UEFA Europa League 22/02/24

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AC Milan

AC Milan

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Rennes

Rennes

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France Ligue 1 18/02/24

W

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

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Rennes

Rennes

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UEFA Europa League 15/02/24

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AC Milan

AC Milan

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Rennes

Rennes

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France Ligue 1 11/02/24

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Le Havre

Le Havre

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Rennes

Rennes

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AC Milan: Chasing European silverware

AC Milan had gone unbeaten over a six-game stretch before they lost to Monza at the weekend in a result that could shatter confidence. They are missing Kalulu, Pobega and Tomori ahead of the trip to France.

Predicted Lineup: Maignan (GK), Florenzi, Kjaer, Gabbia, Hernandez, Reijnders, Musah, Leao, Loftus-Cheek, Pulisic, Giroud

Italy Serie A 25/02/24

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Atalanta

Atalanta

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AC Milan

AC Milan

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UEFA Europa League 22/02/24

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Rennes

Rennes

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AC Milan

AC Milan

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Italy Serie A 18/02/24

L

Monza

Monza

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AC Milan

AC Milan

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W

Rennes

Rennes

0

AC Milan

AC Milan

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Italy Serie A 11/02/24

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Napoli

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AC Milan

AC Milan

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Our free expert picks: AC Milan to win a high-scoring match with Olivier Giroud getting on the scoresheet

Our Rennes vs AC Milan betting tips suggest that AC Milan will make it two wins out of two against Rennes and book their place in the Europa League quarter-finals. For more free betting tips, there are some other markets that you should consider. BTTS is priced at 7/10 (1.70) while a double chance of AC Milan or draw is priced at 4/9 (1.44).

Hot tip – Over 2.5 goals

  • Six out of Rennes' last seven matches have seen more than two goals scored.
  • AC Milan defeated Rennes 3-0 last week.

Other tips

AC Milan to win

  • AC Milan have won five of their last seven matches in all competitions.
  • AC Milan dominated Rennes last week and it's hard to see the home side recovering from that.

Olivier Giroud to score anytime

  • Olivier Giroud is on 13 goals for the season so far, making him Milan's top goalscorer.
  • The Frenchman has scored two in his last four matches.

Player to watch – Christian Pulisic

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Christian Pulisic is one to watch on Thursday – Photo by Icon sport

Christian Pulisic has settled in well to life at AC Milan and he is getting close to the levels he reached for Borussia Dortmund before signing for Chelsea.

Captain America is approaching a double-digit g/a season

So far this season, Pulisic has scored eight goals and provided six assists to teammates. All of those apart from one goal have come in Serie A which suggests the American needs to up his game in Europe. Thursday represents the perfect opportunity for him to do exactly that.


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Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.