Rennes vs Villarreal prediction, odds & betting tips 14/12/2023

Rennes
14/12/23 - 17:45

Finished

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Villarreal

Rennes - Villarreal

UEFA Europa League - Roazhon Park

6th Round

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Rennes vs Villarreal Best Predictions and Top Picks

Both Rennes and Villarreal have secured their place in the playoffs. The only question that remains is who will top Group F and move directly into the last 16 of the Europa League when these two sides meet on Thursday, 14 December.

Rennes to Win

  • The host team won four out of five Europa League games.
  • Villarreal are winless in three straight matches across multiple competitions.
  • The Spanish side won the first H2H encounter.

Under 2.5 Goals

  • Rennes went under the mark twice in the last five matches.
  • Villarreal recorded two ‘under' games in the past three contests.
  • The first game between these teams had a single goal scored.

Latest Statistics and Current Odds for Rennes vs Villarreal prediction

Head to Head

05/10/23

UEFA Europa League UEL

Villarreal

Villarreal

Rennes

Rennes

1

0

Last Five - Rennes

29/02/24

France Cup France

Le Puy

Le Puy

Rennes

Rennes

1

3

W

25/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

PSG

PSG

Rennes

Rennes

1

1

D

22/02/24

UEFA Europa League UEL

AC Milan

AC Milan

Rennes

Rennes

2

3

W

18/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

Rennes

Rennes

1

3

W

15/02/24

UEFA Europa League UEL

AC Milan

AC Milan

Rennes

Rennes

3

0

L

Last Five - Villarreal

23/02/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

Villarreal

Villarreal

1

3

W

16/02/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Getafe

Getafe

Villarreal

Villarreal

1

1

D

10/02/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

CD Alaves

CD Alaves

Villarreal

Villarreal

1

1

D

04/02/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Cadiz

Cadiz

Villarreal

Villarreal

0

0

D

27/01/24

Spain Primera Liga Liga

Barcelona

Barcelona

Villarreal

Villarreal

3

5

W

The bookmakers have decided how to set the odds for the upcoming match:

Rennes odds: 6/5 (2.20) – 45.5%

Draw odds: 13/5 (3.50) – 28.6%

Villarreal odds: 3/1 (3.00) – 33.3%

Rennes vs Villarreal odds have put the home team in the expected winner category, with a probability of their win going at the rate of 45%. Both teams struggled in their domestic leagues, so getting a positive result here is important.

Check out our dedicated football predictions today page for the latest picks and odds across the board. These are some of your choices for this particular Rennes vs. Villarreal duel: Gerard Moreno getting on the scoresheet Anytime is valued at 7/4 (2.75) – 36.4%, and Rennes win with a BTTS could get you odds of 4/1 (4.00) – 25%.

Rennes vs Villarreal Latest News, Team Information, and Lineups

Rennes

With four losses in their last five matches, the situation is dire at Rennes, who are closer to the relegation zone than a European placement in Ligue 1 this season. However, their Europa League form has been terrific, and they require only a point versus Villarreal to take the top spot in the group.

Predicted lineup: Mandanda, Belocian, Theate, Omari, Truffert, Santamaria, Le Fee, Bourigeaud, Blas, Kalimuendo, Gouiri.

Villarreal

The Spanish side, just like their opponent, changed coaches last month, but Villarreal haven't found much success yet with Marcelino at the helm. The only positive circumstance of their season is the form they showed during the Europe League campaign, scoring three victories in five matches. Santi Comesana, Alberto Moreno, Aissa Mandi, Yeremi Pino, and Denis Suarez are set to miss the game through injury.

Predicted lineup: Jorgensen, Cuenca, Pedraza, Albiol, Foyth, Parejo, Capoue, Altimira, Baena, Morales, G. Moreno.

Player to Watch: Gerard Moreno

The best scorer out of both teams is Villarreal's Gerard Moreno, who scored eight La Liga goals this season. However, it is curious that he barely featured in any of the games during the team's Europa League campaign, accumulating less than 2% of all the minutes available in the matches he played.

Moreno has been a staple for Villarreal over the past five years since joining the club from Espanyol, and throughout 258 games for the team, he recorded 114 goals and 41 assists.

Starting lineups

Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.

Rennes

Rennes
4-4-2
99
Bertug Ozgur Yildirim
tr
5
Arthur Theate
be
28
Enzo Le Fee
fr
15
Christopher Wooh
cm
21
Nemanja Matic
rs
43
Mahamadou Nagida
cm
22
Lorenz Assignon
fr
30
Steve Mandanda
fr
16
Jeanuel Belocian
fr
7
Martin Terrier
fr
14
Benjamin Bourigeaud
fr
Substitutes
11
Ludovic Blas
fr
32
Fabian Rieder
ch
9
Arnaud Kalimuendo
fr
34
Ibrahim Salah
ma
3
Adrien Truffert
fr
23
Warmed Omari
fr
17
Guela Doue
fr
33
Desire Doue
fr
10
Amine Gouiri
dz
40
Geoffrey Lembet
cf
1
Gauthier Gallon
fr
8
Baptiste Santamaria
fr

Villarreal

Villarreal
4-4-2
6
Etienne Capoue
fr
7
Gerard Moreno
es
10
Dani Parejo
es
11
Alexander Sorloth
no
26
Adria Altimira Reynaldos
es
2
Matteo Gabbia
it
3
Raul Albiol
es
27
Ilias Akhomach
es
1
Pepe Reina
es
16
Alex Baena
es
8
Juan Foyth
ar
Substitutes
17
Kiko Femenia
es
19
Francis Coquelin
fr
14
Manu Trigueros
es
18
Alberto Moreno
es
13
Filip Jorgensen
dk
9
Ben Brereton
cl
15
Jose Luis Morales
es
5
Jorge Cuenca
es
31
Iker
ad
20
Ramon Terrats
es


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