Real Betis v Rennes Betting Tips: 1, 2019-02-21

Europa League Tips

REAL BETIS v RENNES
Europa League
Thursday 21st February 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Real Betis to win
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.63 (odds taken at 23:25 GMT, 20 Feb 2019)

The second legs of the round of 16 in the Europa League are due to be played on Thursday night and next up is the clash between Real Betis and Rennes as the betting tips continue at the Estadio Benito Villamarín in Sevilla with the hosts looking to get the job done on home turf with the scores level after the first leg after a thrilling 3-3 draw.

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Real Betis Prediction

Real Betis were involved in a high-scoring 3-3 draw in last week’s first leg of the round of 16 away at Rennes in France, and now the hosts return to their Estadio Benito Villamarín for Thursday night’s second leg knowing they just need to avoid defeat here in order to progress through to the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

Real Betis finished top of Group F during the group phase with a two point margin over Olympiakos and AC Milan in what was effectively a three-horse race for the top two positions in the group with Luxembourg minnows F91 Dudelange finishing rock bottom with just one point to their name.

Back to Betis, and the hosts performed well at home during the group matches with wins over Dudelange and Olympiakos along with a draw against AC Milan, while the bigger picture shows us that the hosts have lost just twice in their 14 home ties in their Europa League history to date.

 

Key-Facts – Real Betis v Rennes

  • Real Betis have lost just 2 of their 14 home ties in the Europa League
  • Real Betis have kept 9 clean sheets in these 14 home matches in the EL
  • Rennes have lost 9 of their last 12 away matches in the Europa League

 

Rennes Prediction

French Ligue 1 outfit, Rennes, may well be feeling they missed out on a golden opportunity when they held home advantage in last week’s first leg at their Roazhon Park, particularly as they were unbeaten in their previous nine matches in all competitions previously.

Rennes now face a difficult looking away leg in Sevilla on Thursday night against Real Betis especially as they’d recorded two of their three group wins on home soil, whereas away from home, they could only manage a 1-0 win at bottom club Jablonec, following defeats at Astana and Dynamo Kiev.

Indeed, Rennes have lost 9 of their last 12 matches away from home in the Europa League with only three wins to their name during this lean period which were victories gained at Metalurg Rustavi, Crvenz Zvezda and the aforementioned Jablonec.

In addition, Rennes have managed to keep just two clean sheets from their total of 16 away matches played in this competition, and have conceded 2 goals or more in 10 of these 16 matches as well, which could be a key factor in this second leg.

Betting Tips Verdict

Real Betis should therefore possess the necessary know-how to grab a win here and progress to the next round.


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