Rennes v Celtic Predictions & Betting Odds – 19th September 2019

Celtic to struggle in Brittany

Rennes v Celtic Betting Tips – Europa League, 19th September 5.55pm

Both Rennes and Celtic made it out of their respective groups in last season’s Group Stage campaign in the Europa League. This is a tricky away opener for the Scottish Champions who have ended up back in the Europa League after failing to come through the Champions League qualifiers. Will they be able to hold their own in France? Read our predictions for Rennes v Celtic.

Rennes v Celtic Betting Odds*

Rennes 11/10
Draw 11/5
Celtic 13/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 15th, 2019 at 11:30 p.m.)

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Rennes News and Form – Will Rennes open with a home win over Celtic?

For the second season running Rennes are in the group stage of the Europa League having qualified automatically. They get their place this season in the competition after having taken a penalty shootout victory over PSG in last season’s French League Cup final. In last season’s Europa League they collected a second-place finished and proceeded to take out Real Betis in the round of 32. However, the French club were stopped by Arsenal in the following round.

Rennes HT/FT
2/1

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This is just their third Europa League group stage appearance In their last 14 home games in the UEFA Cup/Europa League, Rennes have only lost once (W7 D6). The Brittany club will be looking for their first-ever victory over Scottish opposition. They are D2 L2 in their four previous games (D1 L1 against both Rangers and Celtic). Rennes are sitting in second place in this season’s French top flight.

Rennes v Celtic Head to Head

Celtic met Rennes in the 2011 Europa League group stage
There was a 1-1 draw between them in France
Celtic then took a 3-1 home win

 

Key-Facts – Rennes v Celtic

  • French side Rennes are winless against Scottish opposition
  • Celtic have only won one away game in the Europa League
  • The Bhoys have only one previous win in France

 

Celtic News and Form

From their 16 previous games against French opposition, Celtic have taken five wins. The last time they met a French side was Champions League group stage encounters against PSG. Celtic lost 5-0 and 7-1 in those 2017 fixtures. Celtic have won only one of their previous trips to France. The Bhoys completed the domestic double for the third season running and went to the Champions League qualifiers. But they suffered a shock upset there against Romanian side Cluj.

They went to the playoff round in the Europa League qualifiers and easily beat AIK to get to the group stage. This is their sixth appearance in the group stage. Celtic lost five games in last season’s Europa League, including both legs of their round of sixteen exit against Valencia. The Scottish champions had failed to win out on the road in the competition before their 1-0 success at Rosenborg in last season’s group stage. They are W1 D8 L9 in their overall away matches in the competition proper.

Rennes v Celtic Tips & Odds

Rennes to win by a 1 goal margin at 13/5
Under 2.5 goals at 4/6
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 15th, 2019 at 11:30 p.m.)

Rennes v Celtic Predictions

Rennes to win: Given that Celtic haven’t produced much form of note away from home in the Europa League, the home win looks the strongest proposition here. On home soil Rennes have beaten PSG this season in their Ligue 1 campaign and can edge past the Bhoys.


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