Sevilla and Rennes meet at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Phase). These two teams have never met before, so this will be their first head-to-head meeting. In this game, the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team comes to this 2nd round of the Group and after a draw in its debut in this group stage, against Chelsea, by (0‑0). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 5 victories, 8 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with 21 goals scored and 13 suffered; against 10 victories, 4 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium, with 23 goals scored and 11 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home loss against Eibar by (0‑1). In the last 10 matches played at home for all competitions, Sevilla won 8, drew 1 and lost 1. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, having scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, they conceded the first goal 5 times, but got the comeback in 3.
Sevilla comes to this match after a 0x1 defeat at the reception to Eibar, thus adding the fourth consecutive match without winning. On the opening day of the group stage of the Champions League, the home team drew 0x0 against Chelsea. In this match with the French from Rennes, coach Julen Lopetegui must keep the team 4-3-3, favoring the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks: Ivan Rakitic is the great organizer of the offensive process. On the other hand, forward Luuk de Jong stands out for Sevilla in official competitions, with 2 goals scored. Outside this match due to injury will be Sergio Escudero and Oussama Idrissi, both with physical problems.
The visiting team comes to this 2nd round of the Group and after a draw in its debut in this group stage, against Krasnodar, by (1‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 5 victories, 5 draws and 5 defeats as a visitor, with 24 goals scored and 18 suffered; against 10 victories, 3 draws and 2 defeats in his stadium, with 29 goals scored and 12 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home loss against Angers SCO by (1‑2). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Rennes won 3, tied 3 and lost 4. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, having scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games.
Rennes come to this match after a 1×2 loss to Angers in a Ligue 1 match: the team’s only goal was signed by Adrien Hunou. Keep in mind that the French added a 1×1 draw against Krasnodar on the first day of the Champions League. Coach Julien Stéphan must keep the team 4-3-3, with Martin Terrier, Romain Del Castillo and Serhou Guirassy occupying the most advanced positions: the last mentioned athlete stands out at Rennes, with 4 goals scored. On the other hand, we highlight the quality in the offensive process of the prodigy Eduardo Camavinga. For this match the coach does not have M’Baye Niang and Faitout Maouassa, players who are recovering from injury.