Arsenal – Rennes Prediction & Picks (14.03.2019)

Europa-League

Arsenal vs Rennes SOCCER PICKS

Arsenal and Rennes face each other in Emirates Stadium, in a second leg of this phase of the UEFA Europa League (8th Finals), after in the first leg Rennes won at home (3-1). Attention to the home factor, since the Arsenal usually conquer different results at home and abroad.

Arsenal:

The home team comes to this second leg with a disadvantage of 2 goals, but with the advantage of having scored 1 goal as a visitor in the first leg. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 22 goals scored and 24 conceded; against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 31 goals scored and 12 suffered. In the last match they played, for the Premier League, they beat Manchester United at home (2-0). In the last 4 home matches for the UEFA Europa League, Arsenal have 3 wins and 1 draw.

For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 4 home matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 9 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, since 62 of the last 70 matches they have played have ended with Over 1,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 7 of its last 9 matches for the UEFA Europa League, of these 7 reached the break in advantage in 5 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 6

Arsenal come to this game motivated, after having added a 2-0 victory at the reception to Manchester United: the goals of the team were scored by Xhaka and Aubameyang. We remember that the English lost in the first leg against Rennes 3-1. In this second game, we believe that the technician Unai Emery will return to act in a 3-5-2, in which the two players responsible for carrying danger to the opponent’s goal are Lacazette and Aubameyang: the second is the best Arsenal gunner , with a total of 20 goals scored. The local coach can not count on Sokratis, suspended, in addition to Bellerin, Holding and Welbeck, these with physical problems.

Rennes:

The away team comes to this second leg with an advantage of 2 goals, but suffered 1 goal at home in the first leg. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches he has 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the League 1, they beat Caen at home by (3-1). In the last 4 away matches for the UEFA Europa League, Rennes has won 2 and lost 2 matches. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 9 matches, so they have not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 9 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 43 of the last 50 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 9 matches in this competition, they have only won 1 result in the 4 matches they have conceded the first goal.

Rennes left for this match with a victory, 3-1, at the reception to Caen, in a game for the French championship. Having won in the first leg, the French seek to defend the advantage in the tie and guarantee access to the next phase of the Europa League. The foreign team usually acts in a tactical system in 4-2-3-1, privileging fast transitions, mainly through the wings. In this tactical drawing, the three responsible for throwing the panic in the defensive rival are Niang, Sarr and Hunou: the second cited player is the best marker of this team, with 10 goals scored. The coach Julien Stéphan can not count on Danze, Guitane and Ludovic Baal, all injured.


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