Rennes – Shakhtar Donetsk Tips Free Betting Tips
Roazhon Park, Rennes, Brittany: At 9 p.m. this Thursday the hosts face Shakhtar Donetsk in the Europa League round of 16. Rennes is favored by the oddsmakers, but the first leg victory by the orange-orange players makes qualification much more uncertain than it would otherwise be. Rennes finished second in the Europa League group also including Dynamo Kiev (finished last) while Shakhtar finished third in the Champions League ahead of Celtic.
Rennes ended their three-game losing streak by beating Clermont 2-0 at home. However, in the last 9 there have been 6 defeats and the Bretons therefore have a lot of pressure on their shoulders also because the squad is of a high level even for the Europa League. Shakhtar, on the other hand, does not play in the league for the reasons we all know. Given the circumstances it manages to achieve remarkable results in Europe: playing an official match every two weeks on average can have negative but also positive implications.
Rennes has great quality up front and many solutions that can unhinge the Ukrainian defense even though they will be missing outside forward Bourigeaud, who is important in the creative phase… Behind came problems with the new year and before the victory with Clermont the team had conceded 8 goals in 3 games. Shakhtar compared to the Champions rounds has one less Mudryk and a young collective. The almost only Ukrainian base has been joined by Venezuelan national Kelsy and Georgian Gocholeishvili.
Rennes has won 33 points out of 43 in the league at home.
Rennes is fresh off a 2-0 win over Clermont.
In the new year Shakhtar has played only one official match, the first leg.
Shakhtar won the first leg 2-1.
OVER 2.5 GOALS Odds: 2.00
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