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Rennes will face Maccabi Haifa in Thursday’s forthcoming Europa League clash.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Rennes v Maccabi Haifa can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Rennes go into this match following a 2-2 Ligue 1 tied result versus Lille.
In that match, Rennes had 47% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. For Rennes, goals were scored by Lorenz Assignon (74') and Ibrahim Salah (89'). Lille had 9 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Leny Yoro (33') and Bafodé Diakité (62') scored for Lille.
Rennes have been conceding pretty frequently lately, but they’ve also found ways to score goals themselves. Over their last 6 matches, Rennes have been punished defensively in 5 of them while also managing to get on the scoresheet in 5 of those games.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Maccabi Petah Tikva in Ligat HaAl competition, Maccabi Haifa and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
For Maccabi Haifa, the scorers were Lior Refaelov (45') and Dia Sabia (88'). Tal Ben Chaim (34') and Idan Toklomati Jorno (96') scored for Maccabi Petah Tikva.
Messay Dego's Maccabi Haifa have managed to stick the ball in the net 7 times in the course of their latest 6 matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during those matches equals 6.
Team News: Rennes
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Rennes boss Bruno Génésio to be concerned about from an otherwise complete set of players. Martin Terrier (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t play.
In all likelihood, Rennes may well use a 4-1-4-1 system for this one featuring Steve Mandanda, Lorenz Assignon, Warmed Omari, Arthur Theate, Adrien Truffert, Nemanja Matic, Desire Doue, Benjamin Bourigeaud, Ludovic Blas, Ibrahim Salah and Bertug Yildirim.
Team News: Maccabi Haifa
With a fully injury-free group ready to go, the Maccabi Haifa manager Messay Dego has no fitness worries to speak of coming into this game.
There’s a good chance that The Greens will likely play in a 3-2-4-1 lineup by sending out Itamar Nitzan, Daniel Sundgren, Abdoulaye Seck, Sean Goldberg, Anan Khalaili, Pierre Cornud, Mahmoud Jaber, Tjaronn Chery, Manuel Cafumana, Din David and Frantzdy Pierrot.
Our thinking is that Rennes look likely to create the chances to score more than once when they play Maccabi Haifa, who could well struggle scoring.
We’re tipping a controlled 2-0 winning score for Rennes when all’s said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Roazhon Park (29,778)
Captain: Benjamin Bourigeaud
Chairman: Olivier Cloarec
Manager: Bruno Génésio
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 8, Europa League (Group F)
🔑 Key Man: Ibrahim Salah
Typically deployed in the Striker position, Ibrahim Salah was born in Belgium. After having played his first senior match for KAA Gent in the 2022 - 2023 season, the gifted Forward has hit 3 league goals in this Ligue 1 2023 - 2024 campaign to date in 3 appearances.