Real Betis vs Rennes Match Info
Date: Thursday 21st February 2019
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarín, Seville
Real Betis vs Rennes Stats
- Real Betis have not won in their last four matches in all competitions
- Stade Rennais have lost their last three consecutive away games
- The first-leg finished 3-3 in a thrilling first clash in France last week
Real Betis vs Rennes Match Preview
Real Betis performed above expectations last season to secure a return to European football for the first time since the 2013/2014 campaign. In that season, Heliopolitanos performed above expectations again and managed to reach the Round of 16 before being knocked out by their city rivals Sevilla. This time around they were dominant and confident in the group stages to progress as winners and they’re in pole position to make it to the final 16 stage.
In the league, Quique Setien’s men have performed well again and find themselves in the fight for another European finish in this campaign but form has started to slow up of late and they’ve won just one of their last eight matches in normal time in all competitions. The first leg of this tie finished 3-3 at Roazhon Park last week but with the home advantage the bookies clearly fancy Real Betis to put that poor form behind them and win out here at 8/13 with PaddyPower.
Stade Rennais don’t have the most impressive European record. Domestically they’ve managed just two title wins and as such have never played in the top level of continental competition and this season represents the first campaign in which les Rouges et Noirs have made it beyond the group stages in four attempts at this competition and after conceding three away goals last weekend it’s going to take something special for them to continue the run here.
After some impressive performances saw them secure a fifth placed finish in the Ligue 1 table last season, an inconsistency has been the scourge of their season this time around and they’ve particularly struggled on the road, losing their last three away games in the league to slip down to 11th in the table. Players like Ismaila Sarr and Hatem Ben Arfa will undoubtedly cause a threat here but the away win does seem unlikely at odds of 9/2 with bet365.
We’re backing another share of the spoils in this game after Real Betis have struggled to close games out of late. The Spanish outfit have drawn three of their last four games and although Stade Rennais have struggled away from home, they won’t want to give up their best run in European competition without a fight here. That’s why we’re backing another draw at odds of , which should be enough to see Real Betis go through.
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