Rennes vs Celtic Match Info
Date: Thursday September 19 2019
Kick-off time: 5.55pm BST
Venue: Roazhon Park
Referee: Jose Maria Sanchez (Spain)
Rennes vs Celtic Head-To-Head Record
2 previous matches
November 3 2011: Celtic 3-1 Rennes
October 20 2011: Rennes 1-1 Celtic
Rennes vs Celtic Stats
- These clubs’ previous meetings were also in the Europa League group stage – but neither team qualified for the knockout phase
- Rennes’ only other match at home to a Scottish team was a 1-1 draw with Rangers in 1971
- Celtic have won just once in their eight previous trips to France in European competitions, losing five times and drawing twice
Rennes vs Celtic Match Preview
Rennes and Celtic will both be hoping they fare better in this season’s Europa League group stage than when they previously met eight years ago.
On that occasion, Celtic had the better of their head-to-head meetings by taking four points out of six. But it proved to be in vain as Atletico Madrid and Udinese claimed the two qualification places, with the Spanish club going on to lift the trophy.
This time, the task for both of these teams does not look quite so difficult although, for Celtic especially, the road to the last 32 looks fraught with danger.
Lazio have been made odds-on favourites to finish top of the table, while CFR Cluj knocked the Hoops out of this season’s Champions League qualifiers and therefore Neil Lennon’s side will hope to gain revenge against the Romanians – for all that it would hardly fully compensate for their exit from Europe’s elite competition.
As for Rennes, last term they made it through to the Europa League round-of-16 in which they won the home leg 3-1 against Arsenal before falling to a 3-0 away defeat. The Red and Blacks owe their place this time to winning the Coupe de France on penalties against Paris Saint-Germain in the final.
Celtic have generally struggled away from home in recent European campaigns, but they are unbeaten on their travels anywhere this season and their form is very strong just now, so they look capable of getting off the mark with a point on this trip to Brittany.
MORE: Get tips for the 2019-20 UEFA Europa League on our Europa League predictions page. Plus, if you are planning a Correct Score bet, check out the latest selections on our Correct Score predictions page. We have lots more free football tips across the rest of our site and you can also follow our latest bets on Twitter at @FootballTips https://twitter.com/footballtips
Rennes vs Celtic Betting Tips
Draw @ 23/10 with Unibet
Rennes HT/Draw FT @ 14/1 with bet365