Top of Group B comes up against the team sitting bottom of the standings in the Europa League on Thursday. Rennes will be looking for a second victory in the competition this season, while Dynamo Kyiv will be looking for a first point in the Europa League.
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Rennes has taken control of Group B in the Europa League this season, as they come into the third matchday sitting top of the standings after collecting four points from the two games that they have played. The French side has scored four goals in the games that they have played to this point, while they have allowed just a single goal.
However, they come into this fixture looking to get back to winning ways, as they were held by Fenerbahce in their previous fixture. A red card for Hamari Traore was ultimately costly in that fixture, as their Turkish opponents levelled the scores in the 92nd minute. Things looked to have been going very well in that fixture for the French side, as they led 2-0 after 54 minutes after goals from Martin Terrier and Lovro Majer.
This looks to be a huge fixture for Dynamo Kyiv this week, as they must pick up something from the game if they still have hopes of progressing. They come into this fixture sitting bottom of Group B, as they have lost both fixtures that they have played in the Europa League so far this season.
A second defeat in two fixtures was inflicted in their previous match, as they went down against AEK Larnaca. The only goal in the game was scored after just eight minutes, but Kyiv offered very little in the way of getting back on terms, as they managed just two shots on target.
Rennes vs Dynamo Kyiv Head to Head
The previous two meetings between the sides came in the group stages of the Europa League in the 2018-19 season. On that occasion, Dynamo Kyiv won both home and away against Rennes. The French side has also lost four of their previous five fixtures against teams from Ukraine.
Rennes vs Dynamo Kyiv Prediction
Despite Kyiv boasting a perfect record against Rennes in European competition, it looks hard to get past the French side winning this fixture on Thursday. They have started the Europa League in excellent form this term, and we expect them to record a second victory in three games this week.
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