Rennes vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction: Conference League Match on 16.09.2021
The inaugural group stages of the Europa Conference League get underway this week, as some of the lesser known European clubs will be looking to claim a famous European success. One of the biggest clubs involved in the competition travel to Rennes on Thursday to get their campaign underway.
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Tottenham Hotspur may not have wanted to be involved in the Europa Conference League this season, but it certainly presents potentially their best chance of winning a trophy this season. Spurs will need to top a group, including Rennes, Vitesse and Mura to reach the next round of the competition. They will also need to put a 3-0 defeat against Crystal Palace behind them from last weekend. Spurs were way below par in that defeat, as they were hammered by the Eagles. Harry Kane failed to have a shot on target in that outing, while Spurs managed just two shots in the game. A reaction will be needed by Spurs as they lost their 100% record starting with this fixture in France against Rennes. However, changes are likely, as Kane, Heung Min Son and Dele Alli are all likely to be rested.
Rennes haven’t enjoyed a strong start to the new Ligue 1 campaign, as they sit in the bottom half of the league standings, having picked up just five points from a possible 15. They have won just once so far this season, and have been beaten in their last two fixtures. The most recent of those was a 2-0 home defeat against Reims, which was a second consecutive game conceding twice and failing to score. Improvement will be needed if they are to get anything from this game, against a Tottenham side that are likely to make changes following their humbling defeat against Palace last weekend.
Rennes vs Tottenham Hotspur Head to Head
This is the first time that Rennes and Tottenham Hotspur will meet in European competition. Both sides will be looking to get the win ahead of the return game later in the group stages.
Rennes vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction
When it comes to picking a winner, much could depend on the number of changes that Spurs make. Without many of their star players, it will be easier to give Rennes a chance of getting the win. However, it’s likely that Nuno Espirito Santo will still keep a number of stars involved to get the win that they need on matchday one.
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