Chelsea vs Rennes Betting Tips & Predictions
Chelsea have struggled to get the balance correct between defence and attack, although a 4-0 victory away at Krasnodar in the Champions League illustrates that the Blues could finally be on the right track after a mammoth investment in players over the past few months.
Why Chelsea Are a Good Bet in the Champions League
Chelsea managed to claim this emphatic victory in Russia without the experienced Thiago Silva in central defence, with Antonio Rudiger proving that he can still do a job for this team, while the acquisition of Edouard Mendy has been an astute one and our prediction is that the London side will keep a clean sheet in this clash.
Timo Werner is proving to be a quality operator alongside compatriot Kai Havertz, although it’s possible that Frank Lampard will field some of the fringe attacking players and he’ll have been encouraged by Callum Hudson-Odoi’s attacking display against Krasnodar.
Our tip is going to be that Chelsea win this game to nil against a Rennes side who were beaten 1-0 away to Sevilla and now face a difficult time of things in order to make it through to the last sixteen of the competition.
Rennes Could Draw Blanks at Stamford Bridge
The French side were sitting third in the Ligue 1 table when the French 2019/20 campaign was called to an end and we think the Europa League knockout stage could be the best solution for the team who didn’t create much away to Sevilla last week.
We’re expecting Rennes to come up against a brick wall in this game and operate from a defensive point-of-view, with the visitors hoping to keep things tight as they do in the majority of their domestic matches.
We’re surprised that we can get such big betting odds about Chelsea winning the game to nil, with a tasty price that they get the job done with the minimum of fuss.
Chelsea win to nil @ 2.30 (13/10) with bet365
Chelsea vs Rennes - Predicted Lineups & Confirmed Starting 11s
Chelsea Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation
Rennes Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation
03Damien Da Silva
19Gnantin Yann Gboho
12James Lea Siliki
- Chelsea Substitutes
- 18: Olivier Giroud
- 20: Callum Hudson-Odoi
- 17: Mateo Kovacic
- 29: Fikayo Tomori
- 33: Emerson
- 28: Cesar Azpilicueta
- 04: Andreas Christensen
- 03: Marcos Alonso
- 02: Antonio Rüdiger
- N/A: Karlo Žiger
- 13: Willy Caballero
- Rennes Substitutes
- 35: Georginio Rutter
- 23: Adrien Hunou
- 18: Jérémy Doku
- 22: Romain Del Castillo
- N/A: Lesley Ugochukwu
- 08: Clément Grenier
- 31: Adrien Truffert
- N/A: Warmed Omari
- 04: Gerzino Nyamsi
- 33: Lorenz Assignon
- 01: Romain Salin
- 30: Pepe Bonet