Rennes vs Tottenham: prediction for the Conference League fixture
Renneshave 5 points after five rounds in Ligue 1 and occupy 11th place in the table. Bruno Genesio's men started off quite well but lost the last two games. First, the Red-Blacks were defeated away by Angers (0:2), conceding both goals after one of their players was shown a red card. In the last fixture, Rennes played at home against Reims, and once again were the weaker side (0:2). They had only one shot on target in the entire game.
Rennes have three players unavailable for the game against Tottenham: goalkeeper Alfred Gomis is a doubt, Jeremy Doku and Birger Meling are injured.
Tottenham started the new Premier League season with three confident victories. First, the Spurs defeated Manchester City at home (1:0), and then they beat Wolverhampton and Watford with the same score. But in the last round, Tottenham suffered an unexpected defeat from Crystal Palace (0:3). At the moment they have nine points and are in the seventh line, but only one point behind the leader.
Nuno Espirito Santowill be unable to call upon the services of quite a few players. Son Heung Min, Davinson Sanchez, Cristian Romero, and Giovani Lo Celso will not appear against Rennes. Eric Dier and Ryan Sessegnon might sit out as well.
This score was recorded in 4 of the last 7 games of Tottenham.
The Spurs scored 3 first-half goals in their last 4 games.
This bet played in 4 of the last 5 home games of Rennes.
Tottenham will be without a few key players, which will make things tricky for the English team. The hosts also have a couple of injuries, but nothing as crucial. Given this situation, the visitors probably won't rush into the attack from the first minutes and bet on a more closed game and fast counter-attacks. Even with so many losses to the squad, Tottenham are a stronger side, and they should win. But we don't know what the Spurs' priorities are for the season and whether they will try to win the Conference League or focus on the Premier League. But overall, Tottenham should get a victory here.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (0) to Tottenham
Tottenham have scored only three goals in the Premier League so far - they are playing very pragmatic football. On the other hand, Rennes have scored three goals in five games and they definitely struggle to create chances. We believe this game will be held in the centre of the field and will have less than 2.5 goals scored.
Our second bet - total under 2.5 goals.
For those who like high-risk bets, there is an option to play Tottenham's victory by one goal. The Spurs' previous four wins were obtained with a margin of one goal, and we believe that in their current state, the visitors will play it safe.
Our third bet - Tottenham to win by 1 goal.