Rennes vs Chelsea: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
Chelsea will look to seal their place in the Champions League knockout rounds when they travel to Rennes on Tuesday at 5.55 PM (UK time).
Rennes vs Chelsea: Predictions
Frank Lampard’s men are joint-top of Group E after taking seven points from three games. Chelsea are yet to concede a goal so far in this season’s Champions League and head to France with their 3-0 win over Rennes still fresh in the memory.
In fact, the Blues have won their last five games across all competitions, most recently seeing off Newcastle United 2-0 in the Premier League to see them climb to third in the table. Another win in France, coupled with Krasnodar’s failure to beat Sevilla in Group E’s other match would be enough to see Chelsea into the round-of-16.
For Rennes, this game holds importance way beyond mere Champions League qualification. Indeed, Julien Stephan’s men have lost each of their last three games across all competitions without scoring a single goal. Their 2-1 victory over Brest at the end of October is Rennes’ only win across their last eight matches and the only time they’ve scored more than once in a single match during that run.
Les Rennais need to start picking up results quickly to get their faltering season back on track and stand a chance of progression into the Champions League round-of-16.
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Rennes vs Chelsea: Match Stats
Rennes may only be the second French side to remain winless across their first three Champions League fixtures but they are unbeaten in their two home European ties against English opposition to date, beating Aston Villa in July 2001 in the Intertoto Cup and Arsenal in March 2019 in the Europa League.
Each of Timo Werner’s three Champions League goals for Chelsea have been from the penalty spot — a run which extends to five consecutive goals in the competition including his time at RB Leipzig, the joint-longest run in Champions League history.
Rennes vs Chelsea: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Rennes 0-2 Chelsea
Rennes vs Chelsea: Head to Head
This is only the second meeting between these sides, with Chelsea running out 3-0 winners last time out at the start of November.