After suffering an unexpected defeat in the Premier League last weekend, Tottenham looks to regain their form in the UEFA Conference League this week against Rennes. The match schedules for Thursday at the Roazhon Park, with kickoff at 7:45 pm.
Bruno Genesio’s reign at Rennes did not take off with the expected momentum. Furthermore, the Les Rouge et Noir suffered back-to-back defeats to Angers and Reims. It marks an underwhelming start to Ligue 1.
In addition, Rennes have not won any of their last five Ligue 1 fixtures this season. Their attempts to return to the Champions League or Europa League took a downhill turn. Afterward, Rennes must contend with facing in-form high-scoring Marseille during the weekend.
The Les Rouge eased into the Conference League after a 5-1 aggregate win over Rosenborg in the qualifying round. The side put together an eight-match unbeaten streak before falling to Reims.
On the other hand, Patrick Viera ensured a 100% win record against former rivals Tottenham. Nuno Espirito started the weekend with a South-American controversy involving two players.
A stunning 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace made the White Lillies drop from the top of the table. It was a downturn last season after Spurs got dropped from the Europa League last 16, courtesy of Dinamo Zagreb. The French outfit faced off against two London clubs, including Arsenal and Chelsea.
Rennes vs. Tottenham Head to Head
Both sides are yet to face each other, and this marks their first encounter. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Rennes 0-2 Reims
- Angers 2-0 Rennes
- Rosenborg 1-3 Rennes
- Rennes 1-0 FC Nantes
- Rennes 2-0 Rosenborg
- Crystal Palace 3-0 Tottenham
- Tottenham 1-0 Watford
- Tottenham 3-0 Pacos de Ferreira
- Wolves 0-1 Tottenham
- Pacos de Ferrerira 1-0 Tottenham
Rennes Team News
Martin Terrier was forced off the pitch last weekend after picking a suspected thigh problem. In addition, Jeremy Doku is also unavailable after a hamstring problem. Therefore, Kamaldeen Sulemana should step in to replace Terrier in his absence. In addition, Loic Bade returns from a domestic suspension.
Tottenham Team News
Davidson Sanchez, Giovanni Lo Celso, and Cristian Romero are unavailable due to quarantine regulations. Injury absentees at the camp include Son Heung-Min, Ryan Sessegnon, and Steven Bergwijn. Tanguy Ndombele looks less than likely to get a shot into the starting lineup despite match fitness.
Prediction and Odds
With Chelsea at the weekend, Spurs have a lot on their plate at the moment to give a proper win
- Double Chance
- Goals Under 2.5