Arsenal will welcome Rennes to the Emirates on Thursday for the second meeting of their 1/8 final clash in Europa League. The Gunners have a two goal deficit from the first leg, but managed to score the important away goal. The Gunners have progressed on four of the five times they faced French opposition over two legs. Rennes are enjoying the best continental campaign in their history.
Arsenal vs Rennes Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last H2H game||Last H2H games||Last H2H games home/away|
|Arsenal||Loss||0 W/ 0 D/ 1 L||0 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
|Rennes||Win||1 W/ 0 D/ 0 L||0 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
Last game between the teams: 07.03.2019 Rennes – Arsenal 3:1; Benjamin Bourigeaud 42′, Nacho Monreal 65′, Ismaila Sarr 88′; Alex Iwobi 4′; Sokratis Papastathopoulos from the visitors was sent off for two yellow cards in the 41′
Last game at this venue: The teams have never met on English soil.
Worth mentioning: Rennes hold a 3:1 lead from the first leg. A week ago Arsenal started good and opened the scoring inside the first five munites, only to see Sokratis Papastathopoulos dismissed. Since then the Gunners conceded three times and will have everything to play for at the Emirates.
Arsenal vs Rennes Stats
|As of 13.03||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Arsenal||Win||6 W/ 1 D/ 3 L||5 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
|Salzburg||Win||7 W/ 2 D/ 1 L||2 W/ 0 D/ 3 L|
Last game Arsenal: 10.03.2019 Arsenal – Manchester United 2:0; Granit Xhaka 12′, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 69′ (penalty)
Last game Rennes: 10.03.2019 Rennes – Caen 3:1; Benjamin Bourigeaud 39′, Adrien Hunou 58′, M’Baye Niang 62′; Casimir Ninga 20′; Yoel Armougom from the visitors was sent off for two yellow cards in the 35′
Top performers Arsenal: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 17 goals 4 assists, Alexandre Lacazette 12 goals 7 assists, Henrikh Mkhitaryan 6 goals 4 assists.
Top performers Rennes: Ismaila Sarr 5 goals 5 assists, Benjamin Bourigeaud 5 goals 4 assists, Hatem Ben Arfa 5 goals 2 assists.
|Last 10 games||GF : GA||Over 2,5 goals||Goal / Goal||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: Arsenal won against high flying Manchester United in the weekend and are now ready to face Rennes. In the previous round of Europa League the Gunners were also trailing after the first leg away from home, but managed to eliminate BATE after 3:0 victory at home. They are on a five game winning streak at the Emirates, with the last four all ending with at least two goal margin. Arsenal kept three clean sheets in those games and it will be something they will be looking to repeat in two days time.
Rennes won their weekend game in the French league with the same score they did over Arsenal a week ago and are now undefeated in their last five outings, winning four of them in the process. They recorded two wins and three losses in their last five visits, with both victories coming in cup ties, while all of the losses were in the league.
Arsenal vs Rennes News
Missing players Arsenal: Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Danny Welbeck. Alexandre Lacazette and Sokratis Papastathopoulos are suspended.
Missing players Rennes: Romain Danze, Theoson Siebatcheu, Rafik Guitane and Ludovik Baal are out injured. Abdoulaye Diallo is under question. Hamari Traore and M’Baye Niang are suspended.
Arsenal vs Rennes Predictions
Arsenal to lead at half time & win – 1.80 @ bet365
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