Arsenal Betting Tips and Stats Against Rennes

For some, a great European night means spine-tingling atmospheres at Old Trafford, Anfield or Stamford Bridge. While the Emirates is a magnificent, world-class stadium, it’s hardly an intimidating bearpit that most of us would like it to be. Nonetheless, it’s slowly becoming a fearsome fortress under the management of Unai Emery.
Arsenal has some stellar home form this season. With Manchester United missing various chances last weekend, Arsenal scooped the win 2-0, seriously boosting their chance of clinching the top four. That made it the fifth home win in a row for Arsenal in all competitions, so their odds on most football betting sites for the Gunners making the Top Four are getting shorter every day. Emery is creating a home consistency just like he did in his time at Sevilla.

Against all the odds, Arsenal not only managed to rise above United on Sunday, but they’ve also recorded home victories against Chelsea and Tottenham. They’ve also won 11 of their last 13 matches at home in all competitions. Arsenal also rose to overcome Bate Borisov in the last round, beating them 3-0 at home after losing 1-0 away.

Arsenal Team News
Having missed the first leg, Alexandre Lacazette’s will be available to face Rennes following a reduced suspension. However, Sokratis is still on suspension following his clumsy dismissal in the first leg. Torreira also has a good chance to play after a domestic ban, with Emery set to shuffle his pack slightly. Mesut Ozil might be on the bench in this game despite surprisingly starting the last two matches. Mkhitaryan remains an injury doubt, despite missing the 2-0 win against United last weekend. Additionally, Xhaka will be serving a one-match ban in the UEFA Europa league if booked again tonight against Rennes.

Rennes Have Developed A System, But Will It Work?
In their last three Europa League matches, Rennes has scored over two goals, making it at least three total goals in each match. That means bettors can expect over 2.5 goals in this match with odds at Betway ranging around 1.42.

Last week Rennes had an excellent performance against Arsenal, attacking with intensity and pace while being roared by their passionate fans. Winger Ismaila Sarr posed a significant threat before getting his well-deserved goal which came late courtesy of a diving header. Today, Rennes is set to take on its biggest Europa league challenge yet; though no evidence shows they might pass. Recently losing 4-1 to PSG, Julien Stephan’s men also lost to Astana and Dynamo Kiev in the group stage. Moreover, they’ve won only four matches out of 13 away Ligue 1 matches.

Rennes Team News
Rennes will be welcoming Hamari Traore back from suspension, taking his right-back position from Mehdi Zeffane. Centre-back Damien Da Silva and Zeffane will be on a one-match ban in the Europa league, while Lea Siliki is back from an injury though not expected to start tonight. Nonetheless, Benjamin Andre is well-rested after missing their last weekend’s victory over Caen due to an injury.

Betting Tips
Being 3:1 down from the first leg, Arsenal is trading at 1.25 on Betway, an understandable range given their current home form. The gunners are highly confident following the 2-0 win against Manchester United, and they’re expecting to replicate that performance with Lacazette back. However, Rennes have a great chance of making it to the quarter-finals and can cause huge problems for Arsenal with an away goal.

But I fully expect Arsenal to win 3-0 and go through to the next round…

Updated: August 22, 2019 — 12:37 pm


  1. Agree Admin. Had I been a gambler, I would have bet on Arsenal

    We have seen what Sarr and Ben Arfa could do. They were not dull before Sokratis’ red card and maybe they are Rennes’ only fast players

    1. watch them play 4-5-1 and invite all the pressure, the stadium will rock and the goals will come, not worried about this game GTA, my gut says we will spank them!!

      1. * “They were dull”

        Maybe Rennes would use five defenders

  2. How come Damien Da Silva received a one match suspension when he didn’t receive a card in the first leg?

  3. One of the reasons that The Emirates does not have the feeling of invincibilty, is the ridiculous decision to put the away supporters in such a prominent position.
    We should change this and put them up in the Gods just as utd and newcastle do.

    1. Ken1845-I believe I read somewhere that Clubs were encouraged to put the away supporters BEHIND the goal.This was If my memory serves me correctly a Premiere League imitative to ensure the atmosphere was as good as possible.
      Do you remember WHL-always behind the goal.
      Villa Park,Old Trafford,even The Dell.These Clubs deliberately MOVED the away supporters to the side and as high as they could to lessen their impact on the atmosphere.
      OT-I believe the initiative of charging only £30 to away supporters is over at the end of this season and to be voted on by all the Premier League Clubs tocontinue.Apparently two Clubs are against it-Yep one being those two Bob Spuds.And what is the saying?”Form is temporary.Class is permanent.”Never shown more clearly in my opinion.
      If your down for the game tonight Ken then many many respects having to drive through the weather up north.If your staying at home and watching on TV then no complaints from me.THAT weather storm is serious and driving a nightmare.Enjoy the game whatever Ken

      1. Phil, glad you enjoyed the”horse riding” post!!

        I believe that the spuds have put their away section nowhere near the goals, from my time exploring the season ticket prices.

        As I was down for the utd game and didn’t get back till Monday evening, I have decided to watch it on TV.

        Sometimes I have to think about my long suffering wife, but she now assures me that nothing gives her more pleasure than when I leave her for the football!!

        The butterfly’s are already appearing, but I hope you see the win we all desire.
        By the way, can you stop ageing me by 100 years with your replies? Ancient as I am, the tag your giving me means the club wasn’t even formed then!!!!

        1. Ha ha -I merely carried on from a previous poster with the age date but will stop as from now.
          Enjoy the game Ken and can only see us winning well and getting through

  4. Niles Mus Boss kol
    Ramsey Tor Xhaka
    Laca Auba
    This would be my team for today’s game.

    1. Thank God , you’re not the coach

      1. Lol what’s wrong with that team

  5. I gotta give Koscielny his due – i was convinced he was a spent force but his leadership, endeavour and resolve has been remarkable. Just when we were short of someone to stir this ship on the road to recovery.. Cometh the hour cometh the Man (Kos).

    1. Brilliant waal2waal 👍👍

      1. @Sue…thank you – I believe a Captain is uber important and after thinking we had nothing worthwhile, he has returned, reinvigorated, courageous as ever. We’re lucky to have him imo

        1. I agree & it’s great to see!

  6. So we’ve been charged by the FA because of that idiot on the pitch…. have until next Friday to respond… what will we be hit with.. a fine? A game behind closed doors? Points deducted??

    1. I think it’s totaly correct we have been charged Sue but sure it will be just a fine and a warning.

      1. I bet he’s happy with his 5 minutes of fame… idiot 🙄

        1. The dickhead will get banned from all grounds hopefully and I’d say its lucky for us it wasn’t a Euro game as it could have impacted a lot more on us as UEFA and Fifa like nothing more than an excuse to punish English clubs heavily.

    2. …its difficult to hold arsenal to account for the behaviour of the oddballs – id expect a nominal fine and depending on the seriousness of the offenders conduct a potential ban, maybe?

      1. We’ll find out soon enough

  7. Rambo, Ozil, Laca, Auba & Kolasinac all start COYG

    1. Just seen the team ,I’m fcking happy ,if we lose then I don’t know what to say .

      1. It’s a strong line up… 🤞

  8. Cech; Mustafi, Koscielny (c), Monreal, Kolasinac; Ramsey, Xhaka; Maitland-Niles, Ozil, Aubameyang; Lacazette.

  9. Just two changes then and perhaps Cechs last game for us?

    1. Am glad u will be shamed

  10. Would be a massive shame if arsenal were the only English team not to qualify for quater finals in Europe this season

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