Rennes faces Lazio at the Roazhon Park in a game from Group E of Europa League
Rennes faces Lazio at the Roazhon Park in a game from Group E of Europa League. That’s a nice moment to discuss this match in our Europa League predictions for today. Let’s get to work.
For Rennes everything is over now. The French club is 4th in the group with just one point won so far and they can’t change their position in the standings. Right now Rennes are five points behind the third Lazio. This game on Thursday does not mean anything for them, but they could try to bring some joy to their fans, of course.
Rennes’ only point in this group so far came against Celtic in the first round of the group stage. After this they suffered four consecutive losses, which was not a good way to advertise Ligue 1’s quality. In the previous round Rennes visited Celtic in Glasgow and suffered a 1-3 defeat.
Meanwhile Lazio still have some chance to finish second and qualify for the knockout rounds. Right now the Italians are third in the group with 6 points, being 3 points behind the second CFR Cluj. What’s important here is that Lazio have advantage in the head-to-head stats with Cluj. This means that if they beat Rennes and Cluj loses against Celtic, then the Italian team will finish second.
But it’s not very nice when you don’t hold your destiny in your own hands. The truth is that Lazio made too many mistakes in this group. Losing three of five games played is not what you usually aim to do.
In the previous round Lazio hosted CFR Cluj and achieved an important 1-0 win at the Olimpico. Joaquin Correa scored the only goal in the game in the middle of the first half.
That’s our Europa League predictions for the game between Rennes and Lazio on Thursday. The hosts are saying goodbye to the competition, while for Lazio it’s still not clear what will happen.