Rennes and Tottenham Hotspur will face off in Europa Conference League Group G on Thursday evening and both will be looking to rebound from demoralizing league defeats at the weekend. Last time Les Rouge et Noir were defeated 2-0 at home by Reims while Spurs’ unbeaten start to the season came to an end with a 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace. Here is our expert guess on Rennes vs Tottenham football prediction, team news, and lineup for the UEFA Conference League match of the season.
Rennes will be short on three players for the match against Spur including exciting winger Jeremy Doku, who has a hamstring injury.
In Terrier’s absence, Kamaldeen Sulemana should be recalled to the left side, while Loic Bade returns from a domestic suspension and should replace Warmed Omari in the hosts’ backline.
The return of trio – Alfred Gomis, Birger Meling, and Lovro Majer would be a surprise to Genesio’s lineup on Thursday.
Tottenham coach Nuno Espirito Santo is missing his South American contingent and also has a number of injury concerns for this game so Spurs may field a sort of scratch XI here.
Tanganga’s dismissal at Selhurst Park has no bearing on European matches and Tottenham are still without Davinson Sanchez, Cristian Romero, and Giovani Lo Celso due to quarantine regulations.
Son Heung-min, Ryan Sessegnon, and Steven Bergwijn are also unlikely to return from injury, while Eric Dier is also expected to miss out after being injured against Palace.
Rennes vs Tottenham Prediction
This match will certainly be Tottenham’s toughest test in the Europa Conference League group stages but it’s one they should pass.
In recent weeks Rennes haven’t been in great form and they’ve also been without Eduardo Camavinga, arguably their best player.
If Spurs struggle to create chances they may make this game difficult for themselves but their overall quality should lead to a win.
With Chelsea waiting for Spurs at the weekend Santo has bigger fish to fry and the Portuguese is likely to field a slew of fringe players in a lineup that is otherwise depleted. Both Rennes and Tottenham are expected to finish first and second in this group, but we cannot separate them on this occasion and anticipate a score draw on Thursday.
Rennes possible starting lineup: Salin; Traore, Aguerd, Bade, Truffert; Santamaria, Bourigeaud, Tait; Laborde, Guirassy, Sulemana
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup: Gollini; Doherty, Rodon, Tanganga, Davies; Skipp, Ndombele, Winks; Clarke, Lucas, Gil
Our Prediction: Rennes 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
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