Our prediction for this Champions League match:
After holding Chelsea to a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge, Sevilla will be looking to record their first win of the 2020/21 Champions League campaign when they welcome Rennes at their Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Wednesday evening. Los Sevillanos aim to bounce back from the La Liga loss to Eibar, and we are positive that the hosts will leave their hearts on the field against Rennes.
Jordan returns from a domestic ban, but Idrissi and Kounde remain in the recovery room for the hosts. Ocampos is pushing for a start after he was rested in the league game. Les Rouges et Noirs, on the other hand, dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with Krasnodar, and given their display in a 2-1 loss to Angers in the Ligue 1, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the Spanish side.
Highlighted Player (Luuk de Jong):
The 26-year-old Dutch striker Luuk de Jong is considered one of Europe’s deadliest strikers with his incredible return of goals in games he spends playing. Luuk de Jong began his football career at De Graafschap in 2008, but moved on to Twente only a year later.
The tally of 39 goals in 76 league appearances earned him a transfer to Borussia Monchengladbach, but his spell in Germany ended in disappointment. Bundesliga club attempted to revive his career by sending him out on loan to Newcastle United but his stint with the English club yielded even more disappointment and concluded in utter disaster with De Jong playing 12 games without scoring a single goal for the Magpies.
A return to Netherlands and PSV Eindhoven turned out to be a proper hit for the 26-year-old striker who has restored his scoring touch with more than 50 goals for the Boeren after less than 90 games.
Highlighted Team (Rennes):
Stade Rennais Football Club or simply Rennes is a French football club which was founded on March 10, 1901. The club is one of the founding members of the French Ligue 1 and they are nicknamed Les Rouges et Noirs. Roazhon Park is the club’s home ground and the venue can hold 29.778 people. Rennes have yet to win the Ligue 1 trophy, but they won Coupe de France title on two occasions (1964/1965, 1970/1971). Speaking of Coupe de la Ligue, les Rouges et Noirs made it to the final of the competition in the 2012/2013 season, but they were beaten by Saint Etienne (1-0) in the title game at Stade de France.
A number of top-class footballers played for Stade Rennais Football Club in the past and the likes of Sylvain Wiltord, Yoann Gourcuff, Yann M’Vila, Moussa Sow and Jimmy Briand are considered the club’s most notable players. Rennes footballers wear black and red jerseys when playing at home, while they wear white when playing on the travels.