Our prediction for this Europa League match:
All eyes will be on Estadio de la Ceramica when Villarreal and Rennes square off against each other in the Group F derby on Thursday evening. The Yellow Submarine aim to recover from a 2-0 loss to Panathinaikos and we are positive that they will leave their hearts on the field against Les Rouges et Noirs. Alex Baena is available for selection despite being sent off in a goalless draw with Villarreal at the weekend, while all Suarez, Moreno, and Coquelin remain in the recovery room.
Rennes, on the other hand, rolled over Maccabi Haifa 3-0 in their Europa League opener and given their attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on over 2.5 goals. Enzo Le Fee remains on the sidelines with a shoulder injury, while the Europa League clash comes too early for Martin Terrier, who is back in training.
Highlighted Player (Flavien Tait):
Born in Longjumeau, France on February 2, 1993, Flavien Tait is a French footballer who plays for Angers as a midfielder. Tait began his youth career at Rodez and in 2010 he moved to Chateauroux. After spending first years of his senior career at Chateauroux, the 175-cm tall footballer joined Angers in 2016 and he has been playing for les Scoistes ever since.
Flavien Tait impressed in the 2017/2018 Ligue 1 campaign and it has to be noted that he scored 4 goals in 34 appearances for Angers in the process. His main position is winger, but he is often used as an attacking midfielder. Flavien Tait’s preferred foot is right and he wears No. 20 jersey at Angers.
His contract with les Scoistes should expire on June 30, 2020. It has to be noted that his market value was €4.5 million on June 4, 2018.Flavien Tait has yet to make his France debut.
Highlighted Team (Villarreal):
Villarreal CF was founded on 10th of March 1923. In the year 1998 Villarreal managed to reach the Primera Division for the first time in history of the club. After 1 season the club could not manage to stay in the league and go regulated to the Segunda Division. In the last couple of years Villarreal developed itself to a stable club in the Primera Division.
This first European succes was in 2003/2004 where the club managed to reach the semi finals in the UEFA cup. In 2004/2005 Villarreal end 3rd on the table in the Primera Division which was a highlight for the club.
The biggest succes was in 2006 when Villarreal managed to reach the semi finals in the Champions League. In the semi finals the club lost with only 1 goal difference against runner up Arsenal. Former known players for Villarreal are: Riquelme, Tomasson, Fernandez, Forlan and Pires.