Chelsea vs Rennes betting tips: Champions League preview, predictions & odds

Chelsea vs Rennes betting tips: Champions League preview, predictions & odds
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Chelsea vs Rennes betting tips

This article covers Chelsea vs Rennes betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Chelsea vs Rennes betting preview.

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Chelsea vs Rennes betting tips: Champions League preview, predictions & odds

MONACO, MONACO – AUGUST 29: The UEFA Champions League trophy is seen prior to the UEFA Champions League Draw, part of the UEFA European Club Football Season Kick-Off 2019/2020 at Salle des Princes, Grimaldi Forum on August 29, 2019 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)

Chelsea vs Rennes: Match details

Match: Chelsea vs Rennes

Competition: UEFA Champions League

Date: November 4, 2020

Kick-off time: 8:00 pm, November 4, 2020 (UK time)

Stadium: Stamford Bridge

Chelsea vs Rennes betting tips: Champions League preview, predictions & odds

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 26: Thiago Silva of Chelsea looks on during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns on September 26, 2020 in West Bromwich, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Betting prediction: Chelsea 3 – 1 Rennes


The Pensioners welcome Rennes to Stamford Bridge in London on Wednesday for this UEFA Champions League match.


This will be the first competitive match between the two sides in history. However, it isn’t the first time Chelsea have faced French opposition at Stamford Bridge. They have a mixed record here, with 7 wins, 5 draws and 5 defeats from 16 matches against Ligue 1 sides.


Their most recent visit from France was that of Lille in last season’s group stage of this competition. The Blues won 2-1 here; the same score they defeated Lille by in France 2 months prior.


It also isn’t Rennes’ first visit to London. They lost 3-0 here to Arsenal in the last-16 of the Europa League back in 2019. The Gunners eventually losing the final that season to none other than Chelsea.


Rennes had one match prior to this on English soil. They visited Birmingham to face Aston Villa in the Semi-Final stage of the now-defunct UEFA Intertoto Cup back in 2001. Their 1-0 defeat in this match saw them eliminated on away goals after winning the first leg 2-1 in Rennes.

Chelsea vs Rennes betting tips: Champions League preview, predictions & odds

The Stade Rennais Football Club flag during the French soccer league 1 Championship football match between Stade Rennais FC vs Marseille Olympique (OM) on February 7, 2015, at the Route de Lorient stadium in Rennes, France. — Image by �� Edward Boone / 2PIX-EL /Corbis (Photo by Eddy LEMAISTRE/Corbis via Getty Images)

Chelsea vs Rennes: What are the betting odds?

The Blues’ 2-1 win over Lille here back in 2019 was their last home win in European competition. Since then, they have lost 0-3 to Bayern and drawn with Sevilla here. Despite this, they are the heavy favourites at 4/11 on to win here on Wednesday.


Chelsea have drawn each of their last 2 home matches against Sevilla and Southampton. Odds of 4/1 are available if you see Rennes holding them to another draw on Wednesday.


Rennes are yet to win a Champions League match. With this being their first season in UEFA’s flagship competition, their score draw at home to Krasnodar and a 1-0 defeat in Sevilla are their only results in this competition. Odds of 15/2 suggest few expect them to pick up their first win, here at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea vs Rennes betting tips: Champions League preview, predictions & odds

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: Timo Werner of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the pre-season friendly between Brighton & Hove Albion and Chelsea at Amex Stadium on August 29, 2020 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Chelsea vs Rennes – recent form and head to head statistics

Chelsea FC vs Stade Rennais FC form
Chelsea FC vs Tottenham Hotspur FC - 0:0
Stade Rennais FC vs Chelsea FC - 1:2
Newcastle United FC vs Chelsea FC - 0:2
Chelsea FC vs Sheffield United FC - 4:1
Chelsea FC vs Stade Rennais FC - 3:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
RC Strasbourg Alsace vs Stade Rennais FC - 1:1
Stade Rennais FC vs Chelsea FC - 1:2
Stade Rennais FC vs FC Girondins Bordeaux - 0:1
Paris Saint-Germain FC vs Stade Rennais FC - 3:0
Chelsea FC vs Stade Rennais FC - 3:0
Last 5 games for Chelsea FC
November 29, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Chelsea FC 0 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur FC
November 24, 2020 UEFA Champions League 20/21 Stade Rennais FC 1 - 2 Chelsea FC
November 21, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Newcastle United FC 0 - 2 Chelsea FC
November 7, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Chelsea FC 4 - 1 Sheffield United FC
November 4, 2020 UEFA Champions League 20/21 Chelsea FC 3 - 0 Stade Rennais FC
Last 5 games for Stade Rennais FC
November 27, 2020 Ligue 1 20/21 RC Strasbourg Alsace 1 - 1 Stade Rennais FC
November 24, 2020 UEFA Champions League 20/21 Stade Rennais FC 1 - 2 Chelsea FC
November 20, 2020 Ligue 1 20/21 Stade Rennais FC 0 - 1 FC Girondins Bordeaux
November 7, 2020 Ligue 1 20/21 Paris Saint-Germain FC 3 - 0 Stade Rennais FC
November 4, 2020 UEFA Champions League 20/21 Chelsea FC 3 - 0 Stade Rennais FC
Chelsea FC vs Stade Rennais FC UEFA Champions League 20/21 form
Chelsea FC Stade Rennais FC
4 Matches played 4
3 Matches won 0
33 Goal attempts 36
20 Shots on goal 15
10 Shots off goal 14
11 Corner kicks 17
52% Average ball possession 49%
3 Shots blocked 7
7 Cards given 11
41 Free kicks 59
10 Offsides 3
1 Shots on bar 0
8 Goals by foot 1
1 Goals by head 1
9 Goals scored 2
1 Goals conceded 7
0 Shots on post 2
Chelsea FC vs Stade Rennais FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Chelsea FC Stade Rennais FC
2 Matches 2
1 Home Matches 1
1 Away Matches 1
5 Total Goals 1
2.5 Average Goals Scored 0.5
2 Wins 0
0 Losses 2
0 Draws 0
Last 5 games & match results between Chelsea FC and Stade Rennais FC
November 24, 2020 UEFA Champions League 20/21 Stade Rennais FC 1 - 2 Chelsea FC
November 4, 2020 UEFA Champions League 20/21 Chelsea FC 3 - 0 Stade Rennais FC
Chelsea vs Rennes betting tips: Champions League preview, predictions & odds

Rennes’ French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga (L) acknowledges Rennes’ supporters after their victory in the French L1 Football match between Stade Rennais Football Club and SC Amiens, on November 10, 2019, at the Roazhon Park, in Rennes, northwestern France. (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP) (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP via Getty Images)

Chelsea vs Rennes: Recommended bets

Chelsea’s last home victory over French opposition came back in December 2019 by a 2-1 scoreline. A repeat of this score on Wednesday is available at odds of 15/2.


Rennes have never won on English soil, nor in this competition. Their last away win was back in September in Ligue 1 against AS Saint-Étienne. You can back them at 80/1 for the same 0-3 scoreline here on Wednesday.


Three of the four matches involving these sides in Group E have seen under 2.5 goals scored. You can back another low scoring game here on Wednesday with odds of 6/5 for under 2.5 goals.


Timo Werner is showing signs that he is settling into life at Chelsea very quickly, with 4 goals and 2 assists in his last 5 appearances for the club. He scored in Chelsea’s 0-4 win in Krasnodar last week and followed that up with his first Premier League goal at the weekend against Burnley. The German international is the favourite to get on the scoresheet at 4/5. You can back Timo at 3/1 to grab the game’s opening goal.


Serhou Guirassy became the first Rennes player to score in the Champions League when he scored the opening goal from the penalty spot in their 1-1 draw with Krasnodar back in October. The 24-year-old forward 11/1 to score the opener against Chelsea. Or 10/3 to score at any time against the Blues.


Chelsea vs Rennes betting tips: Champions League preview, predictions & odds

LILLE, FRANCE – FEBRUARY 4: Goalkeeper of Stade Rennais Edouard Mendy during the Ligue 1 match between Lille OSC (LOSC) and Stade Rennais (Rennes) at Stade Pierre Mauroy on February 4, 2020 in Villeneuve d’Ascq near Lille, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

Chelsea vs Rennes: Match preview

The Blues finally meet in Europe with the team they look at to solve their goalkeeping needs.


In 2018, Chelsea set a new club record in signing Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao in Spain. The £70m fee is still the world-record fee for a goalkeeper in club football, beating the £56m Liverpool paid for Alisson earlier that summer.


However, after 2 difficult years at Chelsea where he ranked bottom of most advanced shot-stopping metrics from Statsbomb and others, Chelsea moved to replace him this summer.


Edouard Mendy (pictured above) arrived from Stade Rennais in a £22m deal, rising to £27m if certain conditions are met, to solve the goalkeeping problems at the club. Many pundits had stated failing to do so would hinder them for challenging for the Premier League and Champions League trophies.


However, it isn’t the first time Chelsea have looked to the Northern French city to solve their goalkeeping issues. Back in 2004, Jose Mourinho signed Petr Cech from Rennes in an £11.7m deal. At the time, the talk was of the fee Chelsea paid. This ended when Cech started shattering records for his performances between the sticks for the Blues. To this day, he still holds the record for the most clean sheets and fewest goals conceded in a Premier League season. As well as the most clean sheets in Premier League history.


This season, Rennes have replaced Mendy with Romain Salin and Alfred Gomis. However, since Mendy’s departure, they are yet to keep a clean sheet and both are currently underperforming ‘expected saves’ (or xS) so far this season. This is essentially a measure of how many shots they should be expected to save based on certain variables.


While Kepa ranked last out of all Premier League goalkeepers in xS last season, saving 9.5 shots fewer than expected, Mendy has ranked highly in each of the last two seasons in France. He saved 4.6 shots more than expected in 2018/19 and 1.7 more in 2019/20.


He is already outperforming this metric at Chelsea, where he is yet to concede in 3 Premier League appearances.


Rennes won’t be keen to see this familiar face on Wednesday, as it’s likely in this form he will be the difference between 1 point and 3 for Chelsea.


Chelsea vs Rennes betting tips: Champions League preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 03: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Mateo Kovacic of Chelsea leaves the field during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on March 03, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Chelsea team news vs Rennes

Billy Gilmour is Chelsea’s only long-term injury concern coming into this match.

“He’s probably 3-4 weeks away from his return. We are probably looking at the other side of the next international break.”
– Frank Lampard, Chelsea Manager


Christian Pulisic felt something in his hamstring in the warm-up against Burnley. He will have a scan to ascertain the exact problem but it is unlikely that he will be risked here.


Kepa Arrizabalaga hasn’t been included in a Chelsea squad since the 3-3 draw with Southampton on the 17th of October. Lampard confirmed before the trip to Burnley that he was progressing with his shoulder injury. If he isn’t able to make it back in time to be on the bench here, Willy Caballero will continue as Chelsea’s backup keeper.


Antonio Rüdiger, César Azpilicueta, Mateo Kovacic (pictured above) and Callum Hudson-Odoi are the players most likely to benefit from any rotation to the Chelsea XI here.

Alexis Claude-Maurice

Rennes’ French midfielder Nicolas Janvier (R) vies with Lorient’s French midfielder Alexis Claude-Maurice (c) during the French League Cup football match Rennes vs Lorient, at the Roazhon Park stadium in Rennes, western France, on October 26, 2016. / AFP / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)

Rennes team news vs Chelsea

Stade Rennais could be without their most valuable player for the trip to London. Eduardo Camavinga missed the 2-1 win against Stade Brest at the weekend with a knock, and it could also prevent him from taking part in Wednesday evening’s match.


James Léa Siliki returned from a groin injury to make his first appearance of the season last weekend. If Camavinga is out for this match, Siliki will likely retain his spot in midfield in place of the 17-year-old French international.


Daniele Rugani, who is on a season-long loan from Juventus, is also expected to miss the game due to thigh problems. Like Camavinga, he missed the weekend’s match against Brest due to this injury.


Faitout Maouassa is on the long-term injury list due to ankle surgery. Their first choice left-back likely won’t feature again for the club until Christmas, effectively ruling him out of all their remaining matches in the Group stages of this competition.


Flavien Tait was not included in their squad at the weekend due to illness. The 27-year-old left winger is expected to be available for the trip to London though.


M’Baye Niang hasn’t played for the club since their 1-1 draw at Lille on the opening day of the 2020/21 Ligue 1 season. He is regaining his fitness though but isn’t expected to feature against Chelsea.


Predicted Chelsea line-up vs Rennes

Chelsea's predicted XI to face Stade Rennais FC.

Chelsea’s predicted XI to face Stade Rennais FC.

Predicted Rennes line-up vs Chelsea

Stade Rennais FC's predicted XI to face Chelsea.

Stade Rennais FC’s predicted XI to face Chelsea.

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