Rennes and Tottenham Hotspur will both be looking to rebound from demoralizing league defeats at the weekend. On Thursday evening, they will be facing off in Group G of Europa Conference League. So, it’s time to predict, after Groups A and E kicked off in Conference League football news, Rennes vs Tottenham.
Les Rouge et Noir lost 2-0 at home by Reims last time out.
Meanwhile, Spurs’ unbeaten start to the season came to an end with a 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace.
- Rennes will be missing three players for this game, including exciting winger Jeremy Doku, who currently has a hamstring injury.
- In Terrier’s absence, Kamaldeen Sulemana should get a recall to the left side.
- Loic Bade will be returning from a domestic suspension and should replace Warmed Omari in the hosts’ backline here.
- Before the defeat to Reims, coach Genesio also lost Alfred Gomis (quarantine), Birger Meling (adductor), and Lovro Majer (hip). And it would be surprising to see any of the trio line up on Thursday.
Rennes possible starting lineup: Salin; Traore, Aguerd, Bade, Truffert; Santamaria, Bourigeaud, Tait; Laborde, Guirassy, Sulemana
- Nuno has a number of injury concerns for this game, and he is also missing his South American contingent. So, he may field a sort of scratch XI for Spurs here.
- For one, 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 the breaks their respective injuries have induced.
- Eric Dier is also likely to miss out here after he sustained an injury against Palace.
- Finally, Tanganga’s dismissal at Selhurst Park has no bearing on European matches.
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup: Gollini; Doherty, Rodon, Tanganga, Davies; Skipp, Ndombele, Winks; Clarke, Lucas, Gil
Conference League Football News – Rennes vs Tottenham
- Tottenham’s toughest test in the Conference League group stages may well be this match, but it’s one they should pass.
- Meanwhile, Rennes haven’t been in great form recently, and they’ve also lost Eduardo Camavinga (football transfers), arguably their best player.
- Tottenham can make this game difficult for themselves, especially if they struggle to create chances. However, their overall quality should lead to a win.
Santo has bigger fish to fry with Chelsea waiting for Spurs at the weekend, and a hectic schedule in general.
So, the Portuguese is likely to field a slew of fringe players in a lineup that is otherwise depleted.
We call for Rennes and Tottenham to finish first and second in this group. But we cannot separate them on this occasion and anticipate a score draw on Thursday.