Kick-off: 1755, 24/11/2020
Stadium: Roazhon Park
TV: BT Sport
Chelsea enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 win over Rennes at Stamford Bridge on Champions League Matchday 3 and are fancied to confirm their superiority in France.
Two penalties and a red card for Brazilian defender Dalbert didn’t help Les Rennais in London but they still looked out of their depth at this level.
Punters can get 4/5 for an away victory at Roazhon Park and that is our first Rennes vs Chelsea prediction.
A Look At Rennes’ Betting Odds
Rennes kicked off their maiden Champions League campaign with a 1-1 draw against Krasnodar at this venue before going down 1-0 away to Sevilla.
Julien Stephan was hampered by injuries when travelling to England and a couple of soft penalty decisions in the opening period ended any hopes of a surprise result.
Timo Werner put away both spot-kicks and a second yellow card for Dalbert hardly helped matters, with Tammy Abraham wrapping up Chelsea’s success from close range just after the break.
Former Rennes keeper Edouard Mendy was tested by Clement Grenier in the closing stages, but the visitors were probably fortunate not to suffer an even bigger defeat.
“My players were remarkable in the last 20 minutes to put pressure on and try to score a goal,” declared Stephan. “I’m disappointed for them that it went the way it did.”
Rennes then lost by the same scoreline at PSG in Ligue 1 three days later, though, to further expose their limitations.
The red and blacks will hope to fare better here on home turf, but we like 2/1 for the Blues to oblige by more than one clear goal again from the Rennes vs Chelsea odds.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Chelsea started out in this pool with a goalless stalemate versus Sevilla in London but burst into life when crushing Krasnodar 4-0 in Russia.
Frank Lampard’s expensively-assembled side then looked a class apart when coasting to victory over Rennes.
“I enjoyed it,” beamed the manager. “It was a tough game, Rennes are a very good team, but we did everything right.
“We started well, we got our goals and were even able to give some players minutes towards the end.”
Lampard will know the benefits of now pushing for first place in the group, as finishing second behind Valencia last term led to a 7-1 drubbing by Bayern Munich in the round of 16.
Werner concurs and he told the UEFA website: “When you draw the first game at home, it wasn’t so good, but now we have seven points from three games, which is really good.
“Now we have to go to Rennes; we want to win there with another good performance and then we want to battle it out with Sevilla for first place.”
We expect the Blues to be on the front foot from the outset again here and 37/20 for them to lead at half-time and full-time is added to our Rennes vs Chelsea betting tips.
Last Champions League result:
CHELSEA 3-0 RENNES – Timo Werner (2 pens), Tammy Abraham
Previous head-to-head: N/A
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