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Rennes vs Villarreal prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 14 December 2023

 Kick-Off: 17:45 UK, 18:45 CET

 Venue: Roazhon Park

TV: TNT Sports 8

The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.

Rennes vs Villarreal: Top free betting tips

Who will be crowned as group winner? Our Rennes vs Villarreal prediction is for a close game in that the more experienced visitors will edge. 

Rennes and Villarreal already secured the top 2 spots in the group but only the winner of the group avoids an extra knockout round and goes directly into the last 16. As things stand Rennes hold a 2-point lead over Villarreal. This means that the Spaniards can top the standings only if they win in France. They already beat the Terriers in the first meeting between the sides. 

Rennes fans
(Photo by Philippe Lecoeur/FEP/Icon Sport)

​​Correct outomce prediction: Villarreal to win

Our first Rennes vs Villarreal prediction backs the visitors to secure the win they need to top the group. Villarreal are experienced European warriors and they won 6 of their last 9 away games in UEFA competitions (D2 L1). At the same time, Rennes lost 2 of their last 3 home matches. 

Total goals prediction: Odd

With our next Rennes vs Villarreal prediction we venture into the Goal’s Market. We think there will be an odd number of total goals in this match. Rennes saw 4 of their 5 matches in the group stage so far finish with an odd amount of goals in them. Also, 4 of Villarreal’s last 6 games had an odd number of goals in them. 

​​Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Villarreal

Our final Union SG vs Villarreal prediction is traditionally the correct score. We back the visitors to secure a narrow 2-1 win. Villarreal saw their last 2 wins on the road produce exactly that scoreline. Also, 2 of the last 5 defeats suffered by Rennes were 1-2 results. 

​​Rennes vs Villarreal: What the fans think?

Rennes fans proud to be in the French Cup quarterfinals

Villarreal fans talk music and Aurier

How far will Villarreal's fans travel to Rennes?

There are many ways to travel from Villarreal in Spain to Rennes in France. Several train and bus services link up Spain with Brittany. However, those journeys will take close to a full day and we believe that pretty much all away fans will opt to fly to France. 

The flying distance between Villarreal and Rennes is only 613 miles (986km). This means that in less than 2 hours a passenger will be touching down in Brittany and planning their way towards the stadium. 

Rennes vs Villarreal: Tickets

The only way to purchase tickets for the game Rennes vs Villarreal in the Europa League is online. There are still plenty of tickets available and websites like www.seatpicks.com and www.footballticketnet.com still offer variable options. The cheapest tickets on offer cost £35 and there are still some of those left for sale. 

For better seating, there seem to be plenty of tickets still available in the price range of £45-65. If you decide to visit Brittany and attend the game remember that the advice is to arrive at the stadium at least 90 minutes before kick-off as there will be queues and delays going in with extensive searches taking place at the gates. 

​​​FAQs: Rennes vs Villarreal

  • How many draws have Rennes registered in their last 7 matches? None – 3 wins and 4 defeats. 
  • Will Alberto Moreno play for Villarreal? No, the experienced full-back is currently nursing an injury.  
  • What was the result the first time the teams met? Villarreal won 1-0 at home. 

Iskra Zecheva

For over 16 years now, Iskra had been a freelance sports writer. Football and scouting, being among the main fields of her expertise. She has dined with kings, queens and some of the most famous sports figures of the past and the present. Iskra is also a member of the largest independent union of investigative journalists. She has minority ownership at several sports clubs and knows first-hand the pains of supporting a 'small-scale' football club.

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