In Thursday’s opening leg of their Europa League elimination round playoff match, AC Milan will host Rennes at San Siro. Both teams are fighting for a spot in round 16.

This will be the first competitive match between the two teams, and it will be between a Champions League exited side and one that swept Group F last fall.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Full-time draw: ⚽1.70 at Bet9ja
Over 2.5 goals: 🥅1.85 at 1xbet
Rennes to score: ✅1.50 at Sportybet

AC Milan and Rennes: Previous Games 

AC Milan had a disappointing season without titles. Since they are out of Coppa Italia and eight points behind Inter in the league, their most excellent chance of winning this year’s trophy is in the Europa League. They are 3rd in Serie A, although they should finish in the top 4. They came close to qualifying for the Champions League knockout round in a tight group containing Borussia Dortmund, PSG., and Newcastle, but they lost to PSG. Owing to poorer h2h figures. Rossoneri is playing well and is in solid condition after a couple of disappointing results this season.

Rennes finished 4th in Ligue 1 the last two seasons, but not this year. Still, they’ve won eight straight and are one of France’s top teams. They reached the Coupe de France Quarter Finals and rose in the league. The team is 7th with 31 points, four from the European slots and seven from the Champions League positions. Since Rennes is in great form, this game against one of the E.L.’s better clubs comes at a reasonable time.

Probable AC Milan Lineup

Maignan; Florenzi, Gabbia, Hernandez, Jimenez; Reijnders, Adli; Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Leao; Giroud

Probable Rennes Lineup

Mandanda; G. Doue, Seidu, Theate, Truffert; Bourigeaud, Matusiwa, Santamaria, D. Doue; Kalimuendo, Terrier

Betting tips: AC Milan x Rennes

Check out our predictions of the day for Ac Milan vs. Rennes

Prediction 1: AC Milan x Rennes / Full-time draw

Rennes has a winning record of eight victories from twelve European away games and scored in fifteen of their previous sixteen Europa League matches. They also have a knack for traveling well.

With Milan likely preoccupied with their Serie A match against neighbors Monza on Sunday, the tie might be in a precarious position going into next week’s final game.

Prediction 2: AC Milan x Rennes  /  Over 2.5 goals

The heartbreak of finishing third in the Champions League last season is something Milan would prefer to forget. Although they are in terrific form going into this game, winning the first leg is vital to their hopes, with that being stated. What makes this trip more intriguing is that Rennes is just as excellent of form, if not better. As a result, the French guests will plan to remain undefeated on this trip. Given the relative form of both teams, we expect more than 2.5 goals to be scored in the match between AC Milan and Rennes.

Prediction 3: AC Milan x Rennes / Rennes to score

Rennes has won seven straight in all competitions, including their French Cup triumph against Marseille on penalties. Around 8,000 traveling fans will support Guy Stephan’s team at the San Siro as they aim to make a memorable night.

Arnaud Kalimuendo, Benjamin Bourigeard, Amine Gouiri, and Ludovic Blas all have six or more goals this season. Kalimuendo, who has seven goals in his past seven Rennes games, might score. Given Milan’s recent penalty concedes, his place on Rennes’ penalty rota may be vital.

Rennes to score is safer than supporting Milan at low odds since both teams have lately traded goals.