Celtic vs Rennes
Who? Celtic vs Rennes in Group E of Matchweek 5 of the UEFA Europa League 2019/20.
Where? Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland
When? 20:00 GMT, Thursday 27th November 2019
Celtic look to continue their remarkable Europa League campaign against Rennes at Celtic Park, with a chance to extend their lead at the top of Group E.
Position – 1st (as of Wednesday 27th November)
Form (UEL/League) – WWW/WWWWW
W/D/L – 3/1/0
The hosts are unbeaten in all four of their games in this UEL campaign sit on 10 points. Celtic have remarkably managed three wins and a draw with manager Neil Lennon in charge. The dramatic late win against Lazio means Celtic are through to the next round, but still have top spot in the group to play for. A win against the bottom of the group side Rennes would help maintain the gap between them and second place Cluj.
GF/GA – 7:3
Lennon has seen his side produce some magical and decisive moments in the Europa League this season. The two home wins off the back of a 1-1 draw against their opponents in Matchweek 1. They scored twice against Cluj and then Lazio, with a late winning goal. Another last gasp goal in the reverse fixture against Lazio sparked the Scottish giants 2-1 victory as their first in Italy in their history.
Position – 4th (as of Wednesday 27th November)
Form (UCL/League) – LLL/LWWLL
W/D/L – 0/1/3
The away side have had a much less successive UEL campaign this season. Without a win in four, Rennes have picked up just a single draw under manager Julien Stéphan. They cannot qualify for the next round, and will have to use these last two games as confidence builders. The team is currently 12th in Ligue 1 have only placed as high as 5th two seasons ago.
GF/GA – 2:5
Despite conceding just five goals in four games, Rennes find themselves at the bottom of the group. Les Rouges et Noirs scored against Celtic in the reverse fixture and away at Stadio Olimpico against Lazio. However, back-t0-back defeats to surprise package in the group Cluj has ended any hopes of qualification from the group. They could still have a significant say in who finishes 1st and 2nd in this group.
20th Oct 2011 – Rennes 1-1 Celtic
3rd Nov 2011 – Celtic 3-1 Rennes
19th Sep 2019 – Rennes 1-1 Celtic
*odds as of November 27th at 10:00 GMT and subject to change
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