On Thursday evening, Rennes and Milan go head-to-head in the Europa League knockout round play-offs second leg. The first leg ended in a resounding 3-0 win to the Italian giants.Rennes bounce back with victory
The home team recovered from the first-leg defeat by recording a 3-1 home win against Clermont. The victory means that the French outfit has won five of their previous six games in all competitions.
The game also saw another goal-filled encounter for Rennes, as five of their last six competitive games have produced over 2.5 goals.
Rennes have now suffered back-to-back defeats in the Europa League after previously recording three straight wins in the competition.
Their recent games in the competition have been high-scoring, as their last five matches have all produced over 2.5 goals.
The home team has a mixed recent home record in the Europa League, as they have won just two of their last five home games.Milan looking to bounce back from a rare defeat
The Rossoneri followed up their first-leg victory with a surprise 4-2 defeat at Monza in Serie A. The loss didn’t just end a three-game winning streak but also a six-game unbeaten period in all competitions.
There was one slight positive in the defeat in the fact that Milan scored at least two goals for the sixth time in their last seven competitive outings.
Milan’s win in the first leg ended a four-game winless streak in the Europa League dating back to their last spell in the competition in 2021.
Milan has a decent recent history on their travels in the Europa League, though, as they are unbeaten in their last seven away games. They have also scored in each of the previous 12 matches on their travels in the Europa League.What am I backing?
Both teams have been involved in high-scoring games lately, and I expect this one to follow suit. The bet I am backing is over 2.5 goals.