Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Lazio 5/6 to beat Rennes in Thursday’s Europa League matchup

Competition: Europa League

Market: Lazio win

Odds: 5/6 @ Bet 365

Knowing that they need three points if they are to secure a route to the knockout stage of this year’s Europa League, Lazio will make the trip to Group E whipping boys Rennes on Thursday evening.

Starting with the hosts, while Rennes may have started to make a string of improvements in Ligue 1 of late, the French outfit have continued to struggle while on European duties. Already picking up the wooden spoon in Group E, Julien Stéphan’s men have lost four of their five qualifying matchups and are still searching for their first victory. Along with losing their last four straight Europa League matches on the bounce, including a 2-1 defeat away in Italy back in October, Rennes were also hit with a shock 1-0 defeat against CFR Cluj in their last European matchup at Roazhon Park.

As for the visitors, sending their shockwaves across Europe with their performance in their 3-1 victory over defending Serie A champions Juventus over the weekend, the mood in Lazio’s camp couldn’t be any higher heading into a must-win contest. With Head Coach Simone Inzaghi watching his side enjoy a five-match winning run across all formats, a huge part of their recent resurge has undoubtedly been their continued success in the final third. Led by leading marksman Ciro Immobile who already has 22 goals for club and country this season, Lazio have bagged a trio of strikes in back-to-back appearances.

Bet: Lazio 5/6 to beat Rennes in Thursday’s Europa League matchup @ Bet 365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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