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Rennes and Tottenham Hotspur will both try to recover from demoralizing league defeats over the weekend as they fight in battle Europa Conference League Group G on Thursday evening.
Les Rouge et Noir suffered a 2-0 home loss to Reims last time out, while the Spurs’ perfect start to the season ended with a 3-0 loss at Crystal Palace.
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the Bruno Genesio The Rennes revolution has lost some of its momentum in recent weeks as Les Rouge et Noir now suffered a 2-0 defeat to Angers and Reims during a disappointing start to the new Ligue 1 season.
With 26 minutes on the clock, juvenile attacker Hugo Ekitike was in the right place at the right time to open the rankings for Reims by Ilan Kebbal‘s cut-back before another 19-year-old in N’Dri Philippe Koffi burst on the left, curling up with a splendid effort just eight minutes after its introduction.
Now Rennes can only boast one win from their first five Ligue 1 games this season Spurs.
However, Les Rouge et Noir made it into the Conference League group stage with a 5-1 aggregate win over Rosenborg in the qualifying round and took a 2-0 home win before triumphing 3-1 away three weeks ago .
Rennes also had eight games unbeaten at Roazhon Park before being sunk by Reims’ starlets and anything but a top two result would be a Ligue disaster in a Conference League group that included Vitesse and Mura 1 powerhouses mean.
With the off-field efforts related to the South American contingent, Tottenham Hotspur sought to maintain their perfect start to the season against Crystal Palace, its new boss Patrick Vieira didn’t need any additional incentive to get one through Spurs again.
The Spurs’ defensive resilience came to the fore in wins over Manchester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Watford, but thereafter Japhet Tanganga saw red, Wilfried Zaha Before that, shot the prelude from the penalty spot Odsonne EdouardOn his 10-minute debut, he picked up a brace for the Lilywhites on a humiliating day.
Nuno Espirito SantoThe perfect start to life in the Premier League with Spurs shouldn’t last forever, and the Portuguese has already suffered a European defeat against Pacos de Ferreira with Tottenham, but the club from north London won convincingly for the second time with 3: 0 After a 1-0 defeat in the first leg, move into the Conference League group stage.
After four consecutive seasons in the Champions League from 2016-17 to 2019-20, last season’s Europa League knockout against Dinamo Zagreb in the round of 16 was quite a downturn for Spurs, whose supporters may not be as enthusiastic about the prospect European third division team this season.
Thursday’s game will be the first ever Rennes-Tottenham clash in any competition, but the French side have faced two London clubs in Chelsea and Arsenal in previous European tournaments, recording one win and three losses.
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Rennes attacker Martin Terrier was sent off in the 27th minute against Reims with a suspected thigh problem and is unlikely to be available here with a winger Jeremy documentary also with an achilles tendon problem.
Kamaldeen Sulemana should deserve an immediate call back to the left while in Terrier’s absence Loic Bade is returning from a domestic suspension and should supplant Warmed Omari in the rear of the hosts.
Genesio lost too Alfred Gomis (Quarantine), Birger Meling (Adductor) and Lovro Majer (hip) before losing to Reims and it would be a surprise to see a member of the trio on Thursday.
Tottenham remains without Davinson Sanchez, Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso due to quarantine regulations, while Tanganga’s dismissal in Selhurst Park means nothing for European encounters.
Son Heung-min, Ryan Sessegnon and Steven Bergwijn probably won’t return after an injury while either Eric Dier is also expected to be absent after being injured against Palace.
Santo should be a relatively strong team given the caliber of their opponents, but there could be opportunities for Bryan Gil, Pierluigi Gollini and maybe even Tanguy Ndombele to impress.
Rennes possible starting grid:
Salt; Traore, Aguerd, Bade, Truffert; Santamaria, Bourigeaud, Tait; Laborde, Guirassy, Sulemana
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting line-up:
Gollini; Doherty, Rodon, Tanganga, Davies; Skip, Ndombele, Winks; Clarke, Lucas, Gil
Probability: Rennes 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Santo has bigger fish to fry with Chelsea waiting for Spurs at the weekend and the Portuguese will likely put up plenty of fringe players in a line-up that is otherwise nowhere near full.
Both Rennes and Spurs are expected to claim the top two spots in this group but we cannot separate them on this occasion and we expect a score to be played on Thursday.