Group leaders Rennes can secure their place in the knockout phase with a win in this match. They play host to third placed Vitesse who are on six points. Rennes are four points ahead of them and a win will ensure that they are group winners if second placed Tottenham draw or lose. A loss for Rennes will mean they have to win or draw their last match away to Tottenham. The French side have won their last six home matches and have only lost once in the last seventeen home matches. Their record at home in European competitions is not great having only won four of their last 18 matches. Some of these matches do include the much tougher Champions League. They are however unbeaten in the group this season with three wins and a draw.
Vitesse are on six points and still have a chance to qualify but they desperately need to win. If they lose or draw and Tottenham win then they their qualifying chances are over. If they draw and second place Tottenham also draw then a win in their final match could be enough to see them through depending on other results. They have been inconsistent so far with each win followed by a loss, they are yet to draw a match. Vitesse have lost their last two away matches but prior to that were on a five game winning run away from home. The visitors have lost their last three away matches to French opposition.
Rennes will look to continue their good form at home and we are backing them to overcome Vitesse and top the group. If they win this match and avoid defeat in their last match against Tottenham then they will be assured of top spot. We expect under 2.5 goals to be scored.