Preview: Rennes vs AC Milan

The UEFA Europa League is back in action with another set of matches this week as Rennes lock horns with Stefano Pioli’s AC Milan side in an important clash at the Roazhon Park on Thursday.

Rennes (also known as Stade Reinnais FC, Stade Rennais or STADE RENNAIS FC) and AC Milan (commonly referred to as Milan) meet again 6 days after the 1/16 Final match which AC Milan won 3-0. Rennes are approaching this clash after a victory over Clermont in Ligue 1 last Sunday, however, one part of Rennes has trailed behind in terms of reliability—defence: they have been conceding goals for 3 consecutive home matches now.

AC Milan, on the other hand, are preparing for the match after a loss against Monza in Serie A last Monday. They’re going to need to sort out the problems in the back first to improve the results as they have been conceding goals for 3 consecutive away matches now.

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Rennes have won Clermont in their previous match while AC Milan have lost to Monza in their previous match. Overall, Rennes have won 12 of their last 20 matches, losing 6 and drawing 2, while AC Milan have won 11 of their last 20 matches, losing 5 and drawing 4.

Rennes have won 5 times (3-1 against Clermont on 18th of February, 0-1 against Le Havre on 11th of February, 1-6 against Sochaux on 7th of February, 2-1 against Montpellier on 4th of February and 2-3 against Lyon on 27th of January) and lost once (3-0 against AC Milan on 16th of February) in their most recent 6 matches.

AC Milan have won 4 times (3-0 against Rennes on 16th of February, 1-0 against Napoli on 12th of February, 2-3 against Frosinone on 4th of February and 2-3 against Udinese on 21st of January), lost once (4-2 against Monza on 19th of February) and drew once (2-2 against Bologna on 28th of January) in their most recent 6 matches.


Rennes and AC Milan have met once since February 2024. AC Milan have won that match. The most recent match between them took place on February 16, 2024 at the 1/16 Final of Europa League where AC Milan won 3-0. Rennes have scored 0 goals in these 1 head-to-head match in total while AC Milan have scored 3.

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