Home  /  Football  /  Both Teams Are Yet To Win A Match In The Tournament

Celtic v Rennes Betting: Scottish side slight favourites for Group I clash

Celtic's under pressure manager Neil Lennon is in need of a positive result when his side take on Rennes at Celtic Park on Thursday night. The two sides prop up Group I in the Europa League as neither are yet to win a match and we fancy the wait for victory could go on, with the draw looking a decent punt at 9/4 in the betting with Boylesports.

The Scottish side are third in the group on goal different but are on a dismal run of form after winning just three of their last eight matches in all competitions. It is a run that has increased the pressure on Lennon as his side languish in third place in the SPL - 12 points behind league leaders Rangers.

They are however unbeaten in their last five European home matches and managed to earn a 1-1 draw against Rennes in France two weeks ago. Celtic are fortunate to be in the competition after they took the place of FC Sion, who were eliminated due to transfer irregularities, and now is the time for them to take their chances in the tournament, with Boyles making them marginal favourites to win this match at 5/4.

Lennon must do without Emilio Izaguirre, Scott Brown and Kris Commons, but Anthony Stokes has been one bright spark. Stokes has scored three goals in his last five appearances and he can be backed at 6/1 in the first goalscorer betting with Boyles.

However, Celtic have conceded first in four of their last five matches and Rennes to score first can be backed at 23/20. Rennes themselves have problems as they are sixth in Ligue One, albeit with the best away record in the division - 12 points from seven away matches.

Victor Montano has scored five goals this season, including one goal in two Europa League appearances, and the Colombian striker is 6/1 to score first. But goals have been hard to come by as they have failed to score in their last two matches, with Celtic 13/5 to win this week's match with a clean sheet.

Their last eight matches have all involved under 2.5 goals and we fancy under 2.5 is the way to go, with Boylesports.com offering 4/5 for that particular bet this week.

It is effectively a must-win match for both sides, but neither look particularly capable of showing the class to take the three points. Rennes have lost their last five European away matches, while Celtic have lost three of their last four home matches against French opposition.

A draw would do little for either sides' hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages but it looks the most likely result and the correct score of 0-0 can be backed at 17/2.

Celtic v Rennes Form

Check the season's statistics for both Celtic and Rennes, plus the odds ahead of Thursday's match.

Celtic Stats | Rennes Stats

Celtic v Rennes Tips

Tip #1: Match to finish as a draw @ 9/4 with Boylesports.com
Tip #2: Under 2.5 goals in the match @ 4/5 with Boylesports.com
Tip #3: Rennes to score first @ 23/20 with Boylesports.com

Celtic v Rennes Betting

Match Odds

5/4 Celtic
9/4 Draw
2/1 Rennes

Correct Score Odds

6/1 Celtic 1-0
9/1 Celtic 2-0
8/1 Celtic 2-1
17/2 Draw 0-0
11/2 Draw 1-1
14/1 Draw 2-2
15/2 Rennes 1-0
14/1 Rennes 2-0
10/1 Rennes 2-1

First Goalscorer Odds

11/2 Gary Hooper
6/1 Anthony Stokes
6/1 Victor Montano
6/1 Youssef Hadji
7/1 Georgios Samaras
7/1 Julien Feret
8/1 Jires Kembo Ekoko
8/1 James Forrest
8/1 Jonathan Pitroipa
8/1 Yacine Brahimi
17/2 No Goalscorer

Odds supplied by Boylesports.com, who provide a variety of betting markets, including in-running betting, for all the week's Europa League matches.

10 Latest Football Articles

Swansea v Man Utd Betting PreviewMan Utd Taken To Out Gun Swans At The Liberty
Swansea V Man Utd Betting Preview
28th Aug
Redmond in cracking formNorwich City can take advantage of Southamptons sluggish start
Redmond In Cracking Form
28th Aug
Man City looking to make it 4 wins out of 4Back six outright wins in Saturdays Super 6
Man City Looking To Make It 4 Wins Out Of 4
28th Aug
Man Utd enjoy a gentle reintroduction to EuropeMan City on the drift after another Group of Death draw in the Champions League
Man Utd Enjoy A Gentle Reintroduction To Europe
28th Aug
Lukaku has scored 6 in his last 4 away from homeBack Lukaku to help Everton secure a positive result at Spurs
Lukaku Has Scored 6 In His Last 4 Away From Home
27th Aug
Treble pays a tasty 14/1Lyon and Montpellier star in our Ligue 1 best bets
Treble Pays A Tasty 14/1
27th Aug
Coupon pays 9/2Valencia Real Sociedad and Celta Vigo tipped in this weekends La Liga treble
Coupon Pays 9/2
27th Aug
Both Teams To Score In Torino Fiorentina ClashSerie A Treble Bet Headlined By Inter and Atalanta As We Search For More Success
Both Teams To Score In Torino Fiorentina Clash
27th Aug
Back both teams to score at St James ParkNewcastle and Arsenal can get back on the goal trail in the North East
Back Both Teams To Score At St James Park
27th Aug
BTTS at Stuttgart and DarmstadtBoth teams to score is the order of the day in the latest Bundesliga treble
BTTS At Stuttgart And Darmstadt
26th Aug

Archive - Previous 5 Football Articles

Rubin V Tottenham Betting Back Spurs To Earn A Draw In Russia
Spurs are unbeaten in eleven matches
2nd Nov
Villarreal V Man City Betting Tempting Odds For Dzeko To Score First
City favourites to win Group A clash
1st Nov
Man Utd V Otelul Galati Betting Reds Odds On To Secure A Big Win
Wayne Rooney heads the first scorer betting
1st Nov
Man Utd Slight Favourites In The Latest Carling Cup Betting
Kind draw sees United host Crystal Palace in the last eight
31st Oct
Genk V Chelsea Betting Scorecast Provides Tempting Odds At The Cristal Arena
Chelsea odds on to win Group E Clash
31st Oct

Headline News

Cable Bay Likely To Be Next Best At GoodwoodOdds On Kodi Bear Should Claw His Way To Celebration Mile Win
Cable Bay Likely To Be Next Best At Goodwood
Man City looking to make it 4 wins out of 4Back Six Outright Wins In Saturdays Super 6
Man City Looking To Make It 4 Wins Out Of 4
Lukaku has scored 6 in his last 4 away from homeBack Lukaku To Help Everton Secure A Positive Result At Spurs
Lukaku Has Scored 6 In His Last 4 Away From Home
Redmond in cracking formNorwich City Can Take Advantage Of Southamptons Sluggish Start
Redmond In Cracking Form
Swansea v Man Utd Betting PreviewMan Utd Taken To Out Gun Swans At The Liberty
Swansea V Man Utd Betting Preview

Open a Paddy Power account by using any link on this site, place your first bet and Paddy Power will match it with a free bet, up to £50.

Open Account - £50 Free Bet

£50 free bet with William Hill.

  • Open an account at William Hill and and use the promotion code DIRECT50.
  • Deposit funds and place your first bet
  • William Hill match your first bet with a free bet up to a maximum of £50.

Open Account - Claim £50 Free With William Hill

Claim a sign up bonus offer of £200 with bet365.

  • bet365 match your first deposit with a 100% bonus
  • Deposit anywhere between £10 and £200 to claim this massive offer

Open Account - Claim a £200 sign up offer at bet365

Ladbrokes are one of the best known bookmakers in the UK and are offering a free £50 bet when you sign up as a new customer. Register using the bonus code F50 and they'll match your first bet with a free bet up to £50.

Open Account - Bet with Ladbrokes - Click Here

Betfred will give you a free £30 bet when you open a new account and have a first bet of at least £10.

  • Open a new betting account with Betfred
  • Have a bet of at least £10
  • Betfred will give you a free £30 bet

Open Account - Bet £10 Get 30 with Betfred

Get free bets totalling £50 with bookmaker Sky Bet

  • Place your first bet with a stake of just £50.
  • Skybet will give you a £50 free bet!
  • Skybet will also give you a £5 free bet every week!

Open Account - Get £50 in free bets with Sky Bet

Open an account with online bookmaker BetVictor and get £50 in free bets. BetVictor will match your first bet with a free bet to the same value, up to a maximum of £50.

Open Account - Open a new account at BetVictor

Bookmark This Page

TwitterGoogleMixxPropellerStumble UponDiggRedditYahoo