Can AC Milan romp past Rennes in another high-scoring UEL match?

    Rennes vs Milan - 22/02/2024

    Can AC Milan romp past Rennes in another high-scoring UEL match?
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    AC Milan strolled to a 3-0 win over France’s Rennes in their Europa League last-16 playoff first leg at San Siro.

    Will our AI-power score predictor pick Milan to win once more against Rennes when the teams meet in the second leg?

    The Rossoneri won thanks to two goals from Ruben Loftus-Cheek and a goal from Rafael Leao. Milan will now aim to put Rennes away in the second leg.

    Rennes won at the weekend in Ligue 1 by a score of 3-1 over Clermont Foot. The victory came at Rennes’ Roazhon Park. The stadium could be the equaliser in the tie, helping Rennes to fight back.

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    However, they are taking on a strong Milan team. Many of these Milan players were on the team a season ago when they reached the Champions League semifinals.

    Milan couldn’t keep their good form going at the weekend in Serie A. They fell 4-2 in a high-scoring defeat to Monza away from home. It was Milan’s first defeat in seven matches.

    Coach Stefano Pioli has a few injured players to worry about ahead of the fixture. Davide Calabria is nursing a muscle injury and unlikely to be fit. Defenders Fikayo Tomori and Pierre Kalulu are both ruled out with leg injuries. Tommaso Pobega is also out of action with an injury.

    Olivier Giroud continues to lead Milan in goal scoring stats. He has 12 goals in all competitions. Remarkably, the French striker also has 10 assists, meaning he has directly contributed to 22 goals in all competitions.

    Rennes midfielders Enzo Le Fee is ruled out following a hamstring injury, and Fabian Rieder is out of action following a foot injury.

    The French club is led in goal scoring statistics by Arnaud Kalimuendo. The forward has 10 goals in all competitions, with two of the goals coming from the penalty spot.

    Manager Julien Stephan will hope his creative players can open up goalscoring chances. Benjamin Bourigeaud, Adrian Truffert, and Le Fee are tied for the team lead in assists with five. However, Le Fee won’t play due to his injury.

    AC Milan surprised many onlookers with the ease in which they defeated Rennes in the first leg. The French side should provide stiffer competition in the second leg, but the tie is already gone.

    Our algorithm predicts AC Milan to pick up a second straight Europa League last 16 win over Rennes. This time, the Rossoneri will win 2-1.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    1X2
    Pred
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    Coef.
    Score
    Live
    coef.
    UEL
    283537
    21-2
    1 - 2
    2.92
    2.63
    2.60 3.50 2.63 no no no
    FT
    3 - 2(1 - 1)
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