Chelsea vs Rennes Prediction, 11/4/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chelsea vs Rennes
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Location: Stamford Bridge in London, England
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Chelsea (-154) Rennes (+340)
Stamford Bridge is the venue where Kai Havertz and Chelsea (1-1-0 in Champions League) will take on Rennes (0-1-1 in Champions League) on Wednesday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea and Alfred Gomis for Rennes. Rennes are at at +340 while Chelsea are at -154. The O/U is set at 2.75.
Chelsea faced off with Burnley in their last match and earned the victory with a final of 3 - 0. Chelsea tried 14 dribbles in this contest and converted 5 of those attempts for a rate of 35.7%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 90.1% rate by converting 620 of the 688 passing targets in their last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Chelsea walked away from the pitch at a 61.5% rate by putting 8 shots on target out of 13 total shots. Chelsea is averaging 2.29 g/90 (16 goals in total) and have accounted for 10 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Kai Havertz is a player who should be able to impact this game for Chelsea. Havertz has been a starter in 106 matches so far in his career and he has earned 0.35 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Germany has recorded 37 goals in 9,495 professional minutes played. He has totaled 22 assists while accumulating 11 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Timo Werner, the forward representing for Germany. Werner has played 16,257 mins in 184 starting assignments and has earned himself 12 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 37 times during his career and he has scored 95 goals. He is averaging 0.53 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Chelsea will be Kepa Arrizabalaga. Arrizabalaga (78-44-60 record during his soccer career) has recorded 56 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 30.6% shutout percentage. The keeper playing for Chelsea has had 709 shots attempted at him in 183 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.22 (222 goals conceded) and he has a save % of .693. Arrizabalaga has played for 16,415 mins and has accumulated 494 saves so far in his career.
For their last game, Rennes earned three points by winning 2 - 1 against Brest. They wrapped up this outing by converting 768 of the 797 attempted passes earning a rate of 96.4%. Rennes had a 45.5% successful dribble percentage by converting 5 out of the 11 dribbles they pursued. Rennes connected on 8 SoT out of their 24 shots attempted earning them a 33.3% clip in their last match. Having accumulated 17 goals and 15 assists in all their contests, Rennes has an average of 1.89 goals and 1.67 assists per 90.
Sehrou Guirassy will be counted on for Rennes. He scores 0.39 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 88 matches in his career. The forward representing France has accumulated 8,326 mins while scoring 36 goals. He has 13 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted on a goal 7 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Martin Terrier, the forward representing for Rennes. Terrier has been handed 6 yellow card cautions in 5,107 mins (55 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.26. He has scored 15 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 5 times.
Alfred Gomis will be looking after the goal for Rennes. So far in his career, Gomis has given up 223 goals and has tallied 595 stops in 199 starts. He has allowed 1.13 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 66-59-69. He has a save % of .737 and his clean sheet rate is currently 32.7%. Gomis has accumulated 65 clean sheets while defending 805 shots tried against him in 17,778 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Rennes (+340)
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