AC Milan vs Rennes match preview, team news, possible lineups and prediction

AC Milan vs Rennes match preview || Imago

AC Milan vs Rennes match preview, team news, possible lineups and prediction

Stephen Oladehinde 16:39 - 15.02.2024

The upcoming football match between AC Milan and Rennes on February 15, 2024, is set to be an intriguing encounter in the UEFA Europa League, Round of 32.

Taking place at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan at 21:00 WAT, this match marks the first time these teams are competing against each other in this context​​​.

Recent Form

AC Milan has shown formidable form in their recent outings, having a mix of wins, draws, and few losses across various competitions. 

Their attacking prowess is highlighted by an average of 2.4 goals scored per match in their recent games, showcasing their offensive capabilities.

Rennes, on the other hand, has also displayed strong performances, with a similar goals scored average to AC Milan in their away matches. However, they've proven slightly more resilient defensively, conceding fewer goals on average in comparison to Milan​​.

Team news and possible lineups

Pierre Kalulu and Fikayo Tomori are unavailable, but Malick Thiaw is back after a hamstring injury that had him sidelined for two months, while winger Samuel Chukwueze has just returned from the AFCON with Nigeria. Meanwhile, Rennes have a fully fit squad ahead of this game.

AC Milan player celebrating || Imago
AC Milan player celebrating || Imago

AC Milan possible XI:

Maignan; Florenzi, Gabbia, Kjaer, Hernandez; Reijnders, Musah; Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Leao; Giroud

Rennes possible XI:

Mandanda; G. Doue, Seidu, Theate, Truffert; Bourigeaud, Matusiwa, Santamaria, D. Doue; Kalimuendo, Terrier


The match is expected to be closely contested, with predictions leaning towards a high-scoring draw, suggesting a possible outcome of 2-2. Both teams have been proficient in scoring, making "both teams to score" a promising bet with odds around 1.81​.

Bettors and fans alike may look towards an "Over 2.5 Goals" scenario, given both teams' offensive records, with an 80% chance of this happening according to predictions​.

Rennes player in action || Imago
Rennes player in action || Imago

Tactical Analysis

AC Milan is known for their attacking football, and is likely to leverage their home advantage to press high and control the game's tempo.

Rennes, not to be underestimated, can counter-attack effectively, exploiting any gaps left by Milan's offensive pushes. Their recent form suggests they can be formidable opponents even away from home.

How to watch

The match is expected to be available on DSTV via the Supersport channel