This Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. (Miami) Villarreal will face Rennes at the El Madrigal Stadium. The match is valid for Matchday 02 of the Europa League.
Villarreal had a decent season last year, finishing in fifth place in La Liga. However, in the current season, the team is facing serious problems with results. After the first eight rounds, they are in 13th position in the table, having only achieved two victories against Mallorca and Almería with scores of 1-0 and 2-1, respectively. In addition, they have drawn twice and suffered four defeats. In the first round of the Europa League, Villarreal failed to score goals in Greece and lost 0-2 against Panathinaikos.
Rennes is another team that has shown its outstanding performance in the past season. They finished in fourth place in the French Ligue 1, leaving them just five points away from qualifying for the Champions League. In the current Ligue 1 season, the team led by Bruno Genesio has had a peculiar start. They won their first match against Metz with a score of 5-1, but then had a series of five consecutive draws. However, they broke that series last weekend by beating Nantes at home 3-1. In the French league standings, they are currently in sixth place. In their first Europa League match this season, Rennes put in an impressive performance, defeating Maccabi Haifa 3-0.