Vitesse Arnhem will look to keep their Europa Conference League hopes alive on Thursday when they face Stade Rennes in France. The kick-off is at 17.45.

It has been a hit and miss campaign in Europe for Vitesse so far with two wins and two losses from their four games so far. On Thursday, they head to France looking for a result to keep them in the running for a knockout spot.

With Tottenham likely to defeat Mura, Vitesse will need to avoid defeat against Rennes to keep their hopes alive going into the final group game.

Vitesse go into the game on the back of a difficult 3-0 loss to PSV Eindhoven while Stade Rennes made it three wins in a row with a 2-0 victory over Montpellier.

The reverse fixture in Arnhem finished 2-1 to Rennes.

Team News

Vitesse will be without suspended captain Danilho Doekhi and goalkeeper Markus Schubert, while Oussama Darfalou and Hilary Gong are also not available.

Possible Vitesse line-up: Houwen, Dasa, Wittek, Bazoer, Rasmussen, Hajek, Bero, Tronstad, Gboho, Frederiksen, Openda

Jeremy Gelin is out for Rennes but that is the only injury concern. Jeremy Doku has recovered from an injury and the talented winger could feature at some point on Thursday.

Possible Rennes line-up: Gomis, Truffert, Traore, Aguerd, Bade, Majer, Martin, Tait, Terrier, Bourigeaud, Laborde

Odds

Stade Rennes 4/9 Draw 7/2 Vitesse Arnhem 13/2

Vitesse facing a tough task in France

Vitesse have battled hard in the group so far and still have a chance of getting through to the knockout stages. However, they would need at least a draw in France to make that a reality.

That is going to be a very tough task against a Rennes side full of talent and on good form.

Vitesse will need to put in an excellent performance to avoid being knocked out of the competition.




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