Guingamp vs Reims
France Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 26th January 2018
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade de Roudourou (Guingamp).
Guingamp were thrashed 9-0 at PSG in their last league game, and even though we were expecting them to lose, nobody thought it would be by such a high score. The problem the club have now is trying to regain some confidence after such a defeat.
Despite the loss and despite that they are bottom of the league because others just above have also been losing Guingamp still have a very realistic chance to survive.
At home they have won just 1 game all season, but the important fact is that it was their last game here when they beat Rennes 2-1. On form the club would be 16th for the home teams, which is a big improvement for them.
Reims are in 12th place and have double the points of their hosts with 28. They are unbeaten in their last five matches but 4 of these have been draws. Their last game ended 1-1 at home to Nice, but this result would have felt like a loss since they conceded a penalty in the final minute.
Reims have only won twice away from home but have gone the last 3 games unbeaten. While all those results were draws, they did play some very good teams in Marseille, Lille and Lyon.
The Red and Whites have the chance to move into the top 10 with a win at the weekend.
Guingamp vs Reims Head to Head
Earlier this season Reims beat Guingamp 2-1.
The teams have not played at this stadium since 2015, where Reims won.
From the last 4 meetings Guingamp has just 1 win.
Guingamp vs Reims: Prediction
Reims should not be expecting Guingamp to fold again like they did against PSG and we should see quite an open game of football. In effect both teams have nothing to lose at this stage of the season and both have had leaky defences and have looked quite naive this season.
This should mean goals, and the goals market is what we will be concentrating on. We also think the 2nd half will really open up and we will see more goals as the game goes on.
Guingamp vs Reims Betting Tips
Highest Scoring Half: 2nd half at 1.91 (10/11)
Over 2.5 goals at 2.50 (6/4).