Lorient vs Reims
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 6th February 2021
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade du Moustoir (Lorient).
Lorient have put together 3 good games in a row with 2 wins and a draw as they try to climb out of the bottom three. The problem is that they are still there in 18th place although they are only being denied 17th by Nantes and goal difference.
Without the recent form Lorient would be bottom of the league so they have to remember that and the club this season will forever be remembered for beating PSG last week in one of the shocks of the season so far.
In midweek Lorient pulled off another excellent point in drawing away to 5th place Rennes. The match would have felt like a victory for the club given that there were 1-0 down in that game with under ten minutes to play.
Reims drew 0-0 in a dour game with Angers in midweek and come into this encounter in 12th place with 28 points. Their safety seems assured but at the same time they are too far from a European finish and you wonder where their motivation is when they play games now?
Form for Reims is good with just one loss in their last five and they have earned 10 points from their last 15. The club are currently 9 points shy of a European place.
Away from home for Reims it’s a mixed bag and they have won just 3 from their 12 games played. Though the club did win their last away game as they beat Strasbourg 1-0.
Lorient vs Reims Head to Head
- The last time the clubs played here was in 2016 when Lorient beat Reims 2-0.
- Lorient have won the last 2 meetings against Reims.
- There is a 60% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Lorient vs Reims Prediction
Lorient are in form but they face a tricky opponent because Reims are neither very good or very bad. They are unpredictable not like Rennes or PSG and whilst Lorient may start as the underdogs there is no clear favorite here.
Reims are a stubborn side and on their day can defend very well and if they can score early they can make life difficult for the home side.
The temptation on form is to back Lorient but we must remember they have done very well to go 3 games unbeaten and they face a difficult opponent. This could be a very close game but we will back the away side to get the win.
Lorient vs Reims Betting Tips:
Reims to beat Lorient at 2.75 (7/4)
Highest Scoring half: 2nd half at 2.10 (11/10).