Lyon vs Reims
French Ligue 1
Date: Friday 13th March 2020
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Groupama Stadium.
Lyon return home and if the objective is to finish the season in a European place they are 9 points off of their target.
The club lost a closely fought battle away to Lille last weekend in a 1-0 defeat, given that Lille are in 4th place and one of Lyon’s direct rivals this was seen as a must win game.
Now the club must restart all of their hard work against one of the meanest defences in Ligue 1 in Reims.
Before that defeat Lyon had climbed up the table and had gone 3 games undefeated. The club have only won 5 games at home this season, although recent home form has been positive and they are undefeated here for the past four games.
Reims are in 5th place but are just one point in front of Lyon. They come here undefeated in their last 4 games and last weekend they beat Brest 1-0.
They have conceded 21 goals this season which is the best in the league and like Lyon they are aiming to try and finish in a European place.
From 42 points away from home Reims has won 19. They have drawn their last two games on the road with their last match finishing 1-1 at Monaco and that result was seen as impressive.
Reims lost only 1 away game this year in the league which came against Strasbourg.
Lyon vs Reims: Head to Head
- The last two games between the clubs has finished with the same correct score of 1-1.
- 5 from the last 7 meetings has seen both teams to score.
- Reims have not won at Lyon since 2013.
- There is a 60% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Lyon vs Reims: Prediction
Lyon will start as favourites and they have the team to beat Reims, but Reims can be a very difficult opponent to break down.
What has been interesting is that from the last six games played at Lyon between the two clubs the highest scoring half is equal with 3 each. However the last 3 games played here the goals have been higher in the 2nd half.
With Reims defence better than ever we are not suggesting that Lyon can’t win this game but we also believe they will have to work very hard at it and that the goals won’t come until the 2nd half, so this will be one of our choices for this game.
Lyon vs Reims: Betting Tips
Highest Scoring Half: 2nd half at 2.10 (11/10)
Anytime goalscorer: Karl Toko Ekambi (Lyon) at 2.50 (6/4).