Lyon vs Reims
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 29th November 2020
Kick off at 12:00 UK/ 13:00 CET
Venue: Groupama Stadium.
We will kick off early on Sunday for these batch of Ligue 1 games and the first one will pit Lyon against Reims where the home side will be the odds on favourites to win.
Lyon would have been encouraged to see PSG lose last weekend and the gap to them seems reachable, so every game is going to count. The club who dominated French football in the 2000s have come into this weekend in 3rd place with 20 points.
In their first 11 games Lyon have lost just once and with 18 goals scored they are firing on all cylinders. Recent form is good and the club have picked up 13 points from their last 15.
Lyon have won their last 2 games in a row and at home the club remain unbeaten. It is possible that not having any European football has benefited the club so far.
Reims had picked up form at the end of October but last weekend it felt like the beginning of the season again when they put in a poor display to lose 1-0 at home to Nimes.
This is a result that has left the club in 17th place and just one point from the relegation zone. Though a win depending on other games could see them climbing a couple of places.
Lyon vs Reims: Head to Head
- The last two meetings between the sides have ended with the same correct score of 1-1.
- Reims haven’t won at Lyon in the league since 2013.
- There is a 70% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Lyon vs Reims: Prediction
This is a fixture that usually has very few goals in it but we think we will see quite a few. Lyon are in good form and Reims defence has not been its best and they have conceded 19 goals, surely Lyon will be able to punish them more.
One thing to note is that Reims are very good at upping their game when they face teams of quality and will probably play with five at the back and try to frustrate their opponents.
Reims are like a different team when they face the very good teams and that is why whilst we think Lyon will win we will look at the value and take on Reims to win on the handicap.
Lyon vs Reims Bet Tips:
Handicap: Reims to beat Lyon with a +2 goal start at 1.62 (8/13)
Both teams to score at 1.80 (4/5).