Lyon vs Reims Prediction & Match Preview

Lyon vs Reims French Ligue 1 Predictions and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Lyon vs Reims
France – Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday, 1 December 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Groupama Stadium.

Lyon are 7th in the Ligue 1 standings at the moment and they can ill afford too many home slip-ups in the upcoming period.

The hosts won two of the last three league games and we fancy their chances against Reims here. It is worth noting that Lyon are unbeaten at home this season, while Reims have won only one of eight league games on the road.

Lyon vs Reims Head-to-head

  • Lyon were a formidable force in a short history of H2H clashes against Reims on the home patch.
  • Lyon won five, drew one, and lost one of seven home outings against Reims.
  • Just one of the last five head-to-head affairs produced three or more goals.

Lyon vs Reims Predictions & Analysis

Reims are currently enjoying their best form of the season following a thread of three subsequent Ligue 1 games without a defeat.

They have picked up the third victory of the campaign on Sunday afternoon, scoring the late 91st-minute goal in a narrow home win over Clermont.

The head coach Oscar Garcia was satisfied with another strong defensive display from his men who kept their rivals at zero attempts on target on the occasion.

Reims generally conceded only 18 goals in 15 league matches this season. They play tight defensive-minded football under Garcia.

They allowed only one goal in the last three Ligue 1 affairs, and they will travel to Groupama Stadium for mid-week’s 16th round clash against Lyon in the highest of spirits.

However, maintaining the three-game unbeaten streak will be quite a big challenge for Reims here since they are up against one of the strongest teams in the country.

Lyon were also successful at the weekend, celebrating the same 1-0 victory. They saw off Montpellier on the road, courtesy of an early goal from Lucas Paqueta.

Key Stats for Betting

  • Lyon won four and drew three of seven home fixtures this season in Ligue 1.
  • Lyon won five, drew one, and lost one of seven home head-to-head clashes against Reims.
  • Four of the last five head-to-head matches between these two outfits ended with fewer than three goals scored.
  • None of the last three games Reims played saw three or more goals scored.

Tips for Lyon vs Reims

  • Lyon to win @ 1.45 (9/20)
  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.30 (13/10).