Nimes vs Reims Prediction & Match Preview

Nimes vs Reims
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 11th January 2020
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade des Costieres (Nimes)

Nimes are in a lot of trouble and come into this match in 19th place with 12 points. Only goal difference means they are not bottom of the league and they are now five points from safety. Points need to be picked up.

The club were beaten 3-1 against Marseille in their last game and at home they have the worst record in the league where from a possible 24 points they have earned 8. They have won 2 games all season here and have lost their last two games in front of their home fans, they have also only scored 7 goals all season at home.

Reims are in a great mood after making the semi-finals of the Coupe de la Ligue when they beat Strasbourg in midweek on penalties. They are also unbeaten in their last five games and as a result have climbed up to 6th place. It’s incredible to think that they are just 5 points from a Champions League qualification place although there is a long way to go.

They drew their last game 1-1 v Lyon which was seen as respectable and they were actually losing that game. Away from home is good and they have won 50% of their matches on the road.

Nimes vs Reims: Head to Head

  • In two of the last three meetings the final score has ended 0-0.
  • In the five meetings at Nimes, Reims have only won once.
  • Reims have only scored 1 goal at Nimes in the last three meetings.

Nimes vs Reims: Prediction

This is a fixture littered by draws, although Reims should start as favourites to win the game and certainly have the better team and confidence.

But the problem with the club is that when they are on a high- like reaching the Coupe de la Ligue semi-final they tend to take their eye off the ball and follow up with a disappointing result that is why we will take Nimes to win this on the handicap.

We have chosen the handicap in case the match finishes 0-0, because we would still win and we have to respect that Reims have a superb defence this season.

Nimes vs Reims: Bet Tips:

  • Handicap: Nimes to beat Reims with +1 goal start at 1.57 (4/7)
  • Correct Score: 0-0 or 1-1 at 7.00 (6/1) and 6.00 (5/1).