Nimes vs Reims
France Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 2 May 2021
Kick-Off at 14.00 UK
Venue: Stade des Costieres.
Nimes wasted a huge opportunity to grab salvation points last weekend at Stade Biollaert-Delelis where they failed to take advantage of an extra man on the pitch for more than an hour of the game against Lens.
Les Crocodiles failed to register more than a couple of shots on target in the entire game and eventually lost 2-1 after conceding the 76th-minute goal.
It was the fourth straight league match without a win for Pascal Plancque and his team who have now dropped into the bottom-two in the Ligue 1 standings after Nantes’ victory at Strasbourg in the previous round.
Les Crocodiles are thus in a must-win situation on Sunday afternoon when they welcome mid-table Reims to Stade des Costieres.
The visitors have all but secured the top-flight survival and do not have much to play for in the remaining four rounds of the season.
Nimes vs Reims Head-to-head
- The draw has been the most frequent of the outcomes in the history of this match-up. It came in on 7 occasions in 15 games.
- Nimes will rely on the fact they have only lost 3 of 15 matches against Les Rouges et Blancs over the course of history.
- Les Crocodiles will go into this on the back of three victories and a draw in the last four clashes against Reims.
- Les Rouge et Blancs did not score a single goal in the last five meetings with Nimes.
Nimes vs Reims Prediction
Reims drew seven of their last ten league affairs. They will travel to Stade des Costieres off the back of a 1-3 defeat to Olympique Marseille, though. David Guion will be without his first-choice centre-back Wout Faes who was sent off last weekend.
The visitors’ head coach will also be worried about the lack of attacking creativity his men showed in the last three matches. Reims managed to find the back of the net just once along the way.
Looking at the motivation factor, as well as the head to head tradition and Reims’ non-inspiring attacking form in the last several weeks, we are tempted to back the home win pick at the odds of 2.25.
Under 2.5 goals FT also looks like a great betting option at the 1.72 odds based on everything written above.
Nimes vs Reims Bet Tips
Nimes to win @ 2.25
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72