Reims vs Angers
France – Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday, 3rd February 2021
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stade Auguste Delaune.
Reims are moving up the table and the club will be hoping to keep up this consistency after a first half of the season which was disappointing.
Last weekend Reims beat Strasbourg 1-0 away from home to record their 4th victory in just 3 games and the club are now in 12th place and have 27 points.
This is the best period of form for Reims the whole season and they could move up one place with victory here if Montpellier lose or draw their game on the same night.
Reims have only won 40% of their home games but if we look at recent form only we will see a significant improvement from the side who have won 3 of those games in their last 4 and are unbeaten at home for the last 2 months.
Angers come into this game in 8th place and have 33 points and last weekend they ended 3 games in a row with defeat by beating Nimes 3-1.
Angers could move up 2 places with a win depending on other results but their recent away form is not good and they have just 1 win from their past five games. That includes losing their last 2 in a row. Angers last away game ended in a 2-1 defeat against Bordeaux.
Reims vs Angers: Head to Head
- Last season this fixture ended 0-0.
- 4 out of the last 5 league meetings have ended in under 2.5 goals.
- Reims have not beaten Angers at home since 2016.
Reims vs Angers: Prediction
We fancy Reims to get the job done at home. It is risky with Reims because they can be unpredictable but at the same time the club seem to have found a good system now to play in and look comfortable at home.
Angers have not looked convincing on the road but we do expect this match to be fairly close and history says it isn’t a fixture loaded with goals.
This is a game that will be won in midfield and the pace of the game could be slow so we don’t expect to see much action until the second half, but if Reims keep to their game plan they have every chance to win this encounter.
Reims vs Angers Bet Tips:
Reims to beat Angers at 2.75 (7/4)
Under 2.5 goals at 1.50 (1/2).