Reims vs Caen
France Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 22nd December 2018
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Auguste Delaune (Reims).
Given that Reims objective this season was simply not to be relegated after coming back up from Ligue 2 then they are having a very successful season. Currently they reside in 8th place on 25 points and are a huge 9 points safe of the bottom three. Reims should be safe this season and getting another 3 points at the weekend should underline that.
Reims have been frustrating this season and have only won 33% of their games so far. But they have some form with just one defeat in their last four games and their last game ended in a 2-1 home win over Strasbourg who the week before had forced a 1-1 draw against PSG.
Reims have won 15 of their 25 points at home and have won 3 of their last 4 matches in front of their home fans. They will be expected to beat Caen and will start as the favourites to do so. But they do still show too much naivety in defence.
Caen actually played in midweek to make up for some lack of games but it was a positive result as they overcame Toulouse by 2-1. It was a big result also because it moved the club out of the relegation zone.
Away from home Caen has just 1 win from 9 played although they have gone their last 3 games without defeat as they all ended in draws.
Reims vs Caen: Head to Head
- The teams haven’t played here since 2015 where Caen won 1-0.
- Reims have not beaten Caen at home since 2006.
- 3 of the last 4 meetings have ended in under 2.5 goals.
Reims vs Caen: Prediction
This is the type of game that Reims would have lost a couple of months ago. But the side have improved and if they keep disciplined they have every chance to get all three points which would be a major boost for the club. They still have chances to finish in a European place if they keep their heads and find some consistency and this game will tell us a lot . about the home teams mental strength. Our bet is to see the home win.
Reims vs Caen: Bet Tips
Reims to beat Caen at 1.80 (4/5)
Correct Score: Reims to win 2-1 or 1-0 at 9.00 (8/1) and 5.00 (4/1).