Reims vs Lens
Coupe de France.
Date: Sunday, 6th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 08:15 UK/ 09:15 CET
Venue: Stade Auguste-Delaune (Reims).
Reims will take on in-form Lens in a Coupe de France match on Sunday. These two teams have a rich history of rivalry between them and we could possibly see an intense game.
The hosts are having a great first season in Ligue 1 after getting promoted this year. As it stands they are inside the top-10 in the league which is great achievement for a newcomer. But recent form has let them down a bit. Only 1 win in the last 5 matches has made their inability to win against small teams visible. The problems do not end there.
The home defense has conceded more goals than what they scored in the League. This will prove costly as they are getting ready to face their old rivals in the Cup.
Lens is third in the Ligue 2 table right now but is literally miles away from the automatic promotion. A 6 match unbeaten run has come to an end with a loss against Ajaccio in December.
More than 2.5 goals were recorded in 4 of their recent 5 matches in all competitions. Away from home they are enjoying a 4 match unbeaten run that includes 2 wins.
Lens has managed to score at least goals in 4 of their recent 5 matches on the road. So we can expect a high scoring match on Sunday against the team managed by David Guion.
Reims vs Lens: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Reims has won 2 and lost only once in the last 5 matches against Lens.
- Under 2.5 goals came in 4 of those 5 matches.
- Lens have 2 wins and a defeats against Reims in the last 5 matches played at this venue.
- Less than 2.5 goals came in total on 3 of those previous 5 h2h home games of Reims.
Reims vs Lens: Prediction
Reims is unbeaten against the Blood and Gold in 3 h2h matches at present. They look good to keep that run going further. The kind of competition the home side had this season have certainly prepared them for facing teams like Lens. With home advantage we can place our bets on the home side to win with 1.95 odds.
Philippe Montanier’s side is scoring plenty in recent matches. They have found the net a minimum of 2 times in 4 of their previous 5 matches. The home side has also scored in 4 of their recent 5 games. So a bet can be placed on both teams scoring with 2.00 odds.
Reims vs Lens: Betting Tips
Reims to win @ 1.95 (10/11).
Both teams to score @ 2.00 (1/1).