Reims vs Lille
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 1 September 2019
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade Auguste-Delaune (Reims).
Reims have, so far, failed to pull off a match-winning worthy performance since their opening day victory and are now winless in their last two match weeks. The squad were handed their first defeat on the road in their previous fixture against newly-promoted side Brest, while in the comforts of their home, they were held to a less than exciting stalemate by Strasbourg.
Lille bounced back, last week, from the shock defeat that they succumbed to against Amiens and picked up an emphatic win over St. Etienne with a 3-0 scoreline. The runners up of last season were much the better side in that game and took sixteen attempts at goal, seven of which were right on target.
The visitors will be coming into the matchup this Sunday, on the back of that positive result, and will be hoping to capitalize on it when they face off against the inconsistent Reims side.
Reims vs Lille Head to head (h2h)
- Two out of their previous five meetings have seen Lille register the win.
- Their last encounter finished in a 1-1 draw.
- Both teams have got their names on the scoresheet thrice in their previous five games.
- Only one of their last five games has featured over 2.5 goals scoring one.
Reims vs Lille Prediction
Although the home team did taste success in their opener against Marseille with a 2-0 scorecard, the fact that they have not been successful in repeating the same for the past two weeks are an indication that they are yet to find their groove in the new campaign.
Furthermore, Reims have clinched a win just once in their last five home games in the Ligue 1. They have been at the receiving end of seven goals in the process, and have responded with just four of their own.
The away side have not defeated Reims in their last five visits to this venue. However, it needs saying that the guests have lost just two of their previous nine outings in the domestic league and have already hit the ground running with two wins in the bag.
Considering that the hosts have been off to a stuttering start, there is every reason to believe that Lille will be able to hold the home team to a draw if at all they fail to pick up the three points.
Four of the last five clashes between the two sides here have been low scoring ones. Considering that Reims kept a clean sheet in their last matchup at home as well, expect the clash to feature less than 2.5 goals on the scorecards.
Reims vs Lille Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Lille @ 1.40 (2/5)
Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.50 (1/2).