Reims vs Lille
France Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 6th April 2019
Kick off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade Auguste Delaune (Reims)
Reims have been very consistant since October and are challenging for a top six place which nobody could have predicted this season as they have come back up from Ligue 2.
Reims have the chance to claim a Europa League position but in midweek they suffered a heavy loss away to Strasbourg and lost 4-0. Still they are back at home and can put the pressure on Marseille for that 4th spot if they can win on Sunday. Reims are unbeaten at home in 2019.4.6
Lille are in 2nd place and have to fend off only Lyon to reach the Champions League, they currently have a 4 point lead over them and this can still go either way with 8 games left to play.
Apart from losing against Monaco Lille have been in good form and won their last game 3-2 at Nantes. Lille has the 2nd best away record in the league where they have won 9 from 15 games played and are unbeaten in their last 5 matches.
Reims vs Lille: Head to Head
Earlier this season in the reverse fixture the teams drew 1-1.
The teams haven’t played at Lille since 2016 when Lille won 2-0.
The last time the teams played at Reims, Reims won 1-0.
The last 3 meetings has all been under 2.5 goals.
Reims vs Lille: Prediction
Lille have shown their qualities away from home and their fighting spirit and they are a better side than Reims.
At the same time Reims have had some excellent results this season but the problem with the team is that when they are really asked the question to go the extra mile they usually fail.
This could end up being a very close game but it is difficult not to back Lille here, but do so for minimum stakes. We will also back the very talented Nicolas Pepe to get on the score sheet for them.
Reims vs Lille : Bet Tips
Lille to beat Reims at 2.63 (13/8)
Anytime goalscorer: Nicolas Pepe (Lille) at 2.63 (13/8).