Reims vs Lyon
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 21st December 2019
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Auguste Delaune.
Reims have moved up to 6th and after hitting poor form the club seem to have turned a page and are winning again. Indeed, they are unbeaten in their last 5 games and have won their last two matches coming into this one.
On top of that Reims are in the quarter finals of the League Cup after knocking out Montpellier 1-0, so it has been a positive few weeks for the club.
Reims have 27 points and if Nantes slip up, they could finish the year in 5th place. At home they have lost just once but almost 60% of their games have finished in draws. But their defence has been excellent, and they have only conceded 4 goals at home this season.
Lyon are the sleeping giant and life under new coach Rudi Garcia hasn’t always been great. They did beat Toulouse 4-1 though to move into the quarter finals of the League Cup. But Lyon have found it hard to gain consistency in the league. Looking great one week and average the next.
They are in 8th place and 5 points from a top 4 place but Lyon are really only looking at 2nd place and a chance to play in the Champions League and on that account, they are 10 points behind.
Reims vs Lyon: Head to Head
- The last time the teams met here Reims won 1-0.
- Reims have won the last two meetings over Lyon when at home.
- Lyon have not beaten Reims since 2015.
Reims vs Lyon: Prediction
Lyon has the better team, but Reims have the better, stronger and clearer mindset and that can go a long way.
Lyon have struggled to beat Reims in recent games, and we think with Reims on good form they could struggle again. We expect to see goals in this one though and will opt for over 2.5 goals.
Reims will be determined to win this match as they try and eye a European place. Lyon at this time don’t seem up for the fight when it comes to a team that will put pressure on them.
For this we will back the home win, we aren’t fully convinced of Lyon’s qualities especially away from home.
Reims vs Lyon: Bet Tips:
Reims to beat Lyon at 2.50 (6/4)
Over 2.5 goals at 2.25 (5/4).