Reims vs Monaco
France Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 3rd November 2018
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Auguste Delaune (Reims).
Reims have had a poor start to the league and so it was welcome relief that they were able to go to Rennes last weekend and win 2-0. Not only were the points welcomed but also the goals, as Reims have struggled in the past five weeks with their firing power.
They are in 9th place and because they have drawn 3 games before they won they have actually gone 4 games unbeaten. Together with Guingamp they have the lowest goals scored in the league which is just 7.
They were dumped out of the French League Cup in embarrassing fashion in midweek against Ligue 2 side Orleans. The game finished 1-1 but they were to lose on penalties. At home they have drawn their last 3 games in a row and have lost once.
Thierry Henry is still to win as Monaco boss, with 1 loss and 2 draws in all competitions and he will be searching for his first win on Saturday evening.
Monaco are in real trouble in 19th place but at least Henry’s side stopped a losing rot of games as they drew last weekend 2-2 to Dijon at home. But the wins are really needed and Henry will know this, his objective this season will be to pull Monaco out of the relegation zone and then out of the bottom half of the league.
Reims vs Monaco: Head to Head
- The last time the teams met here Monaco won 1-0.
- Reims have not beaten Monaco when at home since 2013.
- 4 of the last 5 games here has ended in under 2.5 goals.
Reims vs Monaco: Prediction
Both sides lack confidence but Monaco really does have the better team.
Henry’s influence on the side will have to make a winning impact soon, and if Monaco can play to their strengths there is no reason they cannot beat a Reims side who have played some very poor football this season.
Monaco still have a lot of talent in their team, if they can’t beat a very average Reims side than this will be a very long season for Henry.
Reims vs Monaco: Bet Tips
Monaco to beat Reims at 2.70 (17/10)
Anytime goalscorer: Youri Tielemans at 5.50 (9/2)
Correct Score: Monaco to win 1-0 or 2-1 at 8.00 (7/1) and 10.00 (9/1).