Reims vs Montpellier
France – League Cup
Date: Tuesday 17th December 2019
Kick off at 17:45 UK/ 18:45 CET
Venue: Stade Auguste Delaune (Reims).
It’s the last 16 of the French Cup and Reims will be at home to Montpellier in this all Ligue 1 fixture.
Montpellier beat Nancy 3-2 in the last round to make it here and Reims overcame Bourg-Peronnas 2-1. Both teams would love to advance to the next round and a possible final and or win would be massive for both clubs.
Reims are in good form in the league where they have gone the last 5 games without defeat and have won their last two games in a row. At home Reims have lost just 1 game all season but they have drawn 5 of their 9 games. They have had a mean defence at home where they have only conceded 4 goals all season.
Montpellier’s form is poor with just 1 win in their last 5 and they are arguably experiencing their worst form of the season. From 9 games away from home they are yet to win but have drawn 5 of these matches and lost 4. Their last game ended in a 2-1 defeat against Lille.
Reims vs Montpellier: Head to Head
The last time the teams played here Reims won 1-0.
The clubs have not met in the French League Cup since 2011 when Reims won 1-0.
In the last 3 meetings when Reims has been at home Montpellier have won 2 of those games.
Reims vs Montpellier: Prediction
This is set to be a very close game where the match will be decided probably in midfield. Which team can control the pace of the game and which team wants the win more?
Form wise Reims has the advantage and the club are playing good football. We don’t think that their defence will suddenly be poor in this game and because of all these factors, we are going to back Reims to get the win here.
It is worth checking team news first though in case one of these clubs rests too many first teamers. If so, go for our second choice to see under 2.5 goals.
Reims vs Montpellier: Bet Tips
Reims to beat Montpellier at 2.25 (5/4)
Under 2.5 goals at 1.50 (1/2).