Reims vs Montpellier Prediction and Match Preview

Reims vs Montpellier 2018-19 French Ligue 1 by LeagueLane

Reims vs Montpellier
2018/19 French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 1st September 2018
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Auguste-Delaune (Reims).

Even though we are only 3 games into the new season Reims could be a contender for the team where we just don’t know which one will turn up next weekend.

The club got off to a superb start by winning at Nice and then beating Lyon at home. But then some of the old demons from a few seasons resurfaced and they lost 4-1 at Amiens. The defeat was one thing, but to lose in that manner seemed odd for a team that had started so strong.

Of course it didn’t help Reims that they had to play an hour with 10 men after Metanire was sent off. Hopefully the club will be relishing this game at home to Montpellier who have been a staple fixture in Ligue 1 for many seasons now.

Montpellier have had an average start to the season that didn’t start well after they lost their opening game at home to Dijon. But then they beat Amiens 2-1 away and followed that up with a draw against St Etienne, so right now the team are gaining more points away from home, could that be bad news for Reims?

Reims vs Montpellier: Head to Head

  • The last time the teams played here was in 2016 where Montpellier won 3-2.
  • From the last 7 games in Ligue 1 home or away Reims has just 1 victory.

Reims vs Montpellier: Prediction

Both teams look very unpredictable and it is obviously too early in the season to determine if Reims can be a force at home, so our bet here is to see both teams to score. For smaller stakes we will back the final score outcome.

This could be a close match but we do expect goals as both teams’ defences are quite leaky. As the game goes on more gaps should be exposed and we also expect over 2.5 goals for this game.

Reims vs Montpellier: Bet Tips

  • Both teams to score at 2.00 (1/1)
  • Over 2.5 goals at 2.40 (7/5)
  • Correct Score: 2-1 to Reims or 2-1 to Montpellier at 10.00 (9/1) and 10.00 (9/1).