Reims vs Nantes
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 17th March 2019
Kick off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade Auguste Delaune (Reims).
Reims still have hope of European football as they come into this game in 5th place on 43 points. Although there is a gap of 4 points to Marseille so they can’t afford to slip up with any more points which is what they have been doing.
Reims have drawn their last two games and this came against teams we would have expected them to beat in Amiens and Dijon.
Reims will be happy to return home where they have been very good this season after a slow start. They have only lost 2 times here all season.
But, their problem has been the amount of draws which is almost at 50% for home games. This include drawing 3 matches from their last five games at home.
Nantes are down in 14th but they are safe this season as they are 10 points from the bottom three. Their form has been patchy and you don’t really know how the team will react from week to week.
Still, their away form is poor with 8 losses from 14 games and their last match was a draw against bottom team Guingamp. On paper this should be a home win for Reims.
Reims vs Nantes: Head to Head
Earlier this season the teams drew 0-0.
Reims won this fixture in 2016, 2-1.
Nantes have not won at Reims since 2011.
Reims vs Nantes: Prediction
Reims will need to be focused to get a win here but they are clearly the more motivated team. They made heavy work of Amiens in their last home game where they drew 2-2 but scored a last minute equaliser that tells us there is a lot of fight in this team.
As for Nantes they remain unpredictable but the truth is their motivation will be low. Yet, they won’t go down or finish in a European position.
Thus, there is a lack of motivation from away team and for us, this is a home win.
Reims vs Nantes: Bet Tips
Reims to beat Nantes at 2.20 (6/5).