Reims vs Saint-Etienne
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 8th December 2019
Kick off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade Auguste Delaune.
Reims have not won for over 2 months and week by week they keep slipping down the league. They come into this game in 11th place but the positive news is that they have 21 points and are just 5 points behind 4th place and a European finish, but the club will need to hit good form.
In one sense Reims season has been successful given that they have the best defence statistically. They have only conceded 8 goals all season. The club have only lost 1 game in their last five, but the other four matches have been draws. Their last match finished 1-1 against Bordeaux.
Reims have lost just one game at home, but they have drawn almost 70% of their games. Along with Dijon the club have only scored 11 goals all season which is the equal worst record.
Saint Etienne are in 6th place and are 4 points ahead of Reims so they could really stretch their lead over them here. Form is good with just one defeat in their last five and their last match ended in a superb 4-1 win at home against Nice.
The club have earned almost 50% of their points away from home and from 8 games have won 4 and lost 4. They lost their last away match against Rennes.
Reims vs Saint-Etienne: Head to Head
- Last season Saint Etienne won here 2-0.
- In the last 5 meetings where Reims have been at home to Saint Etienne, they have failed to beat them.
- The last 3 meetings have all ended in under 2.5 goals.
Reims vs Saint-Etienne: Prediction
One big advantage for Reims of course is that they didn’t have to play in midweek as their game with Amiens was called off by fog.
So, Reims have had much more rest than their opponents. The problem is that Saint Etienne get good results here and Reims are simply not scoring goals.
This is why we think this game could be low scoring but could open up in the second half. There isn’t much between the teams but confidence wise that must side with Saint Etienne.
This will be a cautious match and we do not expect to see a flurry of goals with the game mostly taking place in midfield.
Reims vs Saint Etienne: Betting Tips
Highest Scoring Half: 2nd half at 1.91 (10/11)
Under 2.5 goals at 1.50 (1/2)