Reims vs Strasbourg
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 15 December 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Auguste-Delaune II (Reims).
Mid-table rivals Reims and Strasbourg are set to lock horns on Saturday evening in the 18th round of Ligue 1. Even though a number of matches from the previous Matchday were postponed, both of these sides were in action last Sunday.
Reims bounced back from a 0-1 defeat to Toulouse by producing an impressive performance away at the second-placed Lille last weekend. They were just moments away from snatching the victory at Stade Pierre-Mauroy, but were unlucky to see Lille equalizing from penalty in the sixth minute of the added time on the occasion. Furthermore, Les Rouges et Blanc also offered a strong performance in the mentioned defeat to Toulouse, but they just failed to convert any of numerous goal-scoring opportunities in front of La Tefece’s goal. Can they back up the 1-1 draw at Lille with a result here against Strasbourg?
Reims vs Strasbourg: Head-to-head
These two sides battled it out together in the second tier of the French football back in the 2016/17 campaign.
Reims took four points from two clashes with Le Racing back then (2-1 and 1-1).
Both teams were on the scoreline in all of past five head to head affairs, including the 3-3 draw in a pre-season friendly this summer.
Reims won two and drew one of three home encounters against Strasbourg.
Reims vs Strasbourg: Prediction
The hosts have played very well of late, but so have Strasbourg. Le Racing became only the second team in the league to have avoided a defeat against reigning champions PSG. They held Thomas Tuchel’s machinery to a 1-1 draw ten days ago at Stade de la Meinau.
However, Strasbourg failed to back up such result by playing only a 2-2 draw at home to Caen last weekend. They were in front on two separate occasions with goals form Pablo Martinez and Lebo Mothiba, but Caen found the answer both times to leave Strasbourg undefeated.
Reims are very tough to break down, while Strasbourg played three consecutive BTTS matches in Ligue 1. Making the difference will be a very tough task for both teams in this evenly-matches contest which is why we see the draw as the best of betting options at 3.10 odds here.
Reims vs Strasbourg: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.10 (21/10)
Correct Score 1-1 @ 6.00 (5/1).