Servette vs Reims
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 17 September 2020
Kick-Off at 19.45 UK
Venue: Stade de Geneve, Carouge.
After eight years of waiting and spending some time in tier two Swiss division, Servette are finally back to European competitions. Their first test was successful, easily beating Slovakian opponent Ruzomberok 3-0 a couple of weeks ago. The second round is brining much harder opponent though, one of Ligue 1 representatives Reims.
This match is European debut for the French. They had a great season and earned a spot in this competition after winning 6th place in the league, mainly thanks to phenomenal defending. Bookies see them as warm favourite for the win at 2.40 odds, while chances for Servette to achieve the same are at 2.70.
Servette vs Reims Head-to-head
This is going to be the first head to head encounter between Servette and Reims in history. As stated above, this will be the first time for visitors to appear on European scene.
Servette vs Reims Prediction
Swiss Super League hasn’t started yet, which might be a negative factor for the hosts for not being in competitive rhythm.
During the pre-season they have played two friendly matches, beating Thonon Evian 8-0 FT and Xamax 2-1 FT.
The first Europa League match against Ruzomberok didn’t go as smoothly as result might suggest. Alain Geiger’s squad needed 55 minutes to break the bunker of visitors. Bosnian international Miroslav Stevanovic broke the deadlock, while other goals were scored by Mendy and Antunes later on.
Reims opened their Ligue 1 campaign with awful record. Things looked well for them after snatching a point in the premiere appearance versus Monaco AS (2-2 FT). However, that draw was followed by two consecutive losses to Lille and Angers SCO, both 0-1 FT.
We are not expecting to see an open match here. Visitors are good at defending and lurking for opportunities through counter attacks. Under 2.5 FT is going to be the first betting tip, while Servette to advance at 2.00 seems like a solid option too.
Servette vs Reims Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.30
Servette to qualify @ 2.00.