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Reims will be taking on guests Monaco at Stade Auguste-Delaune in the Ligue 1 match on Sunday.
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Reims will play in this fixture following a 2-2 Ligue 1 drawn game vs Nîmes.
In that match, Reims managed 50% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 7 on target. For Reims, the goals were scored by Nathanaël Mbuku (30') and Alexis Flips (80'). Nîmes had 18 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Renaud Ripart (47') and Moussa Koné (71') scored for Nîmes.
Over their preceding six fixtures, David Guion's Reims have hit the back of the net 6 times, with that being an average number of goals per match of 1.
Leading up to this clash, Reims:
- have not been beaten in the league by Monaco in their last 6 games.
- are winless against Monaco in their previous 4 league games.
- have not won at home in their last 7 league matches. That's never good.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Lyon in Ligue 1 competition, Monaco will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Monaco managed 47% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For Monaco, the scorers were Kevin Volland (25') and Wissam Ben Yedder (86'). At the other end, Olympique Lyonnais got 17 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Memphis Depay (57'), Marcelo (77') and Rayan Cherki (89') scored for Lyon.
The trend of at least one team not managing to score in games featuring Monaco has been fairly consistent in recent matches. Checking on their last 6 meetings shows that it’s occurred 5 times. During those clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal total of 3 and Les Rouge et Blanc have scored 11.
Their past results show that Monaco:
- have not beaten Reims when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings dating back to 03/11/2018, there has been little to separate the clubs with Reims winning 1 of those games, Monaco 1 and 4 being draws in regulation time.
10 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 5 of them from Les rouges et blancs and 5 for Les Rouge et Blanc. That’s an average goals per game of 1.67.
The last league encounter between these sides was Ligue 1 match day 1 on 23/08/2020 which ended up with the score at Monaco 2-2 Reims.
On that occasion, Monaco managed 76% possession and 22 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The goalscorers were Axel Disasi (45') and Benoît Badiashile (55').
On the other side, Reims had 9 shots at goal with 3 on target. Boulaye Dia (5') and El Bilal Touré (21') scored.
The referee was François Letexier.
Team News: Reims
Reims manager David Guion does not have any fitness worries at all coming into this game owing to a completely injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: Monaco
Monaco boss Niko Kovač has a number of players out of action. Stevan Jovetic (Calf Injury) and Sofiane Diop (Sprained Ankle) can’t be considered.
We’re inclined to think that Monaco should see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
However, Reims could well find it tough scoring goals but we can see them hitting back at some stage, too.
We can therefore see a controlled 1-3 winning score for Monaco at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Auguste-Delaune (21,029)
Captain: Yunis Abdelhamid
Chairman: Jean-Pierre Caillot
Manager: David Guion
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 11
⭐ Key Man: Boulaye Dia
Mostly played in the Striker position, Boulaye Dia was born in Oyonnax, France. Having played his first senior match for Reims in the 2018 - 2019 season, the gifted Forward has scored a sum of 14 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 33 appearances.