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Reims will take to the pitch with away team Montpellier at Stade Auguste-Delaune in the Ligue 1 game on Sunday.
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Reims head into this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 Ligue 1 stalemate against St Etienne.
In that match, Reims had 52% possession and 4 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Reims was El Bilal Touré (72'). AS Saint-Etienne got 18 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Charles Abi (89') scored for St Etienne.
Under three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Reims have taken part. In terms of the goal split during that period, their opponents scored an aggregate of 7 and Les rouges et blancs managed a tally of 6.
Their previous form shows that Reims:
- are unbeaten in the league by Montpellier in their last 3 matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 7 league matches at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
Montpellier come into this match following a 2-1 Ligue 1 win versus Rennes in their previous outing.
In that match, Montpellier had 35% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. The only player to score for Montpellier was Stephy Mavididi (17', 27'). Stade Rennais FC had 14 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Serhou Guirassy (78') scored for Rennes.
Montpellier have been good when going forward in their most recent fixtures, having scored 12 goals in their previous 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that La Paillade can also improve defensively after being scored against in 5 of those same clashes. Such a trend isn’t assured to be carried forward into this next game, though.
Coming into this fixture, Montpellier are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head clashes going back to 30/04/2016 shows that Reims have won 4 of them and Montpellier 2, with the number of drawn results being 0.
A combined sum of 18 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 12 for Les rouges et blancs and 6 for La Paillade. That is an average goals per game value of 3.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was Ligue 1 match day 8 on 25/10/2020 when it ended Montpellier 0-4 Reims.
On that occasion, Montpellier had 32% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
For their opponents, Reims got 24 shots on goal with 9 of them on target. Boulaye Dia (9', 13', 56') and Nathanaël Mbuku (31') scored.
The match was refereed by Willy Delajod.
Team News: Reims
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just one fitness concern for the Reims boss David Guion to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength squad. Yunis Abdelhamid (Thigh Problems) won’t play.
Team News: Montpellier
Owing to a completely healthy group to choose from, Montpellier manager Michel Der Zakarian has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game.
In our opinion, Montpellier and Reims should play out a closely-fought contest here.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. We therefore see a close game with a 1-1 score draw at the conclusion of the game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Auguste-Delaune (21,029)
Chairman: Jean-Pierre Caillot
Manager: David Guion
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 13, Coupe De France (9th Round)
⭐ Star Man: Mathieu Cafaro
Usually deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Mathieu Cafaro was born in Saint-Doulchard, France. Having made a first senior appearance for Toulouse in the 2016 - 2017 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has bagged 3 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 22 appearances.