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Reims head to Stade des Costières on Sunday for the Ligue 1 fixture with hosts Nîmes.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Nîmes v Reims, scroll down (plus the best game odds).
Nîmes will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 2-1 Ligue 1 loss in their previous game against RC Lens.
In that game, Nîmes managed 57% possession and 15 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Nîmes was Zinedine Ferhat (52'). RC Lens got 7 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Ignatius Ganago (17') and Massadio Haïdara (76') scored for RC Lens.
It has been all too rare in recent games where Nîmes have shown defensive steel. In fact, Les Crocodiles have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 8 goals along the way. That trend won’t necessarily be continued into this match, of course.
Looking at their past form shows that Nîmes:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Reims in their last 6 matches.
- are without a home win in the past 4 league games. Things will have to change soon.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Marseille in Ligue 1 action, Reims and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Reims had 41% possession and 10 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. The scorer for Reims was Nathanaël Mbuku (38'). On the other side, Marseille had 11 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Dimitri Payet (41', 76') and Arkadiusz Milik (45') scored for Marseille.
David Guion's Reims have managed to stick the ball in the net 5 times in the course of their most recent six matches. The total of goals that have been scored against them during the equivalent period adds up to 6.
Their past results show that Reims:
- are winless against Nîmes when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head clashes dating back to 11/05/2018 shows that Nîmes have won 3 of them & Reims 0, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 3.
In all, 10 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 8 of them for Les Crocodiles and 2 netted by Les rouges et blancs. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.67.
The previous league game featuring these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 11 on 22/11/2020 which ended up with the score at Reims 0-1 Nîmes.
That time, Reims managed 71% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target.
Nîmes got 6 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Renaud Ripart (62') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Jérémy Stinat.
Team News: Nîmes
Clément Depres (Knee Surgery), Anthony Briancon (Muscle Injury) and Pablo Martinez (Knee Injury) won’t be available for Nîmes gaffer Pascal Plancque.
Team News: Reims
Due to a completely healthy squad ready to go, Reims boss David Guion has zero fitness concerns at all coming into this game.
We feel that Reims are likely to score against this Nîmes side, although it is unlikely to be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re going for a 2-1 advantage for Nîmes by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade des Costières (18,364)
Captain: Anthony Briançon
Chairman: Rani Assaf
Manager: Pascal Plancque
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 19
🔑 Key Player: Zinedine Ferhat
Mostly played in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Zinedine Ferhat was born in Bordj Menaïel, Algeria. After having made a senior debut playing for USM Alger in the 2011 - 2012 season, the accomplished Midfielder has got 5 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 30 appearances.