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Reims will do battle with visiting opponents Nîmes at Stade Auguste-Delaune in this Ligue 1 meeting on Sunday.
Our Reims v Nîmes tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - along with the latest match odds.
Reims head into this fixture following on from a 4-4 Ligue 1 drawn result versus RC Lens.
In that match, Reims managed 38% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Reims, the scorers were Mathieu Cafaro (47'), Boulaye Dia (54', 81') and Thomas Foket (77' Own goal). On the other side, RC Lens got 14 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Simon Banza (21'), Facundo Medina (79' Own goal) and Florian Sotoca (90', 91') scored for RC Lens.
Three or more goals per game were recorded in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Reims have participated. Opposition teams scored 12 times in these games whereas Les rouges et blancs bagged a total of 13. Even so, it remains to be seen whether such a trend shall be maintained in this upcoming game.
Coming into this contest, Reims haven't beaten Nîmes in their previous 5 league matches.
After a losing effort in their last game against Angers SCO in Ligue 1 competition, Nîmes and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Nîmes had 60% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Nîmes was Moussa Koné (91'). On the other side, Angers SCO had 15 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. Mathias Pereira Lage (1'), Stéphane Bahoken (23', 56'), Loïs Diony (82') and Jimmy Cabot (94') scored for Angers SCO.
The stats don’t lie, and Nîmes have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 13 goals overall. Defensively, Les Crocodiles could really do with shoring things up.
Heading into this fixture, Nîmes have not lost to Reims when they have played them away from home in the previous 5 league matches. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 28/07/2017 shows that Reims have won 1 of these & Nîmes 2, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 3.
In all, 10 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 3 for Les rouges et blancs and 7 coming from Les Crocodiles. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.67.
The last league meeting between these sides was Ligue 1 match day 20 on 11/01/2020 which ended up with the score at Nîmes 2-0 Reims.
In that match, Nîmes managed 48% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Goals were scored by Renaud Ripart (15') and Yassine Benrahou (93').
At the other end, Reims had 5 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Oliver Thual.
Team News: Reims
Arbër Zeneli (Muscle Injury) and Ghislain Konan (Back Injury) aren’t available for Reims manager David Guion.
Team News: Nîmes
Thanks to a mainly available group, there is only the lone fitness issue for the Nîmes boss Jérôme Arpinon to be concerned about. Clément Depres (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
Here, we’re thinking that Nîmes will have their work cut out to register a score against this Reims outfit who should score one, at least.
Our tip is therefore for a good tussle with a 1-0 win for Reims at the end of this one.
Expecting it to be tight.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Auguste-Delaune (21,029)
Chairman: Jean-Pierre Caillot
Manager: David Guion
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 16
🔑 Star Man: Boulaye Dia
Normally taking to the field in the Striker position, Boulaye Dia was born in Oyonnax, France. After having made a senior debut playing for Reims in the 2018 - 2019 season, the goalscoring Forward has got 8 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 8 appearances.