Reims vs Lyon Prediction and Betting Preview 21 Dec 2019

The Match Is Over. Score: 1-1
Reims vs Lyon PredictionReims vs Lyon Prediction and Preview for Saturday's Ligue 1 fixture. One of the most successful clubs in French Ligue 1 history Reims have been enjoying a rather impressive season so far, sitting sixth on the log, four points adrift the Champions League places.
Match status: 2019-20 Ligue 1 - Matchweek 19
Venue: Stade Auguste-Delaune (Reims)
Head coach David Guion has been the mastermind of this outstanding Reims side and totally deserves every plaudit that has been coming his way. The fans have already coined a chant for the popular manager as their little way of showing love to the Frenchman.

Currently on a stellar three-game winning streak, Les rouges et blancs will be looking to stretch that run to four wins on the trot. For that, they will have to steal all three points from an underwhelming Lyon side who are lacking confidence at the moment.

A very exciting Ligue 1 fixture on the cards, count on both set of players to give the supporters their money’s worth.

Reims vs Lyon Team News

Reims have been exemplary on all fronts this season and even in the French League Cup. They dug really deep in midweek to see off the challenge of Montpellier Herault via a narrow 1-0 winning margin to book their place in the quarterfinals of the competition.

The fans heaved a huge sigh of relief as the referee blew the whistle at the end of the match, bringing an end to a frantic encounter at Stade Auguste-Delaune.

David Gulon’s side are now unbeaten in their last six games and head into this weekend’s fixture on the back of an impressive three-game winning streak on their travels. Having amassed 27 points from 17 games, Reims have defied all expectations and look well placed for an European place finish.

They have turned the Stade Auguste-Delaune into something of a fortress in recent weeks, maintaining an unbeaten status in their previous seven games, four of which ended in victories. They have developed that fear factor on this ground and their opposition will be scared shitless when stepping out of the tunnel.

Lyon, on the other hand, also witnessed success in their Coupe de la Ligue fixture versus Toulouse, hammering them in a thrilling 4-1 encounter in front of the home support. They have now secured a place at the quarterfinals of the competition.

The fans will not be having so much fun watching their team play this season, having endured some frustrating displays even on home turf. An 8th place spot after 18 games was never really on the cards but is exactly how things have played for the club.

Les Gones’ hopes of European qualification are currently bleak as they are a whopping five points adrift Rennes in fourth place, the latter of which have a game in hand. It will take something really special for Rudi Garcia’s side to break into the top-four.

With star player Memphis Depay already ruled out for the rest of the season, things haven’t looked worse at the club in recent years. Having endured two losses from their previous three league games, the visiting contingent will be going all out for the victory here.

Confidence is almost non-existent within the team’s dressing room and the players will be trying to lift their spirits, beginning with a win against sixth-placed Reims.

Injured or Suspended Players:

Reims: Arbër Zeneli.

Lyon: Léo Dubois, Youssouf Kone, Memphis Depay, Jeff Reine-Adélaïde.

Head-to-Head Ligue 1 Record: Reims v Lyon

2018-19 French Ligue 1
Lyon 1-1 Reims

2018-19 French Ligue 1
Reims 1-0 Lyon

2015-16 French Ligue 1
Reims 4-1 Lyon

2015-16 French Ligue 1
Lyon 1-0 Reims

Pre-Match Odds:

Reims - 2.85
Draw - 3.08
Lyon - 2.87

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Reims vs Lyon Predictions

Ordinarily, a random Ligue 1 fan would tip Lyon for the win here given the club’s name carries more weight than Reims’. Also, on paper, they have a much stronger and talented squad.

However, the Ligue 1 table begs to differ with Reims sitting two points and spots ahead of Lyon, even with a game-in-hand. It goes without saying that the hosts have been the better of the two sides this season.

With the red-hot form the Red and Whites are on at the moment, they are easily favorites to come away with the win here. Given two of Lyon’s last three games have ended in 1-0 losing margins, count on David Guion to register a win by the same margin on Saturday.
Our Betting Tip:
1 DNB @ 1.96
Correct Score:
Reims 1-0 Lyon @ 6.95

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