Reims (@2.87) vs Lille (@2.8)
02-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Lille will win

Reims – Lille Match Prediction | 02-09-2019 09:00

Doumbia spent two years playing for the Scorpions in the Malien Premiere Division, the top rank in the country. Russian side recognised his talent and made a transfer in 2014 tying Moussa Doumbia on a four-year deal. A Malian midfielder Moussa Doumbia has been with Russian side FK Rostov since 2014. The 22-year-old powerful midfielder started his career with Real Bamako in 2012.

Russian side recognised his talent and made a transfer in 2014 tying Moussa Doumbia on a four-year deal. Doumbia spent two years playing for the Scorpions in the Malien Premiere Division, the top rank in the country. A Malian midfielder Moussa Doumbia has been with Russian side FK Rostov since 2014. The 22-year-old powerful midfielder started his career with Real Bamako in 2012.

Reason For Reims vs Lille Betting Tips

They havent been the best defensively in this time with just three clean sheets but they did manage to score 16 goals. These twelve matches included wins over PSG, Marseille and Monaco, so they will hope they can show similar quality against big teams here. Reims home form was very good last season and that has continued to be the case in this campaign as they have lost just two of their last dozen league games at the Stade Auguste-Delaune II.

It has to be noted that the two teams shared the spoils in each of their previous three meetings in the French elite division. Lille still have big ambitions for the 2019/2020 Ligue 1 campaign, but they are not as sharp as they were last term. Les Dogues are not regarded as good travelers, which is yet another reason why we predict that the hosts are going to grab something from Sundays football match.

Lille climbed up to the sky-high second place in the Ligue 1 ladder after beating third-placed Montpellier in mid-weeks derby at Stade de la Mosson. Right winger Nicolas Pepe bagged his landmark 10th goal of the campaign to make all the difference between the two sides on Tuesday night. Les Dogues thus bounced back from a streak of four consecutive games without a victory.

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Les Rouges et Blancs kicked off the season with a splendid 2-0 win at Olympique Marseille, but following a goalless draw with Strasbourg, they suffered a 1-0 defeat to newcomers Brest on Matchday 3. Reims aim to get back on course and they should take advantage of the fact that Lille chiefs sold key attacker Pepe in the summer transfer window. Reims have been having their ups and downs at the start of the 2019/2020 Ligue 1 season.

Reims have, so far, failed to pull off a match-winning worthy performance since their opening day victory and are now winless in their last two match weeks. The squad were handed their first defeat on the road in their previous fixture against newly-promoted side Brest, while in the comforts of their home, they were held to a less than exciting stalemate by Strasbourg.

Coincidentally, it was the same team that kicked them out of the French Cup in January. In fact, they havent lost in the league for the last 13 games. Last defeat was at the start of December last year, when they lost to Toulouse. Lille are on an eleven-game unbeaten run away from home since the end of last November. The visitors have a much better offensive and defensive record which should be enough to prevail in this encounter. Three wins and three draws were enough to remain in sixth place, level on points with St Etienne in fifth place.

Cards & Corners

The hosts started the Ligue 1 season with a sensational away win over Marseille, but they failed to score in the next two matches, against Strasbourg (0:0) and Brest (1:0). All three matches they played so far in Ligue 1 ended with under 2.5 goals scored. So, their primary goal in this match will be to score at least once. Only Dijon and Strasbourg scored fewer goals in the first three rounds.

Apart from the leaders Paris Saint-Germain, Reims are the only unbeaten side in the league in the last six matches. Right now, Reims is 14 points behind Lille but with a game in hand. After playing with Strasbourg mid-week in an outstanding game, Reims is hosting Lille at the Auguste-Delaune Stadium on Sunday. Should they win against Strasbourg and beat Lille on Sunday, they will be just seven points off second place in the table.

Reims home form was very good last season and that has continued to be the case in this campaign as they have lost just two of their last dozen league games at the Stade Auguste-Delaune II. These twelve matches included wins over PSG, Marseille and Monaco, so they will hope they can show similar quality against big teams here. They havent been the best defensively in this time with just three clean sheets but they did manage to score 16 goals.

Prediction Reims-Lille: 1x (Odd 1.65)

Lille lost 1-0 to Amiens last week in a match that disappointed many people around the club but les Dogues got back on track in midweek with a convincing 3-0 thrashing of Saint-tienne.