Reims hosts Lorient in round 7 of French Ligue 1. The match will be played on Saturday, October 17th at Stade Auguste-Delaune (Reims)
This season, Reims is not performing as well as in the previous one, and even a rather long break did not redound to its advantage. The Red-Whites performed better in the qualifying round of the Europa League than in the championship. According to the results of qualification, they reached the semifinals but lost in a penalty shootout. In Ligue 1, the club is doing even worse. David Guion's men have not gained a single victory yet. The maximum for which Reims has enough strength is to tie a match. After a streak of four defeats in a row, the Red-Whites gain their second draw in a bitter struggle. The club cannot find its game. Maybe relegation from EL qualifiers will force them to focus on a competitive game, and they will be able to demonstrate their highest level.
|2 x £10 Free Bet||Review|
|100$-500$ for No Lose Free Bets||Review|
Lorient returned to Ligue 1 only this season, and it is trying to go far away from the relegation zone from the first games. The team needs time to build a more stable game. Despite a streak of defeats, Lorient tries to score and respond under the leadership of head coach Christophe Pelissier. Judging by the game, the visitors are very motivated to stay in Ligue 1 for a long time. A 1:1 draw with Lyon proved it. Now Lorient urgently needs to improve the attacking game and convert as many goal attempts as possible.
The clubs are approaching the upcoming match in a rather similar condition. Reims will try to score lost points and rise from the bottom of the standings. Lorient, in turn, is also not going to lose, but despite this, I expect that the match will not be rich in goal attempts. Team styles are defensive and counter-attacking. In my opinion, the match will not exceed one or two goals. And the defense of both clubs is not so weak as to concede a lot.
Prediction for the match: Under 2.5 goals scored