Stade Reims take on the visitors Lyon at the Stade Auguste Delaune in the 2nd tour of the Ligue 1. The match will be played in Reims on Friday, August 17th.
Last season Stade Reims placed 1st in the Ligue 2 with 88 points to their credit which allowed them to go through to the Ligue 1. The team has had six friendly matches this summer, won three of them, drew one and lost two. Stade Reims have had ten home matches in 2018, won seven of them, drew one and lost two. In their last three matches the team of David Guion beat Nice with a 1-0 score, Dijon with a 2-1 score and lost to Guingamp with a 1-4 score.
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Lyon placed 3rd in the Ligue 1 last season with 54 points to their credit. Les Gones have had four friendly matches this summer, won two of them, drew one and lost one. The team has also had three International Champions Cup fixtures, won one of them and lost two. Lyon have had thirteen away matches in 2018, won seven of them, drew two and lost four. In their last three matches the team beat Amiens with a 2-0 score, lost to Chelsea after a penalty shootout and to Inter with a 0-1 score.
In their last two matches between them the teams traded wins in front of their home crowds (Stade Reims won with a 4-1 score, Lyon won with a 1-0 score). This time it is likely that Les Gones will be able to beat their opponents because the team has set high goals for them for the new season.
Prediction for the match: Lyon to win.