Reims vs Lyon Prediction & Tips
Reims came out of the relegation zone after losing just one of their last eight Ligue 1 (L1) matches (W3, E4, P1) and much of that performance has been based on their good starts as Reims have scored 41.18% of his league goals during the first 30 minutes. That has helped him maintain a positive record at halftime so far this season (G9, E12, P7).
Although they have failed to score in 53.85% of their L1 matches at home so far, the home side is about to register a ninth home match without losing at home in the top flight for the first time in club history (G3, E5 ). To achieve this, it is necessary that they adjust their defensive strategy at the end of the match, since Reims have conceded 66.67% of their goals against at home in L1 since min. 60 and up.
Located in third place in the standings, Lyon’s 1-0 home win in their most recent first division clash means they have suffered only one loss in their last eight L1 matches (G6, E1) . Reims have been characterized by their efficiency just before the break, as they have scored almost a third (32.14%) of their league goals this season between min. 31 and the end of the first half.
Having averaged 2.07 points per away game so far in L1 so far (G8, E5, P1), the visiting team holds the second best record in the division in that condition in terms of average points scored by shock. A good start could be key in this commitment, as eight of the nine teams that have led at halftime in their away games this L1 season have kept all three points (G7, P1).
Players to watch: Reims’ Arbër Zeneli has scored the first goal of the game in two of his last three games as a starter in L1. The battle to see who will score first could also involve Lyon’s Memphis Depay – the Dutchman has scored the first goal of the game in five of his last six league games in which he has been on target.
Highlight: The five previous matches between these two teams in this venue in the context of L1 have recorded the first goal during the first 35 minutes of play.
Reims – Lyon FREE TIPS
Lyon – Win @ 1.35
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90