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Since the return of Stade Reims in Ligue 1 in the 2018-2019 season, Olympique Lyonnais has never won from them. Does this trend continue on Friday evening?
Olympique Lyonnais will want to forget as soon as possible last week, as Rudi Garcia’s team suffered two painful defeats. In their own home, they lost 5-1 to Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-finals of the Coupe de France and last weekend a visit to Lille, the number four of Ligue 1, was a costly 1-0 defeat. Les Gones is now nine points behind in fourth place, so it remains to be seen whether the team will be able to get a European ticket for the coming season.
Against Lille, Garcia surprisingly opted for a 3-5-2 system, but that did not work out as well as hoped. Les Gones held up well after a few moments in the back, but strikers Karl-Toko Ekambi and Moussa Dembélé barely managed to endanger the defensive play. It is therefore obvious that for the match against Stade Reims, Garcia again opts for a system with four defenders and one central striker, because the experimental line-up against Lille was clearly not a success.
Stade Reims had a difficult start to 2020, but now David Guion’s team is just as solid as in the early stages of the season. In their own stadium, Guion’s team won 1-0 last weekend against PhD candidate Stade Brestois and as a result, the champion of the Ligue 2 from two seasons ago has now climbed to fifth place in the rankings. The gap to the top four is still ten points with ten rounds to go, so the current fifth place seems the highest possible this season.
The high ranking of Stade Reims is largely due to the solid defense, as in most games this season, Guion’s team scored a maximum of one goal. In the thirteen games this calendar year, Stade Reims scored more than one goal only once, but on the other hand, more than one goal was scored in just four games. In total, only 21 goals were collected by Guion’s team in the league this season, averaging three per four games.
Lyon vs Reims head to head matches
21.12.19 L1 Reims Lyon 1 : 1
11.01.19 L1 Lyon Reims 1 : 1
17.08.18 L1 Reims Lyon 1 : 0
14.05.16 L1 Reims Lyon 4 : 1
03.10.15 L1 Lyon Reims 1 : 0