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Reims vs Lorient Prediction & Betting tips
The match between Stade de Reims and Lorient can rightly be called a cellar cracker, because after six rounds of play, both teams can be found in nineteenth and seventeenth place respectively in the rankings. Will either team be able to escape this round from the bottom of the rankings?
With two points from the first six rounds of play, the start of the Stade de Reims season is simply lousy. David Guion’s team was also eliminated in the preliminary rounds of the Europa League and is now empty-handed again after the impressive sixth place last season and as good as at the bottom of the rankings. Just before the international break, however, it turned out that there is still enough hope for Guion’s team, because a visit to leader Stade Rennais was played with a 2-2 draw.
One of the victims of the bad start to the season would just be goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic. The 24-year-old Serb was taken over from the Israeli Maccabi Tel Aviv in the summer of 2019 and was given the thankless task of replacing audience favorite Edouard Mendy, who now plays for Chelsea after a year at Stade Rennais. Last year, the Serbian succeeded in this, but this season he had to fish the ball out of the net ten times and in the last round of play before the international break, he was replaced at half time.
PhD candidate Lorient impressed in the first round of the season with a 3-1 home win over RC Strasbourg, but since then the results have not been achieved for Christophe Pélissier’s team. In the last five games, only one point was taken by a 1-1 draw against Olympique Lyonnais and the other games were all lost with at least two goals against. Lorient has now taken thirteen goals against in six matches, an average of no less than 1.27 goals per match more than last season.
So enough goes wrong with the PhD candidate defensively, but in the offensive field, Pélissier’s team is performing well. Les Merlus already scored nine times in six games, on average no more or less than last season. In the last two games, however, les Merlus only scored once both times. If Lorient wants to secure life preservation and not degrade again after one season, then there will soon have to be better defenses and on paper Stade de Reims is a very suitable opponent to try to stop the zero.
Reims vs Lorient head to head matches
29.01.18 L2 Reims Lorient 0 : 1
26.08.17 L2 Lorient Reims 2 : 1
30.01.16 L1 Lorient Reims 2 : 0
29.08.15 L1 Reims Lorient 4 : 1
18.07.15 CF Lorient Reims 0 : 0