Stade Auguste Delaune
Stade Reims have managed to get just 2 wins from their opening 6 matches in this campaign and while this side wishes for a better record, they can look with pride when they consider Lyon's start to the campaign. Stade Reims are going to be facing a very poor Lyon side that's never been for a long time and they will be aiming to exploit them to get all 3 points.
Lyon are yet to pick up a win this season after playing 6 matches and they had lost 4 of those 6 matches already.
Stade Reims against Lyon will be an epic encounter, as Reims will seek to beat Lyon for the first time since 2021.Grab Your Signup Bonus
All Reims want from this game is a win and anything short of that result will be disappointing. Reims are coming off a fresh 2-1 defeat that they suffered at the hands of Stade Brest last weekend. Gathering maximum points game after game is the objective of every club and the best way to respond after a defeat is to win.
Reims have played 6 matches already this season, winning against Clermont Foot and Montpellier, then losing against Marseille and Stade Brest. And they played a draw with Metz FC.
Against Brest, they had the opening goal in the 19th minute by Amir Richardson, but all went wrong in the second half as Mahdi Camara and Pierre Lees Melou snatched 2 goals to give Brest the win.
Reims want to prove to the fans that they learned from the defeat when they face Lyon. Brest have failed to win against Lyon on home soil since 2018, with 4 games ending in a draw since then.
Reims are 12th on the table, with 7 points and a goal difference of +2.
- Without a clean sheet in 3 games.
- More than 2.5 goals in 6/7 games.
- Both teams scored in 6/7 games.
- First to score in 4/5 games.
- Less than 4.5 cards in 6/7 games.
Olympique Lyon have been a shadow of themselves this season and there's been no real insight into the reason behind the poor form of the team.
Lyon are currently in round 7 of the new season and they are 17th, having just 2 points and a goal difference of -8. Surely the confidence in the team is battered at this point and it would take a Miracle to revive the team.
They lost their last match by a single goal, against Stade Brest. Steve Mounie snatched a goal in the 87th minute when it looked like Lyon was going to pull a draw. Now they have to look ahead to the trip to Reims. Their record of this trip has been a tough one, which offers them little confidence. In their last 5 meetings at the Stade Auguste Delaune, they have failed to win.
Lyon are without any motivation at all after 4 defeats and 2 draws, but Fabio Grosso must find a way to help his team find their feet as another defeat here could smell danger for the team.
- No wins in 10 games.
- First to concede in 8/10 games.
- Less than 4.5 cards in 8/10 games.
- Less than 10.5 corners in 5/6 games.
Head to Head
In total, Reims and Lyon have played 18 matches against each other. Lyon has more wins (8), while Reims have 5 wins and 5 games ended in a draw.
- Lyon have not lost the last 3 games.
- Less than 4.5 cards in 5/6 games.
- Less than 10.5 corners in 9/10 games.
Analysis and Predictions
It's somewhat abnormal that Lyon has stayed this way until now. The motivation seems to be going down both on and off the pitch and they might have to take drastic measures to turn things around. Until then, Lyon remains in their dilemma and we can't expect much from the team.
Stade Reims have been a strong opponent on this ground in their previous visits. They might be able to break the draw streak and send Lyon back with another defeat. A tight game between the two sides nonetheless.
- Multi Score 0:0/1:0/0:1/1:1 at 2.60 Odds
- Away Under 1.5 Goals at 1.60 Odds
- Draw/Away at 5.60 Odds