Round 37 of the Ligue 1 serves up an encounter between Lyon and Reims taking place at Groupama Stadium this coming Saturday.
Ranked as number seven in the Ligue 1 standings, Lyon, have so far collected 59 points this season, while Reims collected 51 points. This puts them up as number 11 after 36 rounds.
Since Lyon can improve on their position to be placed inside the top six by downing Reims on Saturday, we might have an exciting game ahead of us.
Lyon scored 22 goals, conceded 16, and pulled off one clean sheet in their past ten matches.
Reims scored ten goals, conceded 13 and kept their opponents from scoring three times in ten matches.
Betting on the draw would have earned you a sound profit the last time Lyon played Reims. The pair split the points in a 1-1 match, where no one managed to get the upper hand.
Lyon vs Reims Prediction
Lyon added two wins to their account in their three most recent outings, as they beat Montpellier by 5-4. Their next match left them empty-handed in a 2-1 defeat against Clermont Foot, followed up by a 3-1 win against Monaco. In their last six Ligue 1 home matches, Lyon have three wins, while they've drawn two and lost one. They scored 13 and conceded nine goals.
Reims added four points to their account in their previous three matches, starting off beating Lille 1-0. A 2-1 defeat against Lens followed, before sharing the points with Angers in a 2-2 draw. Reims, meanwhile, won twice, while they've drawn one and lost three in their last six away in the Ligue 1.
Lyon have been making good strides lately, and Reims don't look like a team strong enough of getting in their way of adding another win to their account at Groupama Stadium.
Lyon scored 41 goals and conceded 21 in their last 19 games against teams from the bottom half of the Ligue 1 table. They collected 41 points and 12 victories. Reims claimed four wins and 20 points from their last 19 encounters with teams in the top half of the Ligue 1, while scoring 18 goals to 26 against. Lyon have a record of 17 wins, eight draws and 11 defeats in the Ligue 1 this season. Reims are looking at 12 wins, 15 draws and nine defeats in the Ligue 1.
Lyon vs Reims Stats
- In the last 7 matches in a row Lyon played, both teams scored
- In 10 of the last 12 home matches Lyon played, both teams scored
- In the last 7 Lyon matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Lyon have scored in 16 of the last 18 matches
- Lyon have conceded in 16 of the last 18 matches
- In 14 of the last 16 Reims away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 12 of the last 13 Reims matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Reims have lost the last 3 away matches in a row while scoring less than 1.5 goals
- Reims have lost the last 3 away matches in a row
- Reims have lost the last 3 away matches in a row and the sum of goals was under 3.5
Lyon vs Reims Squads
The 57-year-old Lyon manager, Laurent Blanc, will select the lineup against Reims from these players (the statistics in the brackets refer to scored goals and games played in the Ligue 1 this season):
Anthony Lopes (0/30), Kayne Bonnevie (0/0), Remy Riou (0/7), Achraf Laaziri (0/0), Castello Lukeba (2/32), Dejan Lovren (1/17), Henrique (0/7), Jerome Boateng (0/6), Malo Gusto (0/20), Nicolas Tagliafico (1/32), Sael Kumbedi (0/18), Sinaly Diomande (0/24), Thiago Mendes (1/30), Corentin Tolisso (1/28), Houssem Aouar (1/15), Johann Lepenant (1/29), Maxence Caqueret (3/34), Alexandre Lacazette (26/33), Amin Sarr (1/11), Bradley Barcola (5/24), Djibrail Dib (0/0), Jeffinho (0/7), Moussa Dembele (3/23), Rayan Cherki (4/32).
This is the full squad of players that the Reims head coach Still will select from for his starting XI:
Alexandre Olliero (0/0), Florent Duparchy (0/0), Nicolas Penneteau (0/0), Yehvann Diouf (0/29), Cheick Keita (0/8), Emmanuel Agbadou (0/28), Maxime Busi (0/19), Therence Koudou (0/0), Thibault De Smet (0/20), Thomas Foket (0/22), Alexis Flips (4/31), Arber Zeneli (0/23), Azor Matusiwa (0/28), Dion Lopy (0/28), Jens-Lys Cajuste (3/29), Kamory Doumbia (2/25), Marshall Munetsi (7/32), Odair Fortes (0/0), Valentin Atangana Edoa (0/5), Yunis Abdelhamid (1/36), Folarin Balogun (20/35), Junya Ito (6/33), Kaj Sierhuis (0/13), Mitchel van Bergen (0/28), Myziane Maolida (1/9), Noah Holm (0/8).
Lyon vs Reims Team News
Lyon might be looking at three missing players for their upcoming assignment against Reims.
Corentin Tolisso, Henrique and Malo Gusto are all absent from the Lyon squad that faces Reims at Groupama Stadium.
Reims seem to have only one player on the injured and absent list, when they travel to Groupama Stadium to face Lyon.
Myziane Maolida won't be travelling with Reims this time, as he nurses an injury.
Lyon vs Reims Lineups
Lyon vs Reims H2H
Lyon and Reims settled for a point in a 1-1 draw, when last faced with each other. The best betting odds on a another draw at full-time with the bookies are at 14/5. Reims won three of the previous ten matches, with Lyon claiming two wins in these ten encounters. The bookies have Reims to win this match at best price odds of 15/4.
Lyon vs Reims Results
Recent meetings between Lyon and visiting side Reims might have been action-packed, but not rich on goals. Backing under 2.5 goals was a winning bet no less than seven times in the last ten matches. Under 2.5 goals is best priced at odds of 3/2 with the bookies.
Lyon vs Reims Betting Tips
Folarin Balogun shows decent form right now for Reims, as he scored two goals in his last six games in the Ligue 1. The visitors need more from him, though, when facing Lyon, who are strong favourites on Saturday. Siding with Alexandre Lacazette also look a nice prospect as he scored eight goals in his last six Ligue 1 matches.
Lyon claimed five wins in their previous 10 home games across all tournaments, while drawing four of the games. They suffered defeat in one of these outings. Reims won three of their last 10 games away, drew three and lost four. Lyon scored the first goal of the game in only four of their 10 previous matches played at Groupama Stadium. Reims scored first in five of their last 10 outings away from home.
Both teams to not score paid out four times in the past ten encounters between Reims and Lyon, whereas under 2.5 goals happened three times. Lyon scored an average of one goal a game, with Reims averaging 1.1 goals in this run. Over 2.5 goals came out seven times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Lyon, who scored an average of 1.9 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of the last ten outings for Reims, who managed to score one time in those matches.