Reims (@2.87) vs Lille (@2.8)
02-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Lille will win

Reims – Lille Match Prediction | 02-09-2019 09:00

It has to be noted that the two teams shared the spoils in each of their previous three meetings in the French elite division. Lille still have big ambitions for the 2019/2020 Ligue 1 campaign, but they are not as sharp as they were last term. Les Dogues are not regarded as good travelers, which is yet another reason why we predict that the hosts are going to grab something from Sundays football match.

Lille climbed up to the sky-high second place in the Ligue 1 ladder after beating third-placed Montpellier in mid-weeks derby at Stade de la Mosson. Right winger Nicolas Pepe bagged his landmark 10th goal of the campaign to make all the difference between the two sides on Tuesday night. Les Dogues thus bounced back from a streak of four consecutive games without a victory.

Les Rouges et Blancs kicked off the season with a splendid 2-0 win at Olympique Marseille, but following a goalless draw with Strasbourg, they suffered a 1-0 defeat to newcomers Brest on Matchday 3. Reims have been having their ups and downs at the start of the 2019/2020 Ligue 1 season. Reims aim to get back on course and they should take advantage of the fact that Lille chiefs sold key attacker Pepe in the summer transfer window.

Prediction Reims-Lille: 1x (Odd 1.65)

Should they win against Strasbourg and beat Lille on Sunday, they will be just seven points off second place in the table. Apart from the leaders Paris Saint-Germain, Reims are the only unbeaten side in the league in the last six matches. Right now, Reims is 14 points behind Lille but with a game in hand. After playing with Strasbourg mid-week in an outstanding game, Reims is hosting Lille at the Auguste-Delaune Stadium on Sunday.

This fixture ended 1-1 in both matches last season and were backing that to happen again. Reims were poor in their defeat to Brest last week but despite this they have always remained very good defensively and we doubt Lille will be able to pierce their back line as easily as they did Saints.

They have been very poor going forward though with just two goals scored and an xG of 2.43, the fourth lowest total in the league. Reims have still to really get going this season with a win, loss and a draw marking their opening three games. They have managed to impress at the other end of the pitch though with just one goal conceded and an impressive xGA of 1.96.

Apart from the leaders Paris Saint-Germain, Reims are the only unbeaten side in the league in the last six matches. Right now, Reims is 14 points behind Lille but with a game in hand. After playing with Strasbourg mid-week in an outstanding game, Reims is hosting Lille at the Auguste-Delaune Stadium on Sunday. Should they win against Strasbourg and beat Lille on Sunday, they will be just seven points off second place in the table.

Prediction correct score: 1 - 1

Lille lost 1-0 to Amiens last week in a match that disappointed many people around the club but les Dogues got back on track in midweek with a convincing 3-0 thrashing of Saint-tienne.

Lille have been the third best defensive team in the league in terms of xGA with just a value of 2.11 conceded so far in the campaign. They have also been very good going forward with five goals scored and have the sixth best xG value of 3.84 so far. Lille were unlucky to lose last week as they played the bulk of the fixture with ten men but it could be a different story this time round.

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Three wins and three draws were enough to remain in sixth place, level on points with St Etienne in fifth place. The visitors have a much better offensive and defensive record which should be enough to prevail in this encounter. Last defeat was at the start of December last year, when they lost to Toulouse. Coincidentally, it was the same team that kicked them out of the French Cup in January. In fact, they havent lost in the league for the last 13 games. Lille are on an eleven-game unbeaten run away from home since the end of last November.