Ligue 1 – Montpellier at home to Reims

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Montpellier at home against Reims – Sunday – 3:00pm GMT – The Stade de la Mosson.

Montpellier currently sitting in fifteenth place, are three places lower than twelfth placed Reims, heading into the clash.

Montpellier’s Ligue 1 season, has so far seen them gain 13 points, going into this game

Following a 1-1 draw against Clermont Foot, Montpellier will be hoping for more.

Also, Montpellier have now lost seven of their last nine games, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Romain Pitau. With 13 points (4W, 9L and 1D), they are established in fifteenth position in the League having won four fixtures, drawn one game, and lost nine games.

When Montpellier host Reims, they will do so on the back of three wins and four defeats on their own ground.

Montpellier will have 16 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good Attacking Performance

Montpellier have a good scoring record this season, with 23 netted so far (21 from open play and two penalties). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Sepe Elye Wahi (6), Teji Savanier (4), and Arnaud Nordin (3). Montpellier’s defensive record in the Ligue 1 has so far been very weak, with 28 goals conceded in their last matches. This is an issue that Romain Pitau urgently needs to address within the dressing room.

Injury and illness have depleted Romain Pitau’s Montpellier and they will likely be missing six key personnel for Sunday’s match.

Reims have so far accrued 16 points in this season of the Ligue 1

It was three points secured for Reims in their last fixture, beating Nantes 1-0 at the Stade Auguste Delaune.

Also, Reims have developed a habit of drawing football matches this season, which is reflected by their position in the table. With 16 points, they currently sit twelfth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 3 wins, 4 losses and 7 draws having won three games, drawn seven matches, and lost four fixtures.

With a poor record on the road, which amounts to one win, four darts, and two losses, it is hard to predict a positive outcome for Reims as they travel once more.

A win in this fixture, would take Reims’s points from 16 to 19, so far this season.

Will Still could be missing up to three of their players through injury or illness for the game on Sunday.

Montpellier v Reims – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Montpellier and Reims have faced each other 28 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Montpellier’s favour (11 – 9). Additionally, Reims have repeatedly tasted defeat at the hands of Montpellier in ten out of the past 20 meetings with them. The last time they played each other in this competition was April 2022 and the score line ended up with a 0-0 draw.

Performance Report

For Montpellier, Sepe Elye Wahi contributed withsix goals in 14 League matches this Ligue 1 Season, while Folarin Balogun scoredeight goals in 14 League games so far for Reims.

Other players of note for Montpellier are Teji Savanier and Arnaud Nordin with four goals and three goals respectively and for Reims are Folarin Balogun and Junya Ito with eight goals each.