Ligue 1 – Reims take on Auxerre

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This Sunday sees Reims go head to head with Auxerre at the Stade Auguste Delaune – Kick-off 3:00pm GMT.

As it stands, Auxerre will go to the Stade Auguste Delaune in sixteenth place, Reims are currently in fifteenth.

Reims face their opponents with equal points, it will likely be a thrilling encounter

Reims have suffered at the hands of FC Lorient and Paris Saint-Germain in their previous two matches, with two successive draws. They go into this game with the hope of taking all three points.

Also, with three draws in three meetings, Manager Will Still has plenty to ponder, going into the next match, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. With nine points (1W, 4L and 6D), they are established in fifteenth position in the League having won one game, drawn six games, and lost four matches.

When Reims host Auxerre, they will do so on the back of three draws and two defeats on their own ground.

Reims will have 12 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Reims may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

Auxerre face his opponents, equal on points, with both keen to make progress

Auxerre come to this game on the back of a 1-1 home draw against Nice at Stade de l’Abbe-Deschamps.

Also, Auxerre need to get out of the losing habit, with five recorded in the last seven fixtures. With a sixteenth position in the league and 2 wins, 6 losses and 3 draws, they currently have nine points in the League having won two fixtures, drawn three meetings, and lost six fixtures.

Playing away from home, Auxerre have won one game and lost four games.

A win in this fixture would take Auxerre’s points to 12 in the League.

Auxerre’s squad has depth, but even so, Michel Padovani is likely to be missing four of they key players when they start Sunday’s game.

Reims v Auxerre – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Reims and Auxerre have faced each other eight times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Reims’s favour (5 – 2). In addition, Reims recent form against Auxerre has been outstanding, winning on five out of the last eight fixtures. Their most recent encounter in this competition Reims secured a 2-0 home win.

Other standout players for Reims are Folarin Balogun and Junya Ito with six goals each and for Auxerre are Nuno Da Costa and Mathias Autret with two goals both.