Ligue 1 – Reims to face Nantes on Match-day 14
As it stands, Nantes will go to the Stade Auguste Delaune in fourteenth place, Reims are currently in thirteenth.
Reims’ Ligue 1 season, has so far seen them gain 13 points, going into this game
Reims come to this game on the back of a 0-0 away draw against Brest at Stade Francis-Le Ble.
Also, Reims seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with seven draws in 11 matches. They currently stand thirteenth in the League, with 13 points for a total of 2 wins, 4 losses and 7 draws having won two fixtures, drawn seven matches, and lost four games.
Playing at home, Reims have won one game, drawn three meetings, and lost two games.
Reims will have 16 points if they manage to secure a victory.
Reims are likely to be missing six of their key players when they start Sunday’s game, due to injury and illness.
It’s 12 points so far for Nantes this season, going into this match
Nantes have dropped four points in their last two encounters – 1-1 at Clermont Foot and 1-1 at Nice.
Also, Nantes are quickly becoming the Ligue 1’s draw specialists, having recorded two in their last two matches. With 12 points (2W, 5L and 6D), they are established in fourteenth position in the League having won two games, drawn six meetings, and lost five fixtures.
Nantes’ away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Reims. In the 7 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far drawn three fixtures and lost four meetings.
Nantes will see 15 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
Nantes are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Antoine Kombouare is concerned that Sunday’s fixture could see him without three of his key players
Reims v Nantes – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels the clubs have already played each other 20 times with the result being eight victories and six draws for Reims. Additionally, the two sides have drawn in five of their last 10 matches encounters. The last time both teams met in this competition Reims delivered a 1-0 home win.
Other standout players for Reims are Folarin Balogun and Junya Ito with seven goals each and for Nantes are Mostafa Mohamed and Ignatius Kpene Ganago with four goals and three goals respectively.