Reims vs Nice Preview – Visitors aim for important victory in top five push

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The points are waiting for one of these two sides in the return fixture, who will prevail, as Nice travel to the Stade Auguste Delaune?

As it stands, Nice will go to the Stade Auguste Delaune in sixth place, Reims are currently in twelfth.

Reims go into this game with 46 points secured

A loss to Saint-Étienne away, and then RC Lens at home is not good enough to retain a credible run of form in the Ligue 1. Reims will see this as an opportunity to get their season back on track.

Also, Reims keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last five matches is astonishing this season. They currently stand twelfth in the League, with 46 points for a total of 11 wins, 13 losses and 13 draws having won 11 games, drawn 13 meetings, and lost 13 fixtures.

Reims have won five games, drawn six meetings, and lost seven fixtures of their 18 League matches at home this season.

A victory for Reims would put them on 49 points.

Oscar Garcia could be missing up to four of their players through injury or illness for the game on Saturday.

Nice have so far accrued 63 points in this season of the Ligue 1

Nice will have doubtless licked their wounds, following their recent defeat to Lille at Allianz Rivera. Christophe Galtier’s men will hope that is enough to deliver a positive result in this match.

Also, Nice keep finding ways to win, having secured 11 victories in their last 20 matches is astonishing this season. Now they have 19 matches won, 11 games lost and 7 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in sixth place, with a total of 63 points having won 19 games, drawn seven meetings, and lost 11 fixtures.

Nice’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Reims. In the 18 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won nine games, drawn three matches, and lost six meetings.

Victory for Nice would take their points tally to 66 so far this season.

A solid defensive team

So far, Nice’s defence has been outstanding, as they have conceded 34 goals. Despite delivering often average performance, their goal scoring stats have been good (49). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Andy Delort (7), Kephren Thuram-Ulien (2), and Justin Kluivert (2).

Nice are missing three players through injury or illness. This will affect Christophe Galtier’s selection choices significantly.

Reims v Nice – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Nice with a greater number of wins. In the last 17 meetings, they have enjoyed seven victories, to Reims’s three wins. In addition, Nice have won all six of the last 10 fixtures played against Reims. The last time both teams met in this competition was August 2021 and the score line ended up with a 0-0 draw.

Other standout players for Reims are Marshall Munetsi and Wout Faes with four goals each and for Nice are Kephren Thuram-Ulien and Justin Kluivert with two goals and two goals respectively.