Reims v RC Lens: Ligue 1 Match-day 6

Photo Credit: AP

Sunday Ligue 1 action from the Stade Auguste Delaune, as Reims take on Lens.

Lens go to the Stade Auguste Delaune with Champion’s League dreams for next season very much alive. They currently sit in second as they take on fourteenth placed Reims.

Reims’ campaign so far has seen them accrue five points this season

Reims will be eager to return to some kind of winning form, having lost their last game to Angers SCO, which itself followed a draw to Lyon, this fixture could be the opportunity.

Also, Reims have developed a habit of drawing football matches this season, which is reflected by their position in the table. With five points (1W, 2L and 2D), they are established in fourteenth position in the League having won one game, drawn two fixtures, and lost two games.

Playing at home, Reims have drawn one game and lost one game.

A win in this fixture, would take Reims’s points from 5 to 8, so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Reims, in terms of goals scored (9). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Folarin Balogun (4), Junya Ito (2), and Kamory Doumbia (1). Reims have shown a very poor consistency in defence, having conceded 12 goals in their previous fixtures.

Going into Sunday’s game, Oscar Garcia without five of his players, due to illness or injury.

RC Lens have 13 points to their name, going into this tie

With two wins in a row under his belt, Franck Haise takes his Lens team into this game full of confidence, and hopeful of another successive victory.

Also, that’s a run of three wins for Lens, which has contributed significantly to their rise up the table. They currently stand second in the League, with 13 points for a total of 4 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws having won four matches and drawn one game.

Playing away from home, Lens have won one game and drawn one game.

Victory for RC Lens would take their points tally to 16 so far this season.

Franck Haise could be missing up to two of their players through injury or illness for the game on Sunday.

Reims v RC Lens – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Lens with a greater number of wins. In the last 17 meetings, they have enjoyed eight victories, to Reims’s four wins. Additionally, Franck Haise’s Lens are now un-beaten in two meetings against Reims. May 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and RC Lens took all three points winning 1-2 away.

Players to watch

For Reims, Folarin Balogun is one of the top performing players after having scoredfour goals in five League matches this season, while Florian Sotoca is a top performing player who has scoredfive goals in five League fixtures this campaign for Lens.

five goals