Orleans vs Reims by Alcuni
Orleans is coming after 2 consecutive defeats, both at nil, against Valenciennes in front of their fans 0-2 and on the road against Red Star 0-1. But from what I saw in both games they had very good moments and could snatch at least 2 draws in both. But as I said the missing of a real playmaker who clear their play upfront the team struggling to score, being one of the lowest scoring team in the league. Defensing also with lot of problems so is no wonder why Orleans is rock bottom now (but after all the other teams played already their game in 18th round). Along with this bad situation, they have also problems with their budget being in danger to be relegated no matter the position their will finish at the end of the season, in case they don’t cover the deficit. Along with all these important players Belkalem is injured while Ligoule is suspended.
On the other side Reims had a bad period but seems to pass it. Beating in form Niort 1-0 after not a spectacular game, a game saved by the last 15 minutes when Reims pushed on accelerator and scored the winning goal, 10 mis to go. Also missed a penalty 4 minutes later so overall they were the better side and deserved the win. In cup they trashed a lower league team without conceding. Some good news for them as main GK Carrasso and striker Charbonier are back in the squad. But captain Weber is suspended, young Conte have big problem with the law, DaCruz and Kankava are rested.
Despite being not a good traveler, Reims having only 1w5d3l, keeping in mind the bad atmosphere and low morale from the Orleans, I think Reims can snatch a win here. gl
|Reims||Pinnacle||2.93||8||2-2 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.