Orleans vs Reims
Orleans - Reims
Changing a lot prior the season, Orleans seemed to be a strong team who will put many problems to all others teams. And was so till the injuries appeared and changed a lot the departure start of the Orleans. 7 games with a single defeat 0-2 at Reims (after a suspect game though – let’s remember last Reims – Orleans game when Orleans badly need all points in order to escape from relegation and .. they won on the road 2-0) with win against Nancy, Lens and Auxerre – considered good team at that moment in time. I am sure with a complete team they were better in table than this 13rd spot with 23 points (At home they made a lot of good game but somehow slipped comfortable lead against Valenciennes 3-1/losing 3-4 and why not against powerfull Lorient losing 1-2 after 1-0 till 84 mins or losing in dying minute against Clermont). Anyway an athletic team focused on attack. They signed with LeTallec ( ex- Valenciennes, came from Astra Giurgiu) but let’s face it he is not at his best. CD Monfray wants to sign with Angers but nothing yet. In rest - silence in this transfer period. Pinaud remains injured.
Well, Reims was no doubt the best and constant team in first 19 rounds finishing first in table with 7 points gap since 2nd spot ( but Nimes have one game in hand and can reduce this gap at 4 points max). Also in previous season under der Zakarian they finished up in table ( i.e previous season they lost a single time at home in first 10 games) but now under Guion they have some conserved this lead and finished first. In terms of display – not too many changed especially on the road, Reims being same parsimonious team – happy with a 1-0 lead/win if possible. At home instead they were more offensive scoring 22 goals and conceded only 3 goals also losing once as in previous season. So far no interested in transfer campaign. Bad news for them one of the best player – lateral def. Kone suffered a nasty injury and will miss till the end of the season. Kone is injured.
Here seems to be a little bit easy; let’s say payback time for Orleans so back Reims to collect all points. Reims -0.5 gl.
Orleans vs Reims prediction
|2 -0.5||Pinnacle||2.01||8||0-2 WON (+8.08 units)|