Reims vs Nancy by DamirJ
Reims is entering this match after a 3:1 home win over Montpellier, last season champions of Ligue 1. The club is currently at ninth position with seven points after five rounds, start that can be described as a positive one for a newly promoted team.
Reims produced a memorable win over Montpellier last weekend, although the game itself was equal with the visitors having even more ball possession and more chances, but the hosts remained calm and waited for their opportunities, playing really great in offensive part and they showed that they don't need a lot of space in order to get the goalscoring opportunity. Especially offensive midfielder Diego had a great game, player that was signed during the last day of the transfer period. That victory was a continuation of their good performances, extending their streak without a defeat to three matches now.
Hosts will be without defender Fofana, just as substitute midfielder Ramare and attacked Toudic, however striker Ayite is back in the squad. Neither of the players except Fofana is starting material for the hosts.
Nancy, on the other side, isn't having a perfect start of the season with one win and one draw in first five rounds, however the biggest worry for them remain their attacking line that scored only two goals this season.
While the early start of the season wasn't that bad with a 1:0 narrow home win over Brest and 1:1 surprising draw on the road against one of the strongest sides Lille, problems started with the third round display against Toulouse at home when they lost the game with a narrow 0:1. Later on, they have lost to Lorient 0:3 on the road and latest match saw them losing to Marseille at home 0:1. With a loss against Marseille they have completed the third consecutive loss, having not scored in the same number of matches.Only missing for the guests should be left back Haidara for this clash.
After a great display over Montpellier last weekend, the hosts are surely hungry for more success in Ligue 1. Not only because of that win, but they are really performing well after two starting defeats and are showing that they won't be easy to win against anyone, especially not at their own ground and especially not against teams like Nancy - team that isn't far away from the Ligue 2 quality.
Bet: Reims 0 Asian Handicap @1.66 with Pinnacle Sports