Lyon vs Reims Match Analysis and Prediction

Reims is set for trip to Groupama Stadium for a clash with Lyon in the 16th week of the French Ligue 1 Campaign this Wednesday. Both sides are in winning moods and we’re expecting a tight game on 1st December 2021 at 23:00 EAT.

Lyon is undefeated in their last seven home league games and in their last five home matches against Reims. The hosts seems to have had a smooth run this season, they are placed in the 7th place with 22 points after the 15 matches played.

Les Gones gets into this game following 0-1 Ligue 1 win versus Montpellier. In that match, Lyon had 56% possession, 11 shots with three of them on target and a goal scored by Lucas Paquetá (17′). Montpellier got 14 shots at goal with five of them on target.

Reims is on three game unbeaten run and they will be looking to stretch further in this fixture. At the same time, Les rouges et blancs have managed just one win from eight matches on their travels, although four of those have ended in draws.

Reims takes this trip confident coming off 1-0 Ligue 1 victory vs Clermont Foot in their most recent game. In that match, they managed 41% possession, 12 shots with three of them on target and a goal scored by Ghislain Konan (91′), Clermont Foot got four shots with none of them on target.

These rivals have improved defensively, leaking only one goal in their last three games and we don’t expect more than two goals by the end of this game.

Lyon vs Reims head to head

These two teams have 14 matches against each other since 2012, Lyon won in half the fixtures and Reims won in seven matches while the remaining three matches were draws.

  • Reims 1-1 Lyon 12/03/21
  • Lyon 3-0 Reims 29/11/20
  • Reims 1-1 Lyon 21/12/19
  • Lyon 1-1 Reims 11/01/19
  • Reims 1-0 Lyon 17/08/18

Home

  • Montpellier 0-1 Lyon
  • Broendby 1-3 Lyon
  • Stade Rennes 4-1 Lyon
  • Lyon 3-0 Sparta Prague
  • Lyon 2-1 Lens

Away

  • Reims 1-0 Clermont Foot
  • Strasbourg Alsace 1-1 Reims
  • Reims 0-0 Monaco
  • Bordeaux 3-2 Reims
  • Reims 1-2 Troyes

Lyon team news

Peter Bosz’s side will miss out the services of Sinaly Diomande, Leo Dubois, Lenny Pintor and Jeff Reine-Adelaide due to injuries.

Reims team news

For the vistors, Fode Doucoure, Marshall Munetsi, Arber Zeneli and Fraser Hornby are sidelined through injuries while Azor Matusiwa will also be unavailable as he is on suspension.

Prediction and odds

We are backing a narrow victory for Les Gones on this fixture.  Reims has a relatively compact defense but Lyon’s expansive style of play means the visitors could have trouble shutting them out.

  • Lyon Win
  • Draw
  • Goals under 2.5

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