The Ligue 1 game at Stade de la Mosson on Sunday will see hosts Montpellier take on Reims.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Montpellier v Reims match are shown here – along with the latest match odds.
Montpellier head into this match after a 1-1 Ligue 1 drawn result against Monaco.
In that match, Montpellier had 20% possession and 3 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Montpellier was Stephy Mavididi (51'). At the other end, AS Monaco FC had 21 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Wissam Ben Yedder (70') was the scorer for Monaco.
It has been all too rare in recent times where Montpellier have shown defensive steel. In fact, La Paillade have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 7 goals along the way.
Coming into this contest, Montpellier haven’t won against Reims in their last 2 matches in the league.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against FC Lorient in Ligue 1 action, Reims and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Reims managed 46% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Reims was Moreto Cassamá (15'). For their opponents, FC Lorient got 14 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Pierre-Yves Hamel (61'), Yoane Wissa (65') and Terem Moffi (80') scored for FC Lorient.
David Guion’s Reims have found the back of the net 5 times in the course of their most recent six matches. The number of goals that have been scored against them during the equivalent period adds up to 9.
Coming into this clash, Reims haven’t won away from home in the past 7 league games.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels dating back to 21/11/2015, both clubs have shared the honours with Montpellier winning 3 of those games, Reims 3 and 0 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
18 goals were scored between them in these games, with 9 of them for La Paillade and 9 created by Les rouges et blancs. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.
Team News: Montpellier
Montpellier manager Michel Der Zakarian does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash owing to a fully healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Reims
Due to a completely healthy group to choose from, Reims boss David Guion has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match.
In our opinion, Reims will have their work cut out to find the net against this Montpellier side who we think will likely end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
Therefore, we predict a narrow 1-0 victory for Montpellier at the end of this game.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
What are the best odds for the game?
Checking on the latest odds for this match in the 90 min. result market, a win for Montpellier can be had for 2.104, a wager on the draw is 3.4 & betting on victory for Reims can be had at 3.75. They are the best of the prices offered at this very moment.