Reims v Montpellier betting guide: Not much separates the two teams

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Competition: France Ligue 1
Competition: Sun 28.February
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stade Auguste-Delaune II (21029 seats)

Reims and Montpellier have both delivered a "par" performance so far, to use a golfing expression. Both hold mid-table positions in the Ligue 1.

Insights:
  • Reims has the most dropped points from leading position (18) in Ligue 1
  • Montpellier haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

Reims and Montpellier should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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Reims form and stats

When playing at home in the Ligue 1, Reims have managed 4 wins, 4 draws and suffered 4 defeats from 12 games. Two draws in a row at home now for Reims.

Reims shared the glory with Saint-Etienne in their last match, an away game that ended all square 1-1. In the match before that, Reims hosted Lens and drew the game 1-1.

Reims's goalie Predrag Rajković played a big part in securing a draw after 90 minutes against Saint-Etienne with a stunning six saves. The hometeam coach D. Guion made a successful contribution in the game against Saint-Etienne, bringing on El Bilal Toure who scored the equalizer in the 1-1 draw.

This is expected to be a close game, with Reims perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Reims as a small favourite), we find 14 games. Reims has won eight of these, drawn five and lost one.

The manager D. Guion will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Nantes in only three days.

Reims have scored 11 league goals here from 12 matches, not a lot. On the other hand, Reims have conceded 12 goals. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Montpellier form and stats

Playing away, Montpellier have won 5 games, drawn 4 and suffered 3 defeats in the Ligue 1 this season.

Montpellier's last game was the home draw against Rennes (0-0). Ahead of that match was the victory versus Olympique Lyonnais at their stadium, the result 2-1.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found 15 similar matches played by Montpellier in our archives, and the results are: five wins for Montpellier, four draws and six defeats.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Lorient in just three days.

Montpellier have scored 17 goals on their travels this season, from 12 away games in the league. Montpellier have conceded 18 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

This is the result when the teams met earlier this season; Montpellier - Reims 0-4. Last ten meetings between the teams: Reims won five, Montpellier won five and zero draws. six games with over 2,5 goals, four matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

ReimsB. Dia
B. Dia
12 goals
MontpellierA. Delort
A. Delort
9 goals
MontpellierG. Laborde
G. Laborde
9 goals

Reims missing players

Montpellier missing players

Reims Montpellier
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
26 12 3 Played P 4 12 26
7 4 1 Won W 2 5 10
9 4 2 Drew D 2 4 6
10 4 0 Lost L 0 3 10
32 11 2 Scored S 8 17 41
34 12 1 Conceded C 5 18 45
88% 75% 67% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 96%
65% 50% 33% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 83% 85%
50% 33% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 58% 65%
31% 25% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 42% 50%
8% 8% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 8% 23%
54% 42% 33% BTTS BTTS 75% 67% 69%
23% 33% 67% Clean Sheets C S 25% 25% 15%
35% 50% 33% Failed to Score F T 0% 8% 19%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.1 2.2 2.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 1.2 1.8
5 2 0 Red cards R C 0 3 6
 
9.5 9.6 8.3 Shots (avg) S ( 11 10.2 11.7
3.3 2.9 2.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.5 3.6 4.3
38% 31% 29% Goal Efficiency G E 44% 40% 37%
Key stats in Ligue 1 this season:
  • Montpellier haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Reims has the most dropped points from leading position (18) in Ligue 1

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Olympique Lyonnais 26 16 7 3 54 24 13 8 3 2 28 12 13 8 4 1 26 12 30 55
2 Lille 25 16 7 2 42 15 13 8 4 1 21 7 12 8 3 1 21 8 27 55
3 PSG 25 17 3 5 57 15 13 10 1 2 34 6 12 7 2 3 23 9 42 54
4 Monaco 25 15 4 6 52 37 13 8 4 1 30 17 12 7 0 5 22 20 15 49
5 Rennes 24 10 8 6 31 26 13 5 3 5 15 17 11 5 5 1 16 9 5 38
6 Olympique Marseille 25 10 8 7 33 29 12 5 3 4 18 16 13 5 5 3 15 13 4 38
7 Lens 25 10 7 8 35 34 12 4 4 4 17 17 13 6 3 4 18 17 1 37
8 Metz 25 9 8 8 29 24 13 5 4 4 16 13 12 4 4 4 13 11 5 35
9 Montpellier 25 10 5 10 41 45 13 5 1 7 24 27 12 5 4 3 17 18 -4 35
10 Angers SCO 25 10 4 11 30 40 12 5 1 6 13 17 13 5 3 5 17 23 -10 34
11 Bordeaux 25 9 6 10 27 29 13 5 4 4 12 12 12 4 2 6 15 17 -2 33
12 Brest 26 9 4 13 39 47 13 7 1 5 26 24 13 2 3 8 13 23 -8 31
13 Reims 26 7 9 10 32 34 12 4 4 4 11 12 14 3 5 6 21 22 -2 30
14 Saint-Etienne 26 7 9 10 26 37 13 3 6 4 12 18 13 4 3 6 14 19 -11 30
15 Nice 25 8 5 12 30 36 12 3 2 7 13 22 13 5 3 5 17 14 -6 29
16 Strasbourg 25 8 4 13 34 40 12 3 3 6 14 17 13 5 1 7 20 23 -6 28
17 Lorient 24 6 5 13 30 45 12 5 1 6 18 21 12 1 4 7 12 24 -15 23
18 Nantes 26 4 11 11 26 41 13 2 7 4 13 20 13 2 4 7 13 21 -15 23
19 Nimes 24 5 3 16 22 51 11 1 1 9 12 27 13 4 2 7 10 24 -29 18
20 Dijon 25 2 9 14 17 38 13 0 6 7 4 14 12 2 3 7 13 24 -21 15

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Ligue 1 is the top league in the French football league system. Seasons run from August to May with 20 teams playing a total of 380 fixtures. The team topping the league table after the final game is the champion of France, receiving the trophy L’Hexagoal. Ligue 1 is one of the top five European leagues.