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Reims vs Nantes: Preview & Prediction

Reims vs Nantes: Preview & Prediction

Reims vs Nantes
Ligue 1
Sunday
28th January 2024
Stade Auguste-Delaune

The most comprehensive preview, detailed analysis and reliable predictions of the Ligue 1 fixture between Reims and Nantes.

Reims vs Nantes: Preview

Reims form analysis

Les rouges et blancs come into their next match full of confidence after an impressive 3-1 away win against Monaco last time out. That surprise result extended their unbeaten run to three games, building on a 1-0 home win over Le Havre and a creditable draw at Nice. Their improved form has seen Reims rise to 11th in the table after struggles earlier in the season. The win at Monaco was particularly eye-catching, scoring three second half goals to stun the hosts after falling behind.

It highlighted Reims’ dangerous attacking potential, with players like Kamory Doumbia and Folarin Balogun impressing recently. However, defensive issues remain a concern – they have kept just one clean sheet in their last five league outings. Tightening up at the back will be key if they are to make a push for a European spot in the second half of the campaign. But with their current confidence and goalscoring form, Reims have the quality to challenge teams above them as demonstrated by their impressive win away at Champions League-chasing Monaco.

Nantes form analysis

Nantes come into their next match desperately needing to improve their form after a run of four straight defeats in Ligue 1. Their latest loss was a painful 2-1 reverse at home to Clermont, conceding an 89th minute winner to suffer yet another damaging late goal. That followed single goal defeats to Lyon, Brest and league leaders PSG. Their struggles have seen them slip to 13th in the table. Their attacking struggles have been a real worry, scoring just two goals across this losing streak.

Defensive issues have persisted as well, conceding late goals that have prevented them earning points in tight games. With growing pressure on manager Antoine Kombouaré, Nantes need to tighten up at both ends of the pitch if they are to avoid being dragged deeper into a relegation battle in the second half of the season. First and foremost they must improve their home form having lost their last four games at Stade de la Beaujoire without scoring. Finding attacking inspiration from their key players will be vital in turning their form around.

Reims vs Nantes: Prediction

Reims to win @ 1.89 odds.

Over 2.5 goals @ 1.94 odds.

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