Our prediction for this Coupe de la Ligue match:
Stade Auguste-Delaune II will host Wednesday’s football game between Reisms and Orelans. Reims made a fine start to the season, but they do not seem to be on top of their game at the moment. David Guion’s men failed to win previous eight league fixtures and they must be low on confidence ahead of the visit of Orleans. Reims have been struggling in front of goal, but seeing that the Coupe de la Ligue clash could be the turning point for the hosts, home win should be considered. The Ligue 2 side produced probably their best performance of the season at the weekend, with the team rolling over Red Star 4-0 on the road. Orleans are on a six-game winning run in the French second tier, but seeing that the team’s main goal is promotion to Ligue 1, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Ghislain Konan):
Ghislain Konan is an Ivory Coast footballer, who plays for Stade de Reims in Ligue 1. Born in Abidjan on December 27, 1995, the pacey left-back began his senior career at his hometown club ASEC Mimosas in 2015. However, in 2016 Konan moved to Portugal, signing a deal with Vitoria de Guimaraes. After making 44 appearances for the Portuguese outfit in Primeira Liga, he moved to Stade de Reims in 2017. Konan made his Ligue 1 debut in a 1-0 victory over Nice at Allianz Riviera. Speaking of his international career, the Stade de Reims defender made his Ivory Coast debut in a goalless draw with Mali on October 6, 2017. The two teams faced each other in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Konan’s preferred foot is left and his contract with Stade de Reims should expire in June, 2022. Ghislain Konan wears No. 3 jersey at Stade de Reims.
Highlighted Team (Reims):
Reims are a French football club founded in 1931. Reims welcome their rivals at Stade Auguste Delaune, which can hold up to 21,684 people. Believe it or not, Reims won six Ligue 1 titles (1948/1949, 1952/1953, 1954/1955, 1957/1958, 1959/1960, 1961/1962). To make things even better for the fans, Reims participated in the European Cup final on two occasions.
In 1956 they faced Real Madrid in the title game and despite taking the lead after six minutes, the French side eventually suffered a 4-3 loss to los Blancos at Parc des Princes. Three years later Reims had a chance to get their revenge on Real Madrid, but the Spanish giants once again won the European Cup, with Mateos and Di Stefano finding the net in the 2-0 victory over Albert Batteux.
The club’s most notable footballer is Just Fontaine, who scored 13 goals for France at the 1958 FIFA World Cup finals. Reims’ home colours are red and white, with the team wearing white when playing on the road.