Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
This Saturday’s Ligue 1 round 3 action, will see Newly Promoted Stade Brestois 29, host last season’s promotion winners Stade Reims at the Stade Francis Le Ble. Both teams come into this game on the back of a draw and will look to build from that result. Reims have started their campaign well with a win and a draw and currently occupy the Europa league qualification spot , meanwhile Brest drew both their opening fixtures are seated on the 12th sport.
Over the past decade, Brest and Reims have played each other 8 times with their last meeting being a Ligue 2 match that ended 0-0. Brest leads head to head count with 3 wins to Reims’s 1 whist the remaining 4 matches ended as draws. This fixture has traditionally been a low scoring affair, averaging just 1.1 goals per game. The teams are fairly even on paper and we believe, Brest’s home advantage will be cancelled out by Reims current form and momentum. We also believe this will be a low scoring game, a testament to the fixture’s results in the past.
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.