Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Saturday’s football game at Stade Gabriel Montpied pits together Clermont and Reims, the two teams who are almost level on points in the Ligue 1 standings. Clermont are eyeing their fifth consecutive league win, and they are surely capable of matching les Rouges et Blancs in front of home fans. Tunisia midfielder Saif-Eddine Khaoui is pushing for a start after scoring a late winner against Nice at the weekend, while both Alidu Seidu and Neto Borges are banned for the match. Komnen Andric misses out with a groin problem.
The visitors, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team losing to both Rennes and Strasbourg in the previous two league fixtures. Since Clermont are brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of Reims, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the home side. Myziane Maolida is a major doubt, while fellow forward Noah Jean Holm misses out with a back problem.
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.