Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Lorient will be aiming to build on a 2-1 win over Metz when they take on Reims in the Ligue 1 round 21. Les Merlus did well to put an end to their ten-game winless run, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence and they are surely capable of matching les Rouges et Blancs in front of home fans. Defender Gedeon Kalulu is still on international duty, while all Aiyegun Tosin, Benjamin Mendy, and Quentin Boisgard remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Reims, on the other hand, aim to recover from a 3-2 loss to Toulouse. As for the visiting team, defender Sergio Akieme is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute in the last league match, while both Atangana Edoa and Maxime Busi are out of contention with injuries. There are no other selection worries in the visiting team.
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.