Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
After surviving Lens in the Coupe de France last 64, Monaco will look to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they take on Reims in the Ligue 1 round 18. Monaco aim to stay in the Champions League berth, but Saturday’s clash will be anything but a walk in the park for the home side. As all Stephane Singo, Mohammed Salisu, Ismail Jakobs, Krepin Diatta, Takumi Minamino, and Mohamed Camara are on international duty, home win should not be considered.
Reims, on the other hand, aim to climb to the Europa League berth, but beating Monaco at Stade Louis II is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. The likes of Oumar Diakite, Ibrahim Diakite, Yunis Abdelhamid, Amir Richardson, Junya Ito, and Keito Nakamura are at AFCON and Asian Cup respectively, speaking of the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Wissam Ben Yedder):
Wissam Ben Yedder was born in Sarcelles, France on 12 August, 1990, but he has yet to make his France debut at senior level. The 170-cm-tall striker, though, played three games for France U21 team and he made two appearances for France Futsal team as well.
Ben Yedder began his club career at UJA Alfortville and he moved to Toulouse in 2010. After scoring 63 goals in 156 league appearances for les Pitchouns, the pacey attacker joined La Liga side Sevilla on 30 July, 2016. Wissam Ben Yedder made his Sevilla debut on 14 August, 2016 in a 2-0 loss to Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup. The former Toulouse forward scored his first goal in the Spanish top flight in Sevilla’s 6-4 win over Espanyol in the opening match of the 2016/2017 season.
Ben Yedder started his youth career at Garges-les-Gonesse and he played for the Saint-Denis at the start of his football career as well. You should bear in mind that Ben Yedder is Toulouse’s best scorer of the 21st century.
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.