Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Stade de la Beaujoire will host Sunday’s Ligue 1 game between Nantes and Reims, the two mid-table sides. Nantes are eyeing their first league win since February 12, 2023, and, no doubt, they are desperate to get back on course. Fabien Centonze, who limped off with injury in a 1-1 draw with Lyon, is a major doubt, while all Pedro Chirivella, Marcus Coco, Charles Traore, and Quentin Merlin remain in the recovery room.
Les Rouges et Blancs, on the other hand, aim to recover from a 2-1 loss to Marseille. Talented tactician William Still is doing a great job with Reims, but beating Nantes on the road is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that both teams should be happy with one point from the match. Forward Noah Jean Holm should be the only absentee in the away side as he has yet to overcome a back injury.
Highlighted Player (Alban Lafont):
Alban Lafont is a French goalkeeper who plays for Ligue 1 side Toulouse. Born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Lafont joined AS Lattoise youth school at the age of nine and he stayed at the academy until 2014 when he moved to Toulouse.
The 193-cm-tall goalkeeper has established himself as a first-choice goalkeeper at Toulouse and it has to be noted that he made 36 appearances for the club in the 2016/2017 season, keeping 10 clean sheets in the process. Due to his dual citizenship, Alban Lafont is eligible to represent both Burkina Faso and France on international stage, but he has yet to play for the African team.
Alban Lafont represented les Tricolores at youth level and, no doubt, there is a bright future ahead of the talented shoot-stopper who was born on January 23, 1999. The rising star has a contract with Toulouse which expires on June 30, 2020.
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.