Our football match prediction:
Nimes and Reims, the two sides who do not seem to be on top of their game at the moment, face each other at Stade des Costieres on day 9 of the new Ligue 1 campaign. After playing out a draw with each of their previous three rivals, Nimes suffered a heavy 3-0 loss to Montpellier at the weekend and, no doubt, they are eager to get back on course. The newcomers made a fine start to the season, but, as expected, they suffered a dip in form. Nimes and Reims are level on points ahead of Saturday’s football match and seeing that the visitors shared the spoils with three of their last four opponents in the French top flight, we predict that the two sides are going to play out a draw at Stade de Costieres. In their last meeting in the Ligue 1 the two teams played out a 2-2 draw.
Highlighted Player (Anthony Briancon):
Born in Avignon, France on November 28, 1994, Anthony Briancon is a defender who is a product of Nimes youth academy. His main position is centre-back, but the French footballer is used as a defensive midfielder as well. Briancon made his senior debut for Nimes in Ligue 2 on May 16, 2014 against Creteil, coming as a substitute for Pierre Bouby in the 54th minute of the match. The two teams shared the spoils (1-1) and it is important to note that Anthony Briancon has been playing for les crocodiles ever since. The French defender has a contract with Nimes which should expire on June 30, 2021. Briancon scored his first ever goal for les crocodiles in January 2016 in a thrilling 6-2 victory over Clermont. The 185-cm-tall defender played an important role in Nimes in the 2017/2018 season, scoring 3 goals in 37 appearances for the club in the process and, no doubt, he helped Bernard Blaquart’s team secure promotion to the French top flight.
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.