Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Reims will be looking to build on back-to-back wins over Brest and Strasbourg when they host Angers at their Stade Auguste-Delaune on Matchday 23. Reims have been impressive at the back of late, and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Wednesday’s football game. All Hornby, Munetsi, and Zeneli are likely to miss the match with injuries. Les Scoistes, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Bordeaux, with the team beating Nimes 3-1 in their last league match.
Angers have been struggling on the travels of late, and given Reims’ fine form in 2021, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the home team. Both Alioui and Cabot are quarantined, while Bahoken and Ebosse are sidelined through injuries. Defender Angelo Fulgini is a major doubt, and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
Highlighted Player (Moussa Doumbia):
A Malian midfielder Moussa Doumbia has been with Russian side FK Rostov since 2014. The 22-year-old powerful midfielder started his career with Real Bamako in 2012. Doumbia spent two years playing for the Scorpions in the Malien Premiere Division, the top rank in the country. Russian side recognised his talent and made a transfer in 2014 tying Moussa Doumbia on a four-year deal.
During two seasons with Russian Premier League outfit, Doumbia was involved in 31 league matches. In 2015-16 season he contributed to his club’s runners-up finish with two goals of his own. Full-time Mali international made his national team debut in 2014 in a 3-1 victory over China in Shenzen.
His most recent international appearances occurred in September during an empathic 5-2 win over Benin in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Doumbia went on to score his team’s fifth goal with eleven minutes on the clock rounding off an impressive performance.
Highlighted Team (Angers):
French Football Federation was founded in 1919, with French football club Angers being founded the same year. Les Scoistes returned to the French top flight at the end of the 2014/2015 season and they finished the 2015/2016 Ligue 1 campaign in ninth place in the standings.
Angers were having their ups and downs in the 2016/2017 season and, as a result, they finished 12th. Les Scoistes are well known for their black jerseys with white stripes, whilst the color of their away kits is white. Stade Raymond Kopa is the team’s home ground and the capacity of the stadium is 17.835.
The venues was opened back in 1912 and the stadium’s record attendance is 22.989 (April 26, 1969 vs. Olympique Marseille). Speaking of the club’s most notable players, we have to mention Fahid Ben Khalfallah, Vladica Kovacevic, Claudiu Keseru, Paul Alo’o, Amar Rouai and Cedric Daury. It has to be noted that the 2017/2018 season will be their 24th in the French top flight.