Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
After sharing the spoils with Dijon at the weekend, Strasbourg will be looking to start a new winning run in the Ligue 1 when they welcome Reims at their Stade de la Meinau on Matchday 22. Le Racing have been producing fine displays in 2021, and it has to be noted that they recorded three wins in the previous four league fixtures. All Mothiba, Sels, and Simakan are all out of contention with injuries. Reims, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Brest.
Les Rouges et Blancs are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but seeing that they have already suffered five defeats on the road in the 2020/21 season, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts this time out. Cassana is back from suspension for the visitors, while Berisha, Hornby, Munetsi, and Zeneli are unlikely to feature through injuries.
Highlighted Player (Kenny Lala):
Born on the 3rd of October, 1991, Kenny Lala is a professional footballer who plays for Strasbourg. Lala started his youth career with local amateur club ES Parisienne and spent four years developing with the club before being recruited by Paris FC in 2008.
Two years later, the French left-back signed his first professional contract with PFC and made his senior debut on the 14th of September, 2010, in a league game against Strasbourg Alsace. The following season, Lala joined Valenciennes and made his Ligue 1 one debut on the 6th of November, 2011, featuring in the club's 1-1 draw with Stade Rennais.
Following successful spells at the Athenians and then at RC Lens, the 28 years old signed for Strasbourg in 2017 on a contract that that is set to expire in 2021. On the International front, Lala has never represented France at any youth level and is yet to get called-up to its senior 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.