Ligue 1 – Season Continues – Lyon v Reims on Match-day 16

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Next Wednesday at 9:00pm GMT, on matchday 16 of the Ligue 1, we will see Lyon play Reims at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.

This clash sees seventh placed Lyon, welcome fourteenth placed Reims to the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.

Lyon have 22 points to their name, going into this tie

It was three points secured for Lyon in their last fixture, beating Montpellier 0-1 at the Stade de la Mosson.

Also, Lyon keep finding ways to win, having secured six victories in their last 11 matches is astonishing this season. With a seventh position in the league and 6 wins, 4 losses and 4 draws, they currently have 22 points in the League having won six fixtures, drawn four games, and lost four meetings.

Reims will have to defy the odds when they travel to Lyon, if they are to get anything out of the game. With Lyon having won four fixtures and drawn three meetings this season at home, this is a huge ask.

Lyon will have secured 25 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Good Attacking Performance

Lyon have a good scoring record this season, with 22 netted so far (18 from open play and four penalties). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Lucas Paqueta (6), Karl Toko Ekambi (4), and Moussa Dembele (4). Lyon have shown a poor defensive display so far, having conceded 21 goals in their previous matches.

Lyon are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Peter Bosz is concerned that Wednesday’s fixture could see him without four of his key players.

It’s 16 points so far for Reims this season, going into this match

Reims will take a huge positive from their recent 1-0 win against Clermont Foot at the Stade Auguste Delaune.

Also, with no win in 12 of their last 15 meetings now for Reims, there is minimal fear for opposition teams that face them. They currently stand fourteenth in the League, with 16 points for a total of 3 wins, 5 losses and 7 draws having won three fixtures, drawn seven matches, and lost five games.

With a poor record on the road, which amounts to one victory, four darts, and three defeats, it is hard to predict a positive outcome for Reims as they travel once more.

A win in this fixture would take Reims’s points to 19 in the League.

It is likely that four key players will miss Wednesday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Oscar Garcia and his Reims team.

Lyon v Reims – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels when these two sides meet, a draw is never usually the expected outcome. In the past 14 matches, Lyon have won seven victories and Reims four wins. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was March 2021 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw.

Lyon to win has a 67.57 percent probability.

Other players of note for Lyon are Karl Toko Ekambi and Moussa Dembele with four goals and four goals respectively and for Reims are Hugo Ekitike and Moreto Cassama with five goals each.

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