Reims vs Lyon PREVIEW & PREDICTION 17/08/2018


On Friday, starting at 19:45, the Reims – Lyon match will be held in the second round of the first French leagues, the 2018-2019 edition.

Lyoners won 6 of the last nine direct games, the other three being won by Reims. We have to mention that the last confrontation on this stadium that was played and the game on Friday was won with the score of 4-1 of “white-red”.

Stade Reims returns after only one season in the first French league, winning 88 points second division. The most valuable player in the batch is the South Korean Hyun-jun Suk, brought from Troyes for 3 million euros this summer. “White-red” surprisingly beat 1-0 in Nice in the first leg of the new season of Ligue 1, through Doumbia’s goal in the first half.

Lyon will try in the new season to take advantage of the Monaco mass departures and fight the PSG for the title of champion. They kept the captain, Nabil Fekir, at least for the moment and brought a right-wing defender, Leo Dubois, free of charge from FC Nantes. Another notable transfer is Tanguy Ndombele from Amiens, bought 8 million euros. In the first round, Lyon defeated 2-0 at home, even on Amiens.

We anticipate an open match, Lyon plays a very offensive football with which he manages to score many goals, but also receives at the same time. Taking into account that 15 goals have been scored in the last 4 straight games.

PREDICTION: Lyon to win @ 1.70