Reims vs. Montpellier – Prediction (19.10.2019)

Preview and Teams Comparison.

Reims have won only once in their last five games against Montpellier in Ligue 1 (L4) – but it was the most recent one in February (4-2). Montpellier have lost only once in their last five Ligue 1 games (W3 D1), it was against Strasbourg in September 2019 (0-1). Reims have won only twice in their last eight home games in Ligue 1 (D3 L3), after winning three of the previous four (D1).

Two teams with identical Ligue 1 (L1) form (W4, D2, L3), face off as Reims host Montpellier in a fixture that hasn’t seen a draw in a competitive H2H held here since 1962/63. Reims trail the H2H record at this venue since that stalemate (W5, L6), but are unbeaten in three of their four L1 home fixtures this term (W1, D2, L1). Reims have won two of their last three Ligue 1 games (L1), as many as in their first six this season (D2 L2). However, whilst that sounds promising for the neutral, the fact remains that Reims’ fixtures have produced a league-low average of just 1.33 total goals per match. As such, three of their four L1 home fixtures have been goalless at half-time.

All four of Montpellier’s L1 away games have produced under 2.5 goals so far (D2, L2), although only one of those four saw a goalless first half. Without a doubt, Montpellier’s downfall has been their second-half away performances, which has seen them turn two 1-0 half-time victories into 1-1 full-time draws, as well as one draw into a loss. Montpellier have lost five of their last nine away games in Ligue 1 (W2 D2), as many as in their previous 31 (W11 D15). Unsurprisingly then, three of the four away goals the visitors have conceded this term arrived after the 60th minute, with Montpellier yet to score a second-half away goal this campaign. In fact their only two away goals so far were match openers scored between the 15th-25th minute.

Match Info.

Competition: FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 10
Kick off: 19.10.2019, 18:00 UTC.
Venue: Stade Auguste-Delaune (Reims).
Referee: Batta F. (Fra).

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Quick Facts.

  • Andy Delort (MPL) has three L1 goals this term, of which two were netted before the break.
  • Boulaye Dia (REI) has netted the opener in two of the three L1 games that he’s scored in so far – all three of his goals came after half-time.
  • Stat attack: Only one of Reims’ last nine L1 home victories saw them score more than 2.5 goals.
  • The last six H2Hs have seen a combined total of ten goals after the 75th minute.
  • Montpellier’s previous five L1 away losses all arrived by a one-goal margin, with four ending 1-0.
  • Pre-match League Table.

    FRANCE: Ligue 1 - Round 10