Lyon vs Reims Match Info
Date: Friday January 11 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm
Venue: Groupama Stadium
Referee: Benoit Millot
Lyon vs Reims Head-to-Head Record
Last 3 matches
August 17 2018: Reims 1-0 Lyon
May 14 2016: Reims 4-1 Lyon
October 3 2015: Lyon 1-0 Reims
Total head-to-head league matches played since 2012: 9
Lyon wins: 5
Reims wins: 4
Lyon vs Reims Stats
- Only two clubs have scored fewer away goals than Reims in Ligue 1 this season
- Four of Lyon’s last five home league games have contained a clean sheet
- Reims have lost only one of their latest five away matches
Lyon vs Reims Match Preview
Reims generally keep things pretty tight on their travels and could make life fairly difficult for Lyon when French top-division action continues on Friday.
Back in Ligue 1 after an absence of two seasons, Reims are going along quite nicely just above halfway in the table and the reason for that is their solidity at the back.
That attribute was demonstrated perfectly in their opening two games of the season, both of which resulted in 1-0 wins including at home to Lyon with a Pablo Chavarria goal.
Not since September have more than two goals been scored in a Reims away match, and that suggests Lyon will not run out emphatic winners here despite being red-hot favourites.
Bruno Genesio’s side are, of course, looking forward to a Champions League round-of-16 tie against Barcelona after taking four points off Manchester City in the group stage and their domestic campaign is also going perfectly satisfactorily so far.
Lyon are third in the table with every chance of finishing best of the rest behind inevitable champions Paris Saint-Germain, while going into Tuesday’s League Cup tie at home to Strasbourg they were also still involved in both knockout competitions.
However, Reims have had some good results on the road this term, drawing away to Marseille and second-placed Lille since the start of December, and we will back them to add another to their tally by avoiding defeat courtesy of another strong defensive performance.
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