Reims and Lyon will square off at the Stade Auguste-Delaune II on Friday night, with both sides looking to build on their first-round victories. The newcomers Reims managed an unexpected 0-1 victory on the road at Nice last weekend thanks to an early goal from Moussa Doumbia. Meanwhile, Lyon picked up three easy points following their 2-0 home win against Amiens, with Bertrand Traore and Memphis Depay getting on the scoresheet. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Reims didn’t have the best ball possession in their trip to Nice last weekend, but they have been very efficient in front of goal, scoring once from a total of three shots on target. Reims are now on home soil and it has to be said that they have only lost three of their 19 games in Ligue 2 last season. In addition, they managed to beat Lyon 4-1 in their most recent home meeting with Les Gones.
Lyon, on the other hand, had a mixed pre-season campaign, but kicked off the new Ligue 1 campaign with a comfortable 2-0 home win against Amiens. Les Gones looked great on the road last season, having collected 37 points from their 19 league trips.
Lyon have won four of their last five meetings with Reims in Ligue 1 and we fancy them to grab another victory here. Our betting tips and predictions expect Lyon to win at odds 1.66.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Lyon to win at odds 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
Reims might have been a strong team at home last season in Ligue 2, but they are facing a Lyon side that were the 2nd best away side in Ligue 1 last term. Les Gones have won three of their last four Ligue 1 away fixtures. In addition, they managed two victories in their last three trips to Reims. Our preview would back Lyon to win at odds 1.66.
Reims to win at odds 5.00
Reims vs Lyon Draw at odds 3.80
Lyon to win at odds 1.66
Correct Score odds
Reims have defended very well against Nice last weekend, as it has to be said that the hosts had 19 goalscoring attempts. However, Lyon have also kept a clean sheet on the opening round and have had 15 goal attempts. Our correct score anticipate Lyon to win 2-0 at odds 8.50.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Lyon to win 2-0 at odds 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Reims are usually playing on the counter-attack, which means they are focusing more on their defence. However, I doubt that they can hold on against a Lyon side that have some great attacking players within their ranks. Anyhow, Lyon have netted just two goals against Amiens at home last weekend and we don’t fancy a high-scoring affair here. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals at odds 2.10.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]Under 2.5 goals at odds 2.10[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
It seems that Memphis Depay has carried on his form from the previous campaign, when he managed to score 19 goals. The Dutch player got on the scoresheet on the opening round and we expect him to score the opener here. Our first goalscorer prediction is Memphis Depay at odds 4.75.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Memphis Depay at odds 4.75[/bet_tip_now]
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