Ligue 1: Amiens vs Reims Preview and Prediction

Match Preview

Amiens will look to get out of the relegation zone when they host Stade de Reims at the Stade de la Licorne in Ligue 1 on Wednesday.

Amiens Match Form

After finishing 15th last season, Luka Elsner’s men are in danger of getting relegated this season. They are currently in 18th place, with 17 points from 19 games, a paltry return. They are 2 points clear of Nimes in 19th and 5 points clear of Toulouse in 20th who have also played a game more.

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Further, Les Licornes are 3 points behind 17th-placed Metz and 4 points behind Dijon in 16th place. However, St-Etienne have a solid 8-point lead over Amiens and the latter will look to get a set of positive results first.

Thus, the upcoming game will give Elsner’s men the chance to put up a good fight, especially after losing 2-1 to Montpellier on Sunday.

Reims Match Form

Stade de Reims are stuck in mid-table at the moment. Les rouges et blancs finished 8th last season but are currently in 10th place. They have picked up 28 points from 19 games, level on points with OGC Nice below them and just a point behind Angers, Monaco and Lyon. 

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In fact, Rennes in 3rd place are just 5 points ahead of them, an achievable target if David Guion’s men can find some rhythm. After losing 2-0 to 19th-placed Nimes on Sunday, they will look to avoid losing consecutive games against relegation sides.

Team Injuries and Suspensions

In terms of injuries, Amiens have a few fitness doubts in the form of Gael Kakuta, Mathieu Bodmer and Prince Desir Gouano. Meanwhile, Reims are set to miss Alaixys Romao due to suspension while Mathieu Cafaro, Dario Maresic, Nolan Mbemba and Arber Zeneli are all expected to miss out.

Head to Head

Looking at head-to-head, both teams are pretty close with Amiens winning 7 to Reim’s 6. The home side are unbeaten in their last 4 meetings while Reims have lost just once in their last 4 visits to the ground.

Amiens vs Reims Prediction

The last 5 meetings between the 2 have witnessed 16 goals and one can expect both teams to find the back of the net. However, Elsner’s men are winless in their last 5 league games while Guion’s men lost just once in their last 5 league games.

Thus, head-to-head points to an even battle, however, recent form implies Reims to emerge winners in the end.

Predicted Lineup

Amiens Predicted XI: Gurtner; Lefort, Chedjou, Dibassy; Calabresi, Monconduit, Zungu, Aleesami; Ghoddos, Guirassy, Mendoza

Reims Predicted XI: Rajkovic; Foket, Disasi, Abdelhamid, Konan; Doumbia, Oudin Chavalerin, Kamara; Dia, Suk

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