Ligue 1 Match Preview: Nice vs. Stade de Reims

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Updated: April 22, 2014
Stde de Reims

Match Date: 26 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Allianz Riviera

 

Reims may have a better rank than the struggling Nice, but the latter’s much better form explains why it is the match’s online betting favorite.

 

Nice and Reims have been struggling within the course of their last 6 matches. However, while Reims was unable to win a single match and thrives through stalemates, Nice has managed to secure a victory in one of its matches.

 

Nice’s dominance over Reims is also evident in the result of their previous encounters. During their last 5 battles, Nice has won thrice whilst Reims could only pull off 2 victories. Giving Reims more problems is the fact that their away performance has not been very satisfactory.

 

On a closer look, Reims surrendered in its last 4 away matches. In addition, it has also conceded an average of 2 goals in the games that they have lost. Nice can easily take advantage of this situation. They will be playing in their own territory and this could add a boost to their morale.

 

Last season, Nice finished 4th in the tournament.  Currently, they struggle at the 15th spot. However, this does not necessarily mean that they have already lost their magic on the pitch.

 

Indeed, it may be a little late now, but it cannot be denied that Nice remains one of the clubs to beat in this particular season. However, they cannot afford to rest on their previous achievements, the times have changed and they need to man on the pitch should they wish to further veer away from the tough survival battles happening in the relegation zone.

 

Prediction: Nice

 

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