Ligue 1 Match Preview: Reims vs. Evian Thonon Gaillard

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Updated: April 30, 2014
Evian again

Match Date: 04 May 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stade Auguste Delaune II

 

Evian will be rallying for points as they surrendered to Saint Etienne in a narrow defeat, which pushed them closer to the relegation zone. As for Reims, they just suffered its 6th winless streak, which therefore calls for a major improvement.

 

With the above-mentioned defeat, it became more difficult for Evian to assure its supporters for another Ligue 1 appearance. The 4-point lead that it maintains against Sochaux may not suffice should they suffer another loss, while the latter is busy collecting points. There is still hope for Evian though since they have a better form than Reims.

 

Evian has 4 wins to brag in its last 6 matches whereas Reims has not clinched a single victory within the course of 6 encounters as well. It just so happened that Evian’s 2 consecutive losses greatly impacts their survival ambitions.

 

Considering the fact that Reims has been ineffective in its 8 most recent performances, Evian can be fairly described as the online betting favorite.

 

However, Evian’s away form is currently suffering. Out of its 12 away matches, 11 of them ended in a disappointing loss.

 

Reims may readily use such situation to push for their advantage in the match. After all, it is not only the points they are rallying for, they are also going for a higher rank in France’s top-flight league.

 

Prediction: Evian

 

Evian is valued to win at a profitable odd of 1.71.

 

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