Ligue 1 Match Preview: Stade de Reims vs. Lorient

Updated: March 26, 2014
Lorient and Reims

Match Date: 29 March 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stade Auguste Delaune II


Reims is currently keen on ending their 3-match losing streak as they face Lorient. Unfortunately, Lorient is also determined to put a stop to their 2 consecutive defeats. But unlike Reims, the stakes are higher for Lorient, which is trying to avoid a survival battle in the rock bottom part of the table.


Lorient is currently ranked as the 12th best club in Ligue 1. Despite the fact that they are still, several notches away from the relegation zone, they cannot rely on their previous glories in this crucial time. Anything is possible in football and even the slightest mistake can push them to compromising scenarios.


Lorient’s team form is also in bad shape. The squad has only won once in their last 6 matches and if not for a draw against Bastia, it could have easily fallen down the table. Another problem that Lorient has to address, if it is really serious in saving itself from being relegated is its lackluster performances outside their territory. Three (3) of its recent away matches saw them slumped into the depths of humiliating defeats.


Given their vulnerable form, most especially their retrograding away performance, Reims can easily exploit this aspect to ensure their victory. Needless to say, Reims is the match’s ultimate online betting favorite.


Prediction: Reims



Image Source: Le Figaro