Ligue 1 Match Preview: Stade de Reims vs. Saint Etienne

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Updated: April 8, 2014
Saint Etienne and Stade de Reims

Match Date: 13 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stade Auguste Delaune II

 

Stade de Reims tries to get redemption after a humiliating loss to Paris Saint Germain forced them to stumble into the 9th spot. However, with Saint Etienne determined to extend its 4-point lead against Lyon, it seemed that Reims will experience difficulties in winning.

 

Valued to win at 1.90 while rendering a 0-0.5 Asian handicap, Saint Etienne is the match’s top football betting pick. The club has already won 3 of its last 6 matches. This readily shows their team’s strength and ability in protecting its lead against the aggressive Lyon, which, like them is eyeing for a spot in the Champions League qualifiers.

 

Saint Etienne currently controls the momentum in the upcoming match as the draw against Nice may draw some inspiration to perform better than the distraught Reims.

 

Indeed, Reims is in a desperate state. The loss to Paris Saint Germain is its 5th winless streak and so far, it has only won once in its last 6 matches. What made the loss even more humiliating is their inability to exploit Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s absence in the squad.

 

They could have grabbed such opportunity. But instead, it was the opposite that happened and perhaps if there is anything that made the match more disappointing, it is the fact that PSG slapped them with a clean sheet and 2 of their opponent’s goals came from their very own Aissa Mandi.

 

Prediction:  Saint Etienne

 

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