Match Preview: Reims vs. Montpellier

Updated: September 6, 2013

Match Date: 14 September 2013 (local time)

Venue: Stade de la Mosson


Playing in their own arena, Montpellier shall take the opportunity to score more goals and improve their goal difference.



A slow start characterizes Reims’ current Bundesliga performance. Nevertheless, they remain as one of Ligue 1’s top contenders.


Just a point behind from the last season’s title holder, Paris  Saint Germain, the club has already accumulated 7 points. Such is the result of winning 2 consecutive matches, losing their first encounter and ending in a draw against Lille.


The club has the opportunity to increase their points and climb further to the top when they meet Montpellier. But the bigger issue is whether they can turn the odds into their favor as they play in foreign territories.



Montpellier is also having troubles generating wins. It has only won once in 4 of its last matches, drew twice and lost once.


The upcoming match against Reims is highly crucial for the club. They need to score more goals not only to improve their rank, but also to bridge the goal difference gap  that they incurred during their Monaco encounter. The newly promoted squad, which is also the current table leader, thrashed them with 4 goals.


Online betting tip: Montpellier to win by a goal

Montpellier will definitely give Reims a hard time snatching a victory. Montpellier has won 16 of its last 17 matches and at this moment, it will be difficult to overturn their edge—not when they are in dire need of improving their rankings.


Other than that, Montpellier also has a record of scoring more than 2 goals while playing in their own soil. There is a high possibility for the club to take advantage of this opportunity to have a better goal difference in the league.





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