Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Bitesize Prediction: Reims vs Lille – 06/05/23

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, Ligue 1 5 May 2023


Competition: Ligue 1

Market: Lille win

Odds: 11/10 @ 888sport

Looking to clinch back-to-back Ligue 1 victories on Saturday evening, Lille will make the trip to the Stade Auguste-Delaune when they meet a struggling Reims.

Starting with the hosts, while Reims might have gained plenty of plaudits during the early days of Will Still’s tenure in charge, the Reds have come crashing back down to earth since returning from March’s international break. Last seen putting in another toothless display as they slumped to a 1-0 defeat away at Clermont, the former Beerschot boss has seen his downbeat squad come tumbling out the top-half of the Ligue 1 table. Now losing each of their last three-top flight appearances, Still will have a growing headache over his side’s extended issues in the final third. With their recent rut highlighted by a 3-0 drumming at the hands of Rennes on April 15th, Reims have failed to muster a single goal on their three-match losing run. Likewise, managing to claim just a single point from their previous four Ligue 1 outings, Saturday’s hosts will know that they should face another tough test here.

As for the visitors, making an immediate return to winning ways last weekend thanks to a rampant display on home soil, Lille should be smelling the chance to make another Ligue 1 statement here. Eventually breezing their way to a 3-0 victory against AC Ajaccio, Paulo Fonseca should find the mood in his camp at a real high. Sat firmly in pole position to book a crucial European return this season, the Mastiffs have lost just one of their last nine domestic appearances – a run that stems back to a 4-3 loss against PSG on February 19th. With their extended flurry highlighted by a 2-0 win away at a high-flying Toulouse last month, Lille should also be excited by a successful record against Saturday’s hosts. Losing just one of their last five meetings against Reims, we are backing Lille to lay down another European marker at the Stade Auguste-Delaune.

Bet: Lille 11/10 to beat Reims in Saturday’s Ligue 1 showdown @ 888sport


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan



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