UEFA Europa League Ticket on Line
The last fixture of Ligue 1 is here and Nice is in a must-win situation, at least if the Eaglets want to qualify for a UEFA competition. Finishing fourth would allow them to play in the Europa League. Finishing fifth would allow them to play in the Conference League.
As for Reims, the Red and Whites will try to say goodbye to their fans with a victory. That’s because they already achieved their main goal for the season: avoid relegation.
The visitors come in as the betting online favorites thanks to a -120 price.
Reims: For Honor and Prestige
Yes, Reims has nothing to gain by winning but also nothing to lose — except for a third straight home game. The Red and Whites lost their last two games at Stade Auguste-Delaune II, 1-0 to Marseille and 2-1 to Lens. Another loss wouldn’t be the best way to say goodbye, see you next season.
Most recently, they regained some confidence by defeating Saint-Etienne 2-1 on the road. Marshall Munetsi opened the can only two minutes into the game and Kamory Doumbia sealed the deal in the second half.
Munetsi scored in two of Reims’ last five games. Arber Zeneli did the same, but neither is the team’s top scorer. That title belongs to Hugo Ekitike, who has scored nine goals. He also scored one in the domestic cup.
The Red and Whites, who own a 5-6-7 record when playing at home, are offering a +310 price in the sportsbook. They recently pulled off a stunner under similar circumstances. They defeated Lille 2-1 while offering a +240 price. Recently, they also put up a good fight against Rennes, like we predicted.
The home side has no major injury concerns.
Nice Determined to Bounce Back
Last weekend, Nice also faced a team that was playing for nothing other than honor and prestige. The Eaglets couldn’t handle the pressure and lost 3-1. They won the first-half thanks to a goal from Justin Kluivert, but they fell apart in the second.
Prior to that, they had won three games in a row. First, they defeated Troyes and Bordeaux 1-0. Later, they showed no mercy to Saint-Etienne and won 4-2. Andy Delort was the Man of the Match after scoring two goals. Delort, who’s the team’s top scorer with 15 goals, is the main reason for you to consider including them in your soccer picks.
There’s also the fact that Nice managed to reach the Final of the domestic cup. Along the way, they eliminated Ligue 1 champions PSG and Marseille, favored to finish in third place. They didn’t win the title, but showed how competitive this squad is.
Their numbers on the road aren’t the best, but they’ll finish with more victories than defeats as they own an 8-3-6 record. They finished with a clean sheet in five of their last 10 games on the road. That shouldn’t be a surprise considering Nice own the best defensive record in the league. The Eaglets have allowed only 34 goals in 37 games.
The visitors also have nothing to worry about regarding injuries.
Reims vs Nice Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 69
- Reims Victories: 22 (103 goals)
- Nice Victories: 26 (105 goals)
- Draws: 21
Nice couldn’t fulfill its role as the soccer betting favorite in the first meeting between the two. The game at Allianz Riviera finished with a goalless draw. The result was kind of unfair as Reims ended up with no shots on target.
That was the sixth draw between the two in their last 10 meetings. Believe it or not, the total went under in all 10 games.
Reims vs Nice Game Information
- Date: Saturday
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Location: Stade Auguste-Delaune II, Reims
- Reims vs Nice Live Stream: fubo.tv
Reims vs Nice Betting Lines
|Stade Reims||+½ -110||+310||2½ -140o||½ -235o / ½ +185u|
|Nice||-½ -120||-120||2½ +110u||1½ -130o / 1½ Evu|
Reims vs Nice Prediction
Even though Reims will be playing for absolutely nothing, I expect the Red and Whites to put up a good fight, enough for the total to go over. They scored in seven of their last 10 games. As for the visitors, the Eaglets must do whatever it takes to win and they have enough talent to do so. Besides Delort, Amine Gouiri (10 goals) could also lead the way.
Score Prediction: Nice 2, Reims 1