Amiens will host another side out of touch when Reims visit the Stade de la Licorne on Wednesday in the Ligue 1.
Amiens are 16th in the table right now, and they have lost the last three games. The relegation zone is just a point below, and the situation is a precarious one for Amiens. In the previous three games, they have suffered three heavy defeats. They traveled to Rennes a couple of weeks ago and succumbed to a 3-1 defeat. Amiens scored the opening goal through Serhou Guirassy, but they fell apart later on.
In the next game, they hosted Strasbourg who thrashed them 4-0. Amiens had more of the possession in that game, but they did not have a single shot on target, whereas Strasbourg had nine. On Sunday Amiens faced Montpellier, and let in four goals for the second straight game. Montpellier claimed a 4-2 win at the La Mosson. Ferney Otero was sent off after half-time for Amiens, and it changed the complexion of the game.
Their last home game was a disaster, but Amiens have a strong home record to fall back on. Before the Strasbourg loss, they had not lost a home game this season. In the five games at the Stade de la Licorne Amiens had won four. Their dismal away record is why they are in such a bad spot in the table. Amiens have conceded 28 league goals so far, and only Toulouse have a worse defensive record. A strong display at the back will be crucial to get the win against Reims.
Reims are in a better place in the table, but their recent form is woeful as well. They have not won in their last five league games. In that time, Reims have drawn four games. The other game was a 2-0 loss against Nice. In the last five league games, Reims have surprisingly received three red cards. Last week against Bordeaux, Alaixys Romao was sent off in the second half. Boulaye Dia scored in stoppage time for Reims to rescue a 1-1 draw after Bordeaux had taken the lead.
Attack is not Reims’ strongest suit, and they have scored just 11 league goals this season. Only Dijon have netted fewer in the whole division. The lackluster offence is compensated by a tight defense, which has let in only 8 goals. No side has conceded fewer in the league.
Amiens won the last time these two sides met courtesy of a 2-1 victory. The head to head record is pretty even, and both sides have won twice in the last five encounters. Reims will hope to keep it tight again in search for the victory.
Amiens vs Stade Reims Betting Tips
The game will be a close one, but Reims should have enough to get the win. Their defense is still great, and Amiens will find it hard to score. The total goals should be under 2.5 in the game. A clean sheet is also likely for Reims along with the three points.