Reims’s luck finished two rounds ago when they lost on home ground against Bastia. Until that game Reims were playing poor football, but managed to win important points thanks to keeper’s Placide amazing reflexes.
For some unknown reason coach Guegan left Placide outside the squad for the game against PSG last round. It was a weird choice especially given Placide’s good form. He was not injured, so most probably it is some-kind of conflict that will surely affect Placide’s form.
Reims never had a solid defense, but especially after the winter break they seem more vulnerable than ever. In the second part of the season coach Guegan changed system and switched to 3-5-2. It works for the attacking phase as Reims score about 1 goal per game, but they are very exposed in defense.
It was surprising to see Bordeaux taking part in a goalless draw after so many open games (0-0 against Nice last week). Bordeaux still had an offensive approach, like always, but opponents had other plans and focused only on killing the game.
Things should go back to normal against Reims who usually don’t hesitate to open up.
Although results haven’t been very convincing, Bordeaux are playing good football lately, with fast paced actions evenly distributed on all areas off the field.
Guests will have to do without fullback Debuchy who suffered an injury last week.
This should be an eventful encounter with plenty of scoring opportunities on both ends. Neither side has reasons to change tactics, so the value is definitely on goals. OVER 2.25 goals at 2.04
UPDATE: Reims will miss important central midfielder Oniangue. Bordeaux will have to do without forward Diabate. Same bet.
Reims: Agassa, J.Carrasso – Conte, El Kaoutari, M.Fofana, Mandi, Signorino, H.Traoré – Charbonnier, Devaux, Fortes, Kankava, Ndom, Mfulu, Diego – L.Bangoura, Bifouma, De Préville, Ngog
Bordeaux: Bernardoni, Bobe – Contento, Guilbert, Pablo, Poundjé, L.Sané, Yambéré – Arambarri, Chantôme, Poko, A.Traoré, Vada – Jussiê, Malcom, Ounas, Rolan, T.Touré, Crivelli