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Reims and Montpellier meet at Stade Auguste-Delaune II, in a match for the 4th round of League 1. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 04-30-2016, for the League 1, which ended with the victory of Montpellier by (2-3). The goals of the match were scored by P. Oniangué (83 ‘) and T. Bifouma (90’), for Reims, and S. Camara (38 ‘), D. Congré (84’) and M. Sanson (86 ‘) , for Montpellier. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 2 wins and 1 loss, the home team is currently in the 5 th position, with 6 points won. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Amiens SC by (4-1), after in the previous match they have won (1-0) at home, against Olympique Lyonnais. This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Reims has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3. Defensive consistency has not been their best, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has tagged regularity, as he scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games.
The Stade Reims started the French championship in a surprising way, having defeated Lyon and Nice in the first two days. However, the team added a terrible defeat, by 4-1, in the visit to the arena of Amiens. In this game against Montpellier, coach David Guion must organize his team in 4-3-3, benefiting a faster style of play: Dourobia is very competent in transporting the ball towards attack. The local coach can not count on Digome, because he is injured.
The away team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 4 points won, after 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Amiens SC, by (1-2). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Saint-Étienne by (0-0). This is a team that, oddly enough, was better outside than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses in away matches; against 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away matches Montpellier has won 4, tied 5 and lost 1 of the last matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches.
Montpellier has already tested all the results in this French championship, having registered 1 victory, 1 draw and 1 loss, as mentioned before. In the last match, the club that now acts as a visitor scored a goalless draw at the reception at Saint-Étienne. Despite acting in the adversary’s stadium, coach Michel Der Zakarian must play with a tactical organization very similar to the previous game, that is, in 5-3-2, with Delort and Laborde being the ones most responsible for tormenting the line defensive of the premises. Apparently, there are no absences of weight for this game.
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