August 13, 2022 Sports Betting
Reims and Clermont will be seeking redemption when they square off at the Stade Auguste-Delaune II on Sunday after both teams were soundly defeated on the season’s opening day.
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Reims would have gone into their opening day match with the confidence to push Igor Tudor’s team after only losing to Marseille.
However, they were trailing at the break after a Wout Faes own goal gave Marseille the lead and a Nuno Tavares second-half tally made it.
Folarin Balogun scored Reims’ first goal of the year before Luis Suarez added a third, but Les Rouges et Blancs were defeated as a result of Suarez’s second goal.
Reims will be hoping that their opening home game of the new season can also result in their first points despite concluding the previous season with three straight home losses.
The fact that the hosts defeated the visitors at home in the two teams’ previous meeting gives the hosts some confidence.
The Clermont side must have been uneasy when the fixture list indicated that they would begin their campaign with a home match against the French champions after losing to PSG in April.
After Neymar, Achraf Hakimi, and Marquinhos all scored in the first half to give PSG an insurmountable lead before two late goals from Lionel Messi consigned Clermont to a loss, the hosts felt a sense of déjà vu on the first day of the season.
Despite a dismal start to the season, Les Lanciers will aim to surpass their 17th-place finish from the previous year.
Due to the league’s reorganization, which will see four teams relegated, Clermont’s two-season stint in Ligue 1 will expire if they repeat that finishing position this season.
Clermont will believe that they need to win games like the one on Sunday in order to avoid relegation, despite the fact that they have lost eight of their previous 13 meetings with Reims.
Due to both clubs’ devastating losses on the first weekend of the season and the fact that their most previous meeting ended in a draw, we believe they will be happy with a point each.