Angers vs. Stade de Reims 9/13/20 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Angers 1-0-1, Stade de Reims 0-1-1
9/13/20 9 am
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Angers is hosting Stade de Reims at Stade Raymond Kopa in round 3 in the French Ligue 1.
Angers is in a decent form, and they have lost only 1 of their last 6 games. In their opening game of the season, Angers was playing Dijon on the road, and they have won that match. In their second match against Bordeaux at home, Angers wasn’t so lucky. Angers have had 57% of ball possession in that game, 2 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and a solid 86% of the correct passes. With two conceded goals in 2 minutes in the first half, Angers has lost this match 0-2. Last week, Angers was playing a friendly game against Chateauroux at home, and they have won this match 6-1. Angers is in 13th place in Ligue 1 standings with 3 points at the moment. Ismael Traore is the only goalscorer for Angers with 1 goal so far. Diony is the only injured player for Angers as of right now. Angers has had a solid last season, and they were far from the relegation zone when it got canceled. Offensively, Angers was weak last season, while their defense was solid with only 33 conceded goals in 28 games. I think Angers overachieved last season, and I don’t think we will see them that high in the standings this season.
Reims is a good team, and they were solid in their first game of the season against Monaco, but only in the first half. In their second game of the season, Reims was playing against Lille at home. Reims was decent in this match with 50% of ball possession, 1 corner kick, 1 big chance created, 84% of accurate passes, but 0 shots on goal. Reims has lost this match 0-1. Dia and Toure have each scored 1 goal for Reims this season. There are no injuries or suspensions in Reims as of right now. Reims was really, really close to the Europa League last season, but they ended up in 6th place at the time of the cancelation. Offensively, Reims was a weak team last season with only 26 scored goals in 28 games, while their defense was the best in the league with only 21 conceded goals. This season hasn’t started well for Reims, and they are in 14th place in the standings with only 1 point so far. Reims will have no problem in staying outside the relegation zone, but I don’t think we will see Reims that close to the Europa League once again.
Neither Angers nor Reims is in good form, and both teams are struggling a lot at the start of this new season. Reims hasn’t won any of their last 5 away games, while Angers’ last home win against Reims was in 2008. We don’t usually see a lot of goals when these two teams meet, and a lot of games ended in a draw. Taking everything into consideration, I will pick a draw here.