Match Preview: Montpellier 2-4 Reims (Ligue 1) on February 24, 2019 | Free Betting Tips

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February 24, 15:00
FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 26

Montpellier 2-4 Reims

TIPS: Over 1.5 Goals | Odds: 1.63 | Result: 2:4 WON!!!

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Montpellier are on the slide after claiming just one win in their last ten Ligue 1 (L1) matches (W1, D6, L3), whilst falling to score in four of those games. Here they face Reims, hoping to gain the edge in their balanced top-flight H2H home record against ‘Les Rouges et Blancs’ (W5, D1, L5).
The hosts have lost just one of their last 11 L1 fixtures on home soil, scoring in all but two of their top-flight home games this campaign. On top of that, Montpellier have recorded six home clean sheets in the process – the joint-fourth best ratio in the league.
For their part, Reims have lost just two of their last 18 L1 fixtures (W7, D9, L2). Moreover, the visitors have recorded a league-high six clean sheets across their 12 top-flight away outings this term. In fact if they win here it will likely be ‘to nil’, as Reims have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four L1 away victories.
However their defensive competence appears to have come at a price. Ahead of this round only three teams have scored fewer goals on the road than Reims’ nine this L1 campaign, with just two of Reims’ 12 away league games featuring over 2.5 goals – a league low.
Players to watch: Montpellier’s joint-top scorer this season is Gaëtan Laborde, who has nine L1 goals so far. Meanwhile, Mathieu Cafaro remains one of Reims’ main threats – he has four league goals to his name this term.
Stat attack: Montpellier have conceded an average of just 0.75 goals per L1 home game this season.
Reims have conceded the opening goal in just two of their 12 away league matches so far – a league low.
Both these teams have registered 11 draws each from their respective 25 L1 fixtures this season – the league’s highest tally.

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