Olympique Lyonnais welcomes Reims at the Groupama Stadium
Olympique Lyonnais welcomes Reims at the Groupama Stadium in a first game from the 29th round of the French Ligue 1. We are going to preview this clash for you as a part of our soccer matches tomorrow predictions.
Olympique Lyonnais approach this match from 7th place in the Ligue 1, which is probably not making them very happy or proud. But in the same time Rudi Garcia’s team is just one point behind the 5th Reims – their next opponent, so a win on Friday could help them improve their position in the league. We remind you that Les Gones started the season with a different manager – Sylvinho, but the Brazilian was sacked because of bad results.
For Lyonnais this match against Rems comes just few days before the second leg against Juventus from the Champions League 1/8-finals. The French team won the first game at the Groupama, which gives them hopes to eliminate the Old Lady and reach the 1/4-finals. It’d be interesting to see if Rudi Garcia is going to rest some of his best players for the visit to Turin. For Les Gones this game comes just a week after the team’s loss during the visit to Lille.
How we said, Reims are having a pretty good season so far, currently being 5th in the standings with 41 points. Probably even they didn’t really expect that they could do so well.
In their last four matches in the Ligue 1 Reims did really well, winning twice and doing two draws. Last week they hosted Brest at home and enjoyed a 1-0 win after a winning goal from El Bilal Toure. Reims finished the game with 10 men though, because Ghislain Konan got sent off in the 68th minute.
In these free soccer matches tomorrow we can tell you that this is actually a good derby. Reims are not really the underdogs against Olympique Lyonnais, because they are in a better position in the standings. Can Les Gones overtake them, though?