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Reims vs Monaco Predictions, Betting Odds and Tips (09/05/2021)

Monaco suffered a major setback in their title quest last weekend at home. The visitors will be without two players, all of whom picked red cards in 3-2 home defeat to Lyon last weekend. Can they still get a top-three finish? More details in our comprehensive game analysis and preview.

Top Free Predictions for Reims vs Monaco

Our bias-free free analysis for Reims vs Monaco has yielded three probable outcomes for this Sunday fixture . Take a look below and feel free to place your bet on Betfred straightaway.

Note: The above match odds are correct when publishing this preview. For updated odds, please check with Betfred.

Monaco to Win both Halves

Monaco is the better side coming into this fixture despite sharing an equal number of victories in H2H with Nimes. Niko Kovac’s men have the fourth-best away record in the league this season after 11 victories and six losses in 17 away fixtures so far. Nimes is yet to register a win since defeating relegated Dijon 1-0 back on 21st March. Before losing to Lyon last weekend, Monaco was having the best run of form in the league, going unbeaten in nine games and keeping a clean sheet in all of them. We feel Monaco will get back to winning on Sunday.

Only a few goals expected

While we are backing Monaco to carry the day, we do not think there will be many goals in this fixture. Reims boasts of one the best defences in the league. The hosts have kept four clean sheets in the last ten games and conceding an average of one goal per match in the other six. Thus, Monaco will have a hard time breaking past Thomas Foket, Marshall Munetsi, Thibault de Smet and Yunis Abdelhamid who are expected to start at the back for Reims.

Monaco to Net First

Monaco comes into this fixture without two players who picked red cards last weekend against Lyon. Both players were substitutes. However, we are still backing Monaco to score first at Reims on Sunday. The visitors will rely on their top scorers Kevin Volland and Wissam Ben Yedder to lead the attacking line on Sunday. Wissam Ben Yedder is the third-best scorer in this league so far with 19 goals followed by teammate Kevin Volland at position four with 16 goals.

Fixture Preview: Monaco looking for the first Ligue 1 Victory against Reims since 2015

Monaco is split between two possibilities. Niko Kovac’s men can either chase for the title or concentrate on UCL qualification. The latter looks more plausible. More details in our game preview below.

Reims

Reims are 11th on Ligue 1 table, with only four victories, eight draws and five defeats at home this season. A 2-2 result in the reverse fixture will be encouraging for the hosts on Sunday. Managers of both outfits have met once, and shared the spoils at the start of this season. Reims manager David Guion fancies playing Monaco at home and the possibility of bagging the first victory against Niko Kovac is on the cards for the French tactician. But as stand, a point in the remaining three fixtures would do just fine for Nimes.

Monaco

For Niko Kovac’s 3-2 loss at home to Lyon last weekend may not have come as a surprise given that Lyon has some of the best talents in Ligue 1 this season. However, losing to Nimes on Sunday after bagging just a point in the reverse fixture would be an all-time low for the Croatian tactician. Winning the remaining three fixtures will take Niko Kovac’s victory at the helm to 30 victories after 42 games in charge. Most importantly, victory on Sunday means Monaco extends their lead above Lyon on Ligue 1 table to four points. A top-three finish for Champions League places is equally at stake for the visitors.

The Best Game Odds and Latest Team Stats

We have sampled the latest stats for Reims and Monaco to further aid our readers in placing their bets. Even more important are the following bookies with the best odds for this fixture.

France Ligue 1
Reims
VS
Monaco
May 9, 2021
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Reims vs Monaco

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09/05/21
FL1
Reims
Reims
0 - 1
Monaco
Monaco
23/08/20
FL1
Monaco
Monaco
2 - 2
Reims
Reims
29/02/20
FL1
Monaco
Monaco
1 - 1
Reims
Reims
04/01/20
FC
Monaco
Monaco
2 - 1
Reims
Reims
21/09/19
FL1
Reims
Reims
0 - 0
Monaco
Monaco

Reims

Last 5

16/05/21
FL1
PSG
PSG
4 - 0
Reims
Reims
02/05/21
FL1
Nimes
Nimes
2 - 2
Reims
Reims
23/04/21
FL1
Reims
Reims
1 - 3
Marseille
Marseille
18/04/21
FL1
Reims
Reims
0 - 0
Metz
Metz
11/04/21
FL1
Nice
Nice
0 - 0
Reims
Reims

Monaco

Last 5

19/05/21
FC
Monaco
Monaco
0 - 2
PSG
PSG
16/05/21
FL1
Monaco
Monaco
2 - 1
Rennes
Rennes
13/05/21
FC
Vallieres
Vallieres
1 - 5
Monaco
Monaco
02/05/21
FL1
Monaco
Monaco
2 - 3
Lyon
Lyon
25/04/21
FL1
Angers
Angers
0 - 1
Monaco
Monaco

FAQs-Reims vs Monaco

Reims vs Monaco tips

Who is the expected referee in this game?

Antony Gautier has been slotted as the man in the middle on Sunday.

How has Monaco played on the road this season?

Monaco has had an incredible run on the road and currently ranked fourth on away record.

How does the H2H stats between the two teams compare?

Monaco and Nimes share equal victories against each other (4) since August 2011. The has been seven victories within that duration