France Ligue 2 – Sochaux v Reims Preview (16/9/16)


Sochaux preview

  • Unbeaten, but 4 out of 6 draws slightly hindered their progress.
  • Already been involved in three 0-0 draws.
  • This is no surprise because they have some of the strongest defenders in the ligue in their squad.
  • Striker Moussa São remains their only main absentee.
  • Defensive midfielder Johann Ramare returns from suspension which is a big boost.

Reims preview

  • Unbeaten and sit third in the table. Have drawn all three away games so far.
  • Strong defensive record, which is understandable under astute tactician Michel der Zakarian.
  • Pacey right winger Odair Fortes ruled out, but technically gifted Pablo Chavarria back in the squad to replace him.
  • At full strength in midfield minus Antoine Devaux who is still injured.

Conclusion & betting analysis

  • Genuine battle between two promotion contenders who are both unbeaten.
  • Some really strong defensive players on show and this is likely to be a tactical battle.
  • Sochaux favourites on a -0.25 line but regularly fail to win at home.
  • Reims probably going to come here with a defensive gameplan.
  • Strong 0-0 contender and goal line set between 1.75 and 2.0
  • No bet match because it's so tight and one moment of magic could decide the contest.

Prediction: 0-0

Recommended bet: None