Reims vs Ajaccio Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 05/03/2023

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05/03/23 - 14:00

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Reims - AC Ajaccio

France Ligue 1 - Stade Auguste Delaune

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Reims vs Ajaccio Best Predictions and Top Odds

Reims will be the favorite against a side that is in the relegation zone but will look to tread carefully in this tricky encounter.

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Reims to Win

This Reims vs Ajaccio prediction should be resolved with the home team getting a win based on the current ranking and the fact that their opponents are the least effective team in Ligue 1. Reims had the most draw games in the league, and by a large margin, they had 13, and two in their past five matches. However, they also won three times in that period which put them inside the top 10 of the Ligue 1 rankings. The home side also has eight wins for the season with only four losses which is the third-best mark in the league behind PSG and Lens. At their home stadium, Reims won four of the last five games. Ajaccio has won two games out of the last five encounters with three losses in between. They have scored three away wins this season, but only one in their last five games with four losses in that period. When we check their h2h record, Reims won four straight games, and the last time Ajaccio took home a victory was in 2016.

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Under 2.5 Goals

It seems logical that for Reims vs Ajaccio, we look at the game that will be potentially a low-scoring affair. Ajaccio has scored only 20 goals this season, but the curious thing is that they had four out of the last five matches with over 2.5 goals. Maybe it's time to change that narrative. Reims is, on the other hand, a top three ‘under' team with 15 games of fewer than three goals in the back of the net. Out of their last five h2h games, only one went over the 2.5 goals mark, and the other four had the same 1-0 score including the first match between these sides this season.

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Statistics with Latest Market Odds for Reims vs Ajaccio prediction

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Head to Head

11/01/23

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AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

Reims

Reims

0

1

11/01/23

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AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

Reims

Reims

0

1

20/04/18

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Reims

Reims

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

1

0

24/11/17

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AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

Reims

Reims

0

1

10/03/17

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Reims

Reims

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

3

0

Last Five - Reims

25/02/24

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Le Havre

Le Havre

Reims

Reims

1

2

W

18/02/24

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Lens

Lens

Reims

Reims

1

1

D

11/02/24

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Lorient

Lorient

Reims

Reims

2

0

L

04/02/24

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Toulouse

Toulouse

Reims

Reims

3

2

L

28/01/24

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Nantes

Nantes

Reims

Reims

0

0

D

Last Five - AC Ajaccio

24/02/24

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Amiens

Amiens

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

0

0

D

17/02/24

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Laval

Laval

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

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1

D

10/02/24

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Guingamp

Guingamp

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3

W

05/02/24

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SC Bastia

SC Bastia

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

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L

27/01/24

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Concarneau

Concarneau

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W

Here is the way the bookies have set the odds:

Reims odds: 8/13 (1.62) – 61.9%

Draw odds: 11/4 (3.75) – 26.7%

Ajaccio odds: 9/2 (5.50) – 18.2%

Reims vs Ajaccio odds are staked in direction of the home side, and with Ajaccio struggling to get out of the relegation zone, Reims will be the focus of the action: Junya Ito to Score Anytime will get you odds of 8/1 (8.00) – 12.5%, and at the same time you can check Goal Range option of 4-5 goals at odds of 10/3 (4.33) – 23.1%.

Team News, Preview, and Reims vs Ajaccio Lineups

Reims

There are not many people who thought that Reims would have such a good season, but few believed that Folarin Balogun will be such a success. The on-loan striker from Arsenal has been filling up the stat sheet since arriving last summer and has netted 15 goals this term. The attempts to sign him long-term was unsuccessful which was not a surprise. Reims only has Emmanuel Agbadou as an injury concern.

Predicted lineup: Diouf, De Smet, Abdelhamid, Keita, Foket, Lopy, Matusiwa, Flips, Munetsi, Ito, Balogun.

Ajaccio

After losing three straight games, Ajaccio finally beat someone, last weekend they overcome fellow strugglers Troyes 2-1, after going down by a goal during the first half. They are the least efficient team in the league this season scoring only 20 goals but somehow managed to get two past Troyes's defense. Going against Reims will be a different proposition. Thomas Mangani, Yoann Touzghar, and Youssouf Kone are injured.

Predicted lineup: Leroy, Diallo, Avinel, Gonzalez, Vidal, Hamouma, Coutadeur, Marchetti, Bayala, Belaili, El Idrissy.

Starting lineups

Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.

Reims

Reims
4-2-3-1
94
Yehvann Diouf
fr
32
Thomas Foket
be
43
Cheick Keita
fr
5
Yunis Abdelhamid
ma
25
Thibault De Smet
be
21
Azor Matusiwa
nl
17
Dion Lopy
sn
39
Junya Ito
jp
15
Marshall Munetsi
zw
70
Alexis Flips
fr
29
Folarin Balogun
gb
Substitutes
8
Jens-Lys Cajuste
se
4
Maxime Busi
be
9
Kaj Sierhuis
nl
19
Mitchell Van Bergen
nl
11
Myziane Maolida
fr
48
Samuel Koeberle
fr
96
Alexandre Olliero
fr
10
Arber Zeneli
xk
3
Kamory Doumbia
ml

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio
4-4-2
1
Benjamin Leroy
fr
2
Mickael Alphonse
gp
15
Clement Vidal
fr
21
Cedric Avinel
gp
4
Mickael Barreto
fr
14
Cyrille Bayala
bf
20
Mohamed Youssouf
km
6
Mathieu Coutadeur
fr
10
Mohamed Youcef Belaili
dz
7
Mounaim El Idrissy
fr
17
Romain Hamouma
fr
Substitutes
29
Florian Chabrolle
fr
35
Anthony Khelifa
fr
5
Riad Nouri
fr
16
Francois-Joseph Sollacaro
fr
27
Kevin Spadanuda
ch
28
Moussa Djitte
sn
25
Oumar Gonzalez
cm
77
Fernand Mayembo
fr
34
Moussa Soumano
fr

Player to Watch: Junya Ito

The Japanese right-wing player was bought from Genk last summer and his impact on Reims has been felt immediately. He has scored five goals and assisted on four occasions playing in 22 matches. He is involved in creating goals even in situations where he isn't a direct assist maker, but rather a player who starts the sequence that leads to a goal which is sometimes as important as being the one who created the chance.

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FAQs about Reims vs Ajaccio prediction

  • What is the match timetable? – 14:00 BST, 15:00 CET
  • Who leads the scoring for Ajaccio? – Youcef Belaili scored 6 goals
  • When was the last time Ajaccio won in this matchup? – Ajaccio last won in 2016

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