Auxerre vs Reims Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 05/02/2023

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Auxerre - Reims

France Ligue 1 - Stade de l'Abbe-Deschamps

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

Auxerre and Reims go head-to-head at the Stade de l'Abbé Deschamps in France’s Ligue 1 fixture on Sunday, February 5th. In-form Reims can continue their ascent up the table with a positive result this weekend. Read our free Ligue 1 betting tips and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Predictions for Auxerre vs Reims

Reims put their six-game unbeaten streak on the line when they visit struggling Auxerre in Ligue 1 on Sunday. Read our top predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.

Reims to Win

Fresh from an excellent 1-1 draw at PSG last weekend, Reims put the foot on the accelerator in midweek when they thumped a dangerous Lorient outfit 4-2 and they have now gone six matches in Ligue 1 without defeat since Christmas. Auxerre meanwhile, have lost 100% of their half a dozen assignments during the same period and they look destined for the drop if things don’t improve. The wind is with Reims ahead of this one and our first prediction recommends backing them to win again this weekend.

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Folarin Balogun to Score Anytime

Folarin Balogun is loving life in France and the Reims attacker, who is on loan from Premier League giants Arsenal, rattled a superb hattrick past Lorient on Wednesday evening. The 21-year-old has now scored 14 times in just 17 starts in the division and with his confidence certain to be sky-high, Balogun could be tough to contain for an ailing Auxerre side on Sunday. With that in mind, bettors are advised to back Balogun to score anytime.

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Top Betting Odds and Stats for Auxerre vs Reims

View our rundown of the key stats for Sunday’s game below alongside a tool to help you choose the most enticing odds.

Head to Head

23/10/22

France Ligue 1 LI1

Reims

Reims

Auxerre

Auxerre

2

1

16/07/22

Europe Friendlies Europe

Reims

Reims

Auxerre

Auxerre

2

0

24/04/18

France Ligue 2 LI2

Auxerre

Auxerre

Reims

Reims

1

4

27/11/17

France Ligue 2 LI2

Reims

Reims

Auxerre

Auxerre

2

0

07/07/17

Europe Friendlies Europe

Reims

Reims

Auxerre

Auxerre

1

2

Last Five - Auxerre

17/02/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Annecy

Annecy

Auxerre

Auxerre

0

2

W

10/02/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Angers

Angers

Auxerre

Auxerre

0

1

W

03/02/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Pau

Pau

Auxerre

Auxerre

2

2

D

27/01/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Guingamp

Guingamp

Auxerre

Auxerre

1

1

D

23/01/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Grenoble

Grenoble

Auxerre

Auxerre

1

1

D

Last Five - Reims

18/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lens

Lens

Reims

Reims

1

1

D

11/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lorient

Lorient

Reims

Reims

2

0

L

04/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Toulouse

Toulouse

Reims

Reims

3

2

L

28/01/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Nantes

Nantes

Reims

Reims

0

0

D

21/01/24

France Cup France

Sochaux

Sochaux

Reims

Reims

2 (5)

2 (4)

L

Let's take a closer look at the latest markets, odds and probability figures ahead of Sunday’s meeting between Auxerre and Reims below.

Auxerre odds: 49/20 (3.45) – 29%

Draw odds: 49/20 (3.45) – 29%

Reims odds: 29/25 (2.16) – 46.3%

The bookies have priced in-form Reims as their favourites to pocket maximum points on Sunday, while the visitors are also available at 6/5 (2.2) – 45.5% to score over 1.5 goals against their hosts. Reims are also favourites to win the most corners this weekend at 9/10 (1.9) – 52.6%.

Auxerre vs Reims Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for Sunday’s Ligue 1 encounter between Auxerre and Reims below.

Auxerre

Auxerre's treatment room is relatively empty at present, though midfielder Kays Ruiz-Atil is a slight doubt as he tries to shake off an illness. Auxerre were beaten for the sixth time on the spin when they were edged out in a five-goal thriller by Monaco. In their current state, it's difficult to see how they can avoid the drop.

Predicted Lineup for Auxerre: Radu – Zedadka, Jeanvier, S. Toure, Mensah – M'Changama, B. Toure, Sakhi – Sinayoko, Perrin, Niang

Reims

Attackers Noah Jean Holm and Nathanael Mbuku are both out of action for Reims, though Les rouges et blancs should have all their big-hitters and best players in tow when they head south to play Auxerre. Reims came from two goals down to blitz Lorient 4-2 on Wednesday evening and they are now up to 11th spot in Ligue 1.

Predicted Lineup for Reims: Diouf – Foket, Agbadou, Abdelhamid, De Smet – Lopy, Matusiwa, Ito, Doumbia, Flips – Balogun

Player to Watch – Azor Matusiwa

Folarin Balogun has been stealing the limelight this season, though holding midfielder Azor Matusiwa has been just as effective in his own way for Reims this season. The 24-year-old anchorman has been averaging 2.8 tackles and 1.9 interceptions per game in Ligue 1 and the Dutchman is an important defensive screen for his team.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

Auxerre

Auxerre
4-3-3
1
Andrei Radu
ro
97
Rayan Raveloson
mg
4
Jubal
br
95
Souleymane Toure
fr
14
Gideon Mensah
gh
80
Han-Noah Massengo
fr
12
Birama Toure
fr
7
Gauthier Hein
fr
29
Mathias Autret
fr
9
Nuno Da Costa
cv
19
Matthis Abline
fr
Substitutes
77
Siriki Dembele
gb
21
Remy Dugimont
fr
16
Donovan Leon
gf
11
M'Baye Niang
sn
6
Youssouf M'Changama
km
22
Hamza Sakhi
ma
24
Kenji-Van Boto
fr
17
Lassine Sinayoko
ml
32
Denys Bain
fr

Reims

Reims
4-2-3-1
94
Yehvann Diouf
fr
32
Thomas Foket
be
24
Emmanuel Agbadou
ci
5
Yunis Abdelhamid
ma
25
Thibault De Smet
be
15
Marshall Munetsi
zw
8
Jens-Lys Cajuste
se
39
Junya Ito
jp
3
Kamory Doumbia
ml
70
Alexis Flips
fr
29
Folarin Balogun
gb
Substitutes
48
Samuel Koeberle
fr
17
Dion Lopy
sn
4
Maxime Busi
be
21
Azor Matusiwa
nl
9
Kaj Sierhuis
nl
11
Myziane Maolida
fr
96
Alexandre Olliero
fr
10
Arber Zeneli
xk
43
Cheick Keita
fr

Ligue 1 Standings

Auxerre vs Reims Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Auxerre vs Reims prediction

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

We recommend checking out the odds at Stake and 888Sport for Sunday’s clash.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 14:00 BST.

Which club is favourite to win this weekend?

The bookies have backed Reims to win Sunday’s game against Auxerre.


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