Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(45) 26 Goals 12 (30)
(32) 24 Assists 13 (18)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.6)
30.1 Average Age 27.5
181.5 Average Height (cm) 180.6
(0.9) 1 Shots pg 0.7 (0.8)
(50%) 53% Aerial Duel Success 59% (51%)
(0.4) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.3 (0.4)
(1.7) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Ligue 1.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Dusan Djuric Out N/A
Francis Kama Massampu Out N/A
Rémi Gomis Out 6.61
Mody Traoré Out 6.2
Pape Camara Out 6.21
Player Reason Status Rating
Gaëtan Courtet Out 6.48
Mohamed Fofana Out 7.02

Team News

  • Valenciennes' injury problems have increased following their defeat to Saint-Etienne.
  • Pape Abdou Camara will be out for six months after rupturing a knee ligament, while Mody Traore is absent with an achilles injury.
  • Remi Gomis has a thigh injury, while Dusan Djuric and Kama Massampu are both out due to knee problems.
  • There is some good news for Les Atheniens as David Ducourtioux returns from suspension.
  • Reims have no new injury concerns, but will still be without top scorer Gaetan Courtet, who has a hamstring injury.
  • Defender Mohamed Fofana is out with a similar complaint, but Hubert Fournier should be able to name a similar side to the one that drew with Brest.

Prediction

  • Valenciennes welcome Reims to the Stade du Hainaut eager to bounce back following their loss at Saint-Etienne.
  • Daniel Sanchez's men were second best in the battle between two of the league's surprise title chasers, but they should be confident of victory against a Reims' side that is suffering from an alarming slump.
  • Hubert Fournier's side have not won any of their last six encounters, and with top scorer Gaetan Courtet still absent, it is difficult to picture them overcoming a well organised Valenciennes defence.
  • Expect the Northerners to ease to a comfortable triumph and push the newly-promoted side further towards the drop zone.
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