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.
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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