Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(37) 25 Goals 23 (30)
(26) 11 Assists 13 (18)
(6.7) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
27.7 Average Age 28.2
181 Average Height (cm) 181.7
(0.8) 0.8 Shots pg 0.8 (0.8)
(47%) 49% Aerial Duel Success 55% (51%)
(0.4) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.3 (0.4)
(1.1) 1.3 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Ligue 1.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Sanjin Prcic Out N/A
Carlao Out 6.82
Yaya Banana Out 6.7
Pierrick Cros Out 7.19
Thierry Doubai Out 6.78
Joseph Lopy Out 6.81
Ryad Boudebouz Out 7.03
Kalilou Traoré Out 6.77
Player Reason Status Rating
Floyd Ayité Out 6.47

Team News

  • Cedric Kante and Roy Contout are both set to return for Sochaux, but Les Lionceaux will still be without a number of first team players.
  • Pierrick Cros is out with a knee injury, as are Thierry Doubai, Sanjin Prcic.
  • Carlao has a hamstring injury and Yaya Banana misses out with a calf problem.
  • Ryad Boudebouz and Kalilou Traore are absent due to their participation in the African Cup of Nations, while Joseph Lopy is suspended.
  • Reims will be without Floyd Ayite who is away on African Cup of Nations duty, but otherwise they have no absences to worry about.

Prediction

  • Two teams who experienced contrasting fortunes at the weekend meet at the weekend when Sochaux take on Reims.
  • The pair are both engaged in a battle against the drop, but it was the men from Montbeliard who gained a morale boosting win as they eased to a 3-1 win over Marseille.
  • Meanwhile Reims' winless run continued, Hubert Fournier's men falling to a 2-1 home to Bastia. Gaetan Courtet found the net for Reims and Fournier will hope that his top scorer will be able to add more to his tally of six goals.
  • However, Sochaux showed some poise in front of goal at the weekend, and Les Lionceaux will undoubtedly be looking for Cedric Bakambu and Sloan Privat to repeat last Sunday's showing this time out.
  • Expect an open encounter with plenty of chances, however Sochaux may have more confidence going into the game and they could well be able to edge to another vital win.
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