Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(52) 35 Goals 22 (30)
(33) 20 Assists 12 (18)
(6.8) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.6)
28.6 Average Age 26.9
179.9 Average Height (cm) 181.3
(0.9) 1.2 Shots pg 0.8 (0.8)
(47%) 46% Aerial Duel Success 52% (51%)
(0.5) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.3 (0.5)
(1.3) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Ligue 1.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Benjamin Stambouli Out 7.03
Karim Aït Fana Out 6.32
Romain Pitau Out 6.47
Jamel Saihi Out 6.53
Cyril Jeunechamp Out 6.64
Abdelhamid El Kaoutari Out 7.11
Younès Belhanda Out 6.89
Player Reason Status Rating
Alexis Peuget Out 6.1
Floyd Ayité Out 6.47
Kossi Agassa Out 7.07

Team News

  • Montpellier will be without midfielders Benjamin Stambouli, who has a foot injury and Jamel Saihi, who has a knee problem.
  • Karim Ait-Fana is also sidelined with a knee problem, Romain Pitau has a groin injury, and Younes Belhanda and Abdelhamid El Kaoutari are both in South Africa for the African Cup of Nations.
  • Cyril Jeunechamp has been banned for a year and will not play till next season.
  • Reims will be without new signing Nicolas De Preville due to a groin complaint, while Alexis Peuget has an ankle problem.
  • Bocundji Ca returns from suspension but Kossi Agassa and Floyd Ayite are both at the African Cup of Nations.

Prediction

  • Montpellier take on Reims after earning a confidence boosting win against Sochaux last weekend.
  • La Palliade eased to a comfortable victory over the relegation threatened side, and will look to do the same again against a Reims team that is also deep in the mire.
  • Still Hubert Fournier's men did manage to earn a point against Toulouse, and they will try to show similar resolve against last season's surprise champions.
  • Montpellier have flattered to deceive on a number of occasions this term, but with striker Emmanuel Herrera finally beginning to find his feet in Ligue 1, they should be able to race to another relatively easy triumph.
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