Are we finally going to witness a successful performance from the Stade de Reims from the first to the last minute of a meeting? It’s always the same question that arises as we approach the Rémois meetings which show two faces so opposite in the matches and this since the start of the season. Stade de Reims has not yet managed to control its oppositions over time, even the two victories against Rennes and Nantes were not completely reassured. Still, the Rémois will need to learn quickly, to find this « benchmark match » that we often talk about to start their season and get out of the depths of the standings. And even more against an opponent who experiences the same difficulties as the Girondins de Bordeaux, also stuck at the bottom of Ligue 1, far from the initial ambitions. Bordeaux still haven’t won at home since the start of the season. There are now 8 matches to go before the end of the first leg. And we must of course talk about the race to maintain as long as this Reims team does not change its face. Seven matches to try to reach this 20 point bar before the break, which must be the minimum so as not to be in too much danger and especially in the split times. It necessarily begins with this trip to Gironde.
Guardians: Yehvann DIOUF, Nicolas PENNETEAU, Predrag RAJKOVIC.
Defenders: Yunis ABDELHAMID, Fodé DOUCOURE, Wout FAES, Thomas FOKET, Ghislain KONAN, Bradley LOCKO, Moustapha MBOW.
Environments : Moreto CASSAMA, Kamory DOUMBIA, Alexis FLIPS, Ilan KEBBAL, Dion LOPY, Azor MATUSIWA, Sambou SISSOKO.
Attackers: Anastasios DONIS, Hugo EKITIKE, N’Dri KOFFI, Nathanaël MBUKU, El Bilal TOURE.
Absent: Fraser HORNBY (Injured – adductors), Marshall MUNETSI (Injured – thighi), Mitchell VAN BERGEN (Injured – calf), Arber ZENELI (Injured – knee), Valon BERISHA (choice), Mathieu CAFARO (choice), Moussa DOUMBIA (choice) , Andreaw GRAVILLON (suspended)