15th will meet with 13th in the league this weekend as Reims play hosts to Nantes at the Stade Auguste Delaune with both clubs eager to rocket themselves further up the Ligue 1 table with just one more game left to play before the World Cup break after this one.
It’s been a bizarre few weeks for Reims, as they have managed to put together three 0-0 draws in the French top flight, while also beating Auxerre 2-1. It’s seen the club move up the league and into 13th, and given how they managed to draw 0-0 with the unbeaten league leaders, Paris Saint-Germain, and fourth-placed Lorient, they can’t be too disheartened with the current run of form.
In fact, couple this with the 2-2 draw against Troyes at the start of October and it now means William Still has guided his side to an unbeaten run of five games since the international break, which oddly puts them as one of the most in-form sides in Ligue 1 right now.
Nantes continue to struggle in the league, however, as they sit just two points above Strasbourg and Brest in the relegation zone. Now, with 21 goals conceded and just 15 scored of their own from 13 games, there is a serious chance of them heading into the bottom four if form does not improve.
Nantes themselves are unbeaten in the past few games, beating Brest 4-1, before a 1-1 draw with Nice and Clermont Foot.