Strasbourg will face Reims at the Meinau stadium in a Ligue 1 match on Sunday.
Strasbourg currently occupies eighth place in the standings, while Reims are struggling to 16th after a poor start to the season.
Can Reims win a precious victory or will Strasbourg condemn them to more misery?
Strasbourg vs Reims Head to Head
After a difficult start to their 2021-22 campaign, Strasbourg have managed to climb to the top in recent weeks after improving form.
They have lost only one of their last five matches – a 1-0 loss to the Rennes elite – and even beat Lorient 4-0 on October 31.
Their last game saw them draw with Nantes 2-2, with Strasbourg coming from behind twice to score a point.
Meanwhile, Reims have won just twice in their first 13 Ligue 1 games, leaving them languishing at the bottom of the table.
They have now played five games without a win, and three of those five were losses as they fell to Bordeaux, Troyes and Lens.
Worryingly, Reims have only scored 14 goals all season, with just three teams scoring less.
However, they should at least enter this one with some confidence, as they beat Strasbourg twice last season and came away from the Meinau stadium with a 1-0 victory.
Guide to Strasbourg forms: DWLWD
Guide to Reims forms: LDLLD
Strasbourg vs Reims Team News
Strasbourg have a number of issues ahead in this game, with four players injured and two – including striker Ludovic Ajorque – suspended.
Injured: Lebo Mothiba, Karol Fila, Kevin Gameiro, Jean-Eudes Aholou
Suspended: Ludovic Ajorque, Anthony Caci
Reims have five players who are expected to miss this game, Arber Zeneli is not expected to return until May.
Injured: Arber Zeneli, Fraser Hornby, Marshall Munetsi, Thomas Foket, Fode Doucouré
Strasbourg vs Reims Prediction XI
Strasbourg predicted XI (5-3-2): Matz Sels, Frédéric Guilbert, Lucas Perrin, Gerzino Nyamsi, Alexander Djiku, Maxime Le Marchand, Ibrahima Sissoko, Sanjin Prcic, Adrien Thomasson, Habib Diallo, Dion Moises Sahi
Reims predicted XI (4-3-3): Predrag Rajkovic, Andreaw Gravillon, Wout Faes, Yunis Abdelhamid, Ghislain Konan, Alexis Flips, Moreto Cassama, Azor Matusiwa, Anastasios Donis, Hugo Ekitike, Nathanael Mbuku
Prediction Strasbourg vs Reims
Formally, it should be a comfortable victory for Strasbourg. They are at home, they had a good run and Reims have been without a win for a long time.
However, the home side have a handful of key players missing, which means they might find it more difficult than they would like.
Overall, a home win is the prediction, but it could be tight.
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Prediction: Strasbourg 1-0 Reims