Match date: 19 May 2017
| Sport: Football
| Competition: France Football
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: 2 (-1 AH)
| Match result:
1-2 - Draw
Battle for promotion into French Ligue 1 will be exciting until the end, one round left until the end and six teams have a chance to play in Ligue 1 for the next season, Reims meanwhile aren't in that race and are at 7th position at the table, tonight they are welcoming Amiens and even if manage to win this game they can't climb up but i doubt that can celebrate over team which is in pretty good form and need all three points to retain second spot which leads them directly into Ligue 1.
Hosts aren't in their best shape, in last two rounds were defeated, most recently against third placed Troyes away from home while before that at home stadium failed to earn points against relegation placed Orleans. In first encounter with guests in this season they got a draw away from home in season opener and had a bit of luck there to avoid defeat, here i simple doubt that will manage to achieve positive result against highly motivated opponents. Defender Samuel Bouhours (29/1), midfielders Frederic Bulot (0/0), Aly Ndom (19/0), forwards Gaetan Charbonnier (18/3) and Pablo Chavarria (27/7) are all injured and won't be available for this match.
Amiens meanwhile managed to return into Ligue 2 in this season after four years in third league and achieved pretty good results, they are now only one step away from promotion and here have imperative to celebrate, i'm sure that can achieve victory and win direct promotion in strongest league in France. In last five matches guests achieved five straight victories, they are in great shape and here are coming after convincing victory over bottom placed Laval.
Visitors showed quiet good goal scoring skills, they also were decent in defense, anyway i believe that will manage to do this final step and win placement into elite. They were struggling to find consistency in their game but in the end can be more than satisfied with rank, only three point now separates them from great success and i have no doubts that in this match will manage to extend their great streak and celebrate. They are favorites and i'm sure that will manage to outplay and defeat hosts which are in bad form and without motivation for this game.
Hosts failed to keep up with top placed team and are out of promotion race while guests are coming here with imperative to win, they seems very confident and i'd be surprised if they don't collect all three points tonight.