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Olympique Lyon vs Stade Reims: Fantasy Preview, Probable XI and Players to watch out for

Match: LYN vs REI — Ligue 1
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais
Date: January 12, 2019
Time: 01:15 IST
Dream11 Deadline: 23:45 IST of January 11

Olympique Lyon will welcome Stade Reims to the Parc Olympique Lyonnais on Friday to strengthen their position at the top half if the table.

Lyon sit third in the points table and a win in this match can help them to move to second overtaking Lille who have played one game more than them. This has been a very good season for them in which they have scored 30 goals across 18 games but their defense has been vulnerable this season as they have conceded 21 times. Mathematically, they are still in title contention but PSG are 15 points ahead of them. So, it will require multiple brainfades from PSG, which is unlikely, to help Lyon go to the top.

Stade Reims, on the other hand, have done fairly well after being promoted to Ligue 1 this season. They sit at 9th in the points table with 26 points from 19 games. They have come up with promising performances from time to time but their away form has been a cause of concern. So, getting the better of a rampaging Lyon side away from home seems like an uphill task for them in this match.

Olympique Lyon
Amine Gouiri (injured)
Rafael (injured)
Jeremy Morel (doubtful)
Lucas Tousart (doubtful)

Stade Reims
Moussa Doumbia (injured)
Suk Hyun-Jun (doubtful)

Lyon– Lopes (GK), Denayer, Marcelo, Marcal, Mendy, Aouar, NDombele, Dubois, Fekir, Traore, Terrier

Stade Reims– Mendy (GK), Foket, Engels, Abdelhamid, Konan, Chavalerin, Romao, Oudin, Cafaro, Ojo, Chavarria

APPROACH: Lyon are the favourites to win this match. Their midfielders and forwards have been in rampaging form this season and hence, they can be expected to score multiple goals in this match as well. Their defence hasn’t been good but still you should back them against a side like Stade Reims who have been promoted to Ligue 1 recently. A 3-4-3 formation should work best with all defenders from Lyon.

MUST HAVE PLAYERS: Oudin and Chavarria are the must have players from Reims whereas you must pick Fekir and Traore from Lyon.


Anthony Lopes (8.5 Cr)

Ferland Mendy (8.5 Cr)
Jason Denayer (8 Cr)
Fernando Mercal (7.5 Cr)

Nabil Fekir (10 Cr)
Houssem Aouar (9.5 Cr)
Mathieu Cafaro (9.5 Cr)
Alaixys Romao (8 Cr)

Bertrand Traore (9.5 Cr)
Remi Oudin (9.5 Cr)
Pablo Chavarria (9 Cr)

Captain: Traore
Vice-Captain: Fekir

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