Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Bordeaux will be aiming to build on a 2-0 win over Strasbourg when they take on Reims at their Stade Matmut Atlantique on Matchday 17. Les Girondins quickly bounced back from defeats to Lille and St Etienne, and, no doubt, they are high on spirits ahead of the midweek clash. You should bear in mind that Bordeaux are after their fourth home win of the season. Kalu and Koscielny are both sidelined through injuries for the hosts.
Reims, on the other hand, did well to hold Olympique Marseille to a draw at Stade Velodrome, but that did not help them escape the danger zone. Les Rouges et Blancs have already suffered four defeats on the road this season, and seeing that Bordeaux are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the visitors are going to return to Grand-Est empty-handed.