Nice to win at 1.89 with Pinnacle (min 1.85) - 1 unit

Nice

  • Nice have parted ways with their caretaker coach Adrian Ursea and have brought in Championship winning Christophe Galtier. Galtier had a number of offers on the table this summer but he chose Nice as he believes in the project and the owners (INEOS)
  • Nice also had a positive transfer market, not only have they retained their best players, they have brought in Calvin Stengs (PSV), Pablo Rosario (PSV), Mario Lemina (Soton), Melvin Bard (Lyon), and Justin Kluivert (Roma)
  • Nice's team news is positive too, currently only Claude-Maurice is definitely out. Schneiderlin is a doubt
  • Stengs, Dolberg, and Gouiri are expected to line up in attack so we can expect this new look team to pack a punch up front
  • I'm not going to dig up Nice's records from last season as I don't feel it's a good guideline for the upcoming season, they have the potential and should meet expectations this season

Reims

  • Reims hired Óscar García after a dismal campaign last year that seen them finish 14th
  • The Spaniards last two managerial positions at Top clubs didn't go well. With Celta Vigo he won just 8 of 38 matches, and at St Etienne he lasted just 3 months before leaving the club
  • Reims unlike Nice, were not able to strengthen their squad this summer, the highest profile player to arrive is Andreaw Gravillon (CB) who was loaned out by Inter (was loaned to Lorient last season)
  • Boulaye Dia (CF) was sold to Villarreal this summer, he scored 27% of Reim's goals last season and hasn't been adequately replaced
  • Considering Reims were the 2nd worst chance creators in the league this should be a concern
  • Reims have a poor recent record against top half teams, they are W0 D7 L3 with 5 goals scored and 12 conceded

Final word: We got used to seeing Galtier grinding out wins with Lille over the past few seasons, with the squad he has available to him here there's no excuse for not taking three points. Expect a comfortable win