Servette Geneva vs Reims Betting Odds and Predictions

Servette Geneva vs Reims Betting Odds and Predictions

Will Reims prevail in French-speaking Switzerland?

⚽️ Match: Servette Geneva vs Reims
⚽️ Competition: Europa League Quali 2020
🔻 Date 17.09.2020
🔺 Betting Prediction: Reims
🔻 Betting Odds: 2.4
🔺 Stake: 6/10 units

Due to the tight schedule, all qualifying rounds in the UEFA Europa League will be played in just one game. The teams are currently in the second of a total of four rounds. The way to the group stage is still a long way and can be over in a single evening. On Thursday, Servette Geneva and Reims will face each other in French-speaking Switzerland.

Accordingly, there will be no communication problems for the two teams due to their common mother tongue. Twelve months ago, hardly an expert would have expected the two teams to be represented internationally in 2020/21. Both Servette Geneva, as a newcomer, and Stade Reims were among the positive surprises in their home country.

The French Ligue 1 enjoys a significantly higher standing in an international comparison and accordingly it is not surprising that the best bookmakers between Servette Geneva and Reims see the guests as favorites according to current odds. The game at the Stade de Geneve starts on Thursday evening.

🔺 Betting Prediction: Under 2.5 Goals
🔻 Betting Odds: 2.20

Servette Geneva – Statistics & current form

Servette Geneva is the third most successful club in Switzerland behind FC Basel and Grasshoppers, but those days are long gone. In 2019/20 the team from Geneva started as a promoted player in the Super League but was able to establish itself in the upper half of the table from the start. In the end, the newcomer took an outstanding fourth place in the table and thus reached international business for the first time since the 2012/13 season. Servette was one of the strongest climbers in recent years.

An opening win against MFK Ruzomberok

Eight years ago, the Swiss failed in the third Europa League qualifying rounds at the Norwegian representative Rosenborg Trondheim due to the away goals rule. This season the Geiger lived up to the role of favorites in the first knockout duel against the Slovaks from MFK Ruzomberok. Thanks to a strong second half, the home side prevailed 3-0 and fixed the home game against Stade Reims.

The league will start next weekend

While the kick-off for the 2020/21 season is already taking place in many parts of Europe, in Switzerland it will not sound until the coming weekend. Accordingly, the Geiger protected have not played a competitive game for almost three weeks and are certainly a little out of their rhythm. This fact speaks against a tip on the home side between Servette Geneva and Reims on Thursday.

However, the strong home record gives hope, the Geiger-Elf collected 31 of the 49 points last year on home ground. In the betting base, odds comparison between Servette Geneva and Reims for the tip on the home side betting odds of just under 3.00 can be found.

Probable formation of Servette Geneva:
➤ Frick – Mendy, Rouiller, Sasso, Sauthier – Cognat, Ondoua – Tasar, Imeri, Stevanovic – Kyei

Last matches from Servette Geneva:

Europa League qualification
⚽️ 08/27 2020 Servette FC 3 – 0 Ruzomberok
Club friendship games
⚽️ 08/22 2020 Neuchatel Xamax FCS 1 – 2 Servette FC
⚽️ 08/21 2020 Servette FC 8 – 0 Thonon Evian
Super League
⚽️ 08/03 2020 Servette FC 1 – 2 FC Sion
⚽️ 07/31 2020 FC Lugano 3 – 1 Servette FC

Reims – Statistics & current form

Would head coach David Guion’s team be represented internationally if the French Ligue 1 hadn’t been canceled prematurely? A hypothetical question that no one can answer and no longer plays a role. The fact is that the underdog was in sixth place when nothing went on. Thanks to the Paris Saint-Germain Cup victory, Stade Reims can now enjoy European football.

Six times French champion

The international qualification is by no means a premiere, because in the 50s and 60s “Les Rouges et Blancs” were among the best clubs in France and won a total of six championships.

Already as a newcomer in 2018/19, the club with eighth place in the table was one of the big surprises and exceeded this again in the 28 games in the previous year. Outstanding is the defense around the Serbian goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic, who only had to reach behind him 21 times in 28 games.

With an average of only 1.68 hits per game, the Guion had by far the fewest goals. Only four games ended with an over 2.5 and yet the bookmakers offer extremely high odds (well over 2.00) for a bet on a maximum of two goals on Thursday between Servette Geneva and Reims.

Bad start to the season – no win in three games

The club is currently unable to match the strong performance of recent years. From the first three Ligue 1 games 2020/21, there is only one meager point on the credit side. A draw against AS Monaco on the first day of the match has recently resulted in two 1-0 defeats against OSC Lille and SCO Angers.

Nevertheless, the quality of the French squad is superior to that of the Swiss and a failure of the Ligue 1 club should be seen as a surprise. A guest victory in the duel between Servette Geneva and Reims results in odds of up to 2.40.

Probable formation of Reims:
➤ Rajkovic – Konan, Maresic, Faes, Foket – Zeneli, Cassama, Chavalerin, Cafaro – Dia, Toure

Last matches from Reims:

Ligue 1
⚽️ 09/13 2020 Angers 1 – 0 Reims
⚽️ 08/30 2020 Reims 0 – 1 Lille
⚽️ 08/23 2020 AS Monaco 2 – 2 Reims
Club friendship games
⚽️ 08/15 2020 Reims 3 – 1 FC Midtjylland
⚽️ 08/08 2020 Reims 0-4 Bordeaux


Servette Geneva vs Reims – Direct comparison / H2H comparison

The teams will face each other for the first time in the second qualifying round for the UEFA Europa League. Servette has played six games against French teams in the club’s long history, but most recently in the 1993/94 season (out of the UEFA Cup against Girondins Bordeaux). The only experiences Stade Reims have so far with Swiss opponents can be traced back to 1959 and are therefore in no way relevant for the appearance on Thursday.

Servette Geneva vs Reims – Betting odds comparison

🔺 Betting Prediction: Servette Geneva
🔻 Betting Odds: 2.8
🔺 Betting Prediction: Draw
🔻 Betting Odds: 3.3
🔺 Betting Prediction: Reims
🔻 Betting Odds: 2.3

Servette Geneva vs Reims Betting Odds and Predictions

The Swiss stand for a high level of counter-pressing and the direct way forward. The vertical game is extremely pronounced and accordingly, there are usually many goals to be seen. But on Thursday evening, the Geiger-Elf will play the most important game in the club’s recent history and will by no means storm forward unconditionally. Between Servette Geneva and Reims, the forecast of below 2.5 for the currently offered odds is certainly not wrong.

Key facts – Servette Geneva vs Reims tips

🔺 Servette has not played a competitive game since the first qualifying round (August 27)
🔺 For the first time, the two teams face each other
🔺 Reims still without a win after three Ligue 1 games

However, a bet on the three-way market in favor of the guests appears even more interesting; for this purpose, slightly higher odds are offered than on the under 2.5. The French generally have significantly more qualified than the home side, so the odds of 2.40 appear accordingly lucrative between Servette Geneva and Reims.

Considered soberly, significantly lower odds (around 2.00) would have been expected here. Another argument for the French is the fact that the home side has not played a competitive game for three weeks.