October 20, 2012
Paris Saint-Germain v Stade de Reims: Preview
Team Stat Comparison
|Paris Saint-Germain||Stade de Reims|
|Goals for *||1.8||0.7|
|Goals against *||0.5||1.5|
|Last 5 home||W-D-W-W-W||W-D-L-W-W|
|Last 5 away||W-W-W-W-W||D-L-D-W-D|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: Paris Saint-Germain | Stade de Reims|
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Clement Chantome is confident his side can get a positive result against Reims in tomorrow's Ligue 1 clash and end their opponent's good run of form.
PSG are currently lying second in the overall standings, three points behind leaders Marseille, while Reims are in fifth and unbeaten in their last six league games.
Chantome, who made his international debut from the bench in France's 1-0 friendly defeat by Japan last week, expects a strong challenge from Reims, who were promoted last season.
"Reims are a very good team,'' Chantome told www.psg.fr. "They are playing well and are in form. We have to respect this team and approach it seriously. If we can do that, look to attack quickly and press high up the pitch, I think there won't be a problem and we should be able to win.''
The 25-year-old knows it is vital PSG return to winning ways after they drew against Marseille and were defeated by FC Porto in their last two outings.
PSG play Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League at the Stadion Maksimir next Wednesday and Chantome knows his side need to build up a head of steam.
"We have used our 'Get out of jail free' card,'' Chantome said of the competition. "We will be heading to Zagreb for the win. We are the favourites for this match and we have to live up to that.''
In the opposite camp, Reims manager Hubert Fournier is looking forward to testing his side against Carlo Ancelotti's big-spending side.
He told www.stade-de-reims.com: "For us, this game is the opportunity to play the best in the French league, with players who are some of the best players in the world.
"This is an opportunity that we do not get every day. These games also allow us to challenge ourselves to go beyond our limits.''