The hosts finally stopped the rot last week, with a 2-0 win away at Libourne, this was not enough to take them out of the drop zone, but has given them a lifeline.
Now is the time to haul themselves into the boat, Reims are pretty much dream opponents for a desperate side. The visitors have won only once on the road all season and sit very snugly, in mid table safety, with little to play for. They have a weakened defence and will be facing very motivated rivals.
Creteil face a tough run of fixtures with Caen, Dijon and Bastia up next and know that they must collect points tonight. Having won away last week, they will not want to waste that in front of their own fans, where they have only lost 4 times, in any case.
At a similar stage last season, the roles were reversed and Reims collected the spoils, conspiracy theorists will be arguing that it is "payback" time. Not suggesting that is the case, but if this was an Italian game ...........
5.5 points Creteil -1/4 ball asian line 1.95 ( ko 20.00 cet). result 1-1 -2.75 pts