Reims meets Nimes for the 34th day of the French Ligue 2. This is a very important fixture for both teams, which are considered to be of the most qualified of the league. They are separated by only three points at the table, with 4th Nimes counting 54 and 7th Reims counting 51. Coach Michel Der Zakarian said that Reims’s hopes for promotion were over after the away defeat against Laval (5-2) on last weekend. It was their fourth straight league game without a victory (0-2-2) and coach wanted to shake things up. However, their promotion hopes are not over. Tonight match is a fantastic opportunity for Reims to move up through the positions and at the same time take a big chunk out of one of their rivals’ promotion chances. Nimes will be a difficult opponent –no doubt about it- as they come from three straight wins, last one of them with 2-0 at home against Orleans. Frederic Bulot and Gaetan Charbonnier are out for Reims, meanwhile Nimes will lack the services of Rachid Alioui and Gautier Gallon.