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Clermont Foot will take to the pitch with visiting side Nantes at Stade Gabriel-Montpied in this Ligue 1 fixture on Sunday.
All Clermont Foot v Nantes game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Clermont Foot will play in this fixture following on from a 2-2 Ligue 1 drawn result versus Toulouse.
In that match, Clermont Foot managed 63% possession and 15 shots at goal with 3 on target. For Clermont Foot, the scorers were Grejohn Kyei (34') and Florent Ogier (96'). For their opponents, Toulouse got 9 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Zakaria Aboukhlal (8') and Frank Magri (15') scored for Toulouse.
Fixtures involving Clermont Foot have usually been exciting affairs recently with high scoring anticipated. Over their past half dozen clashes alone, the sum total of 20 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 9 of these coming from Clermont Foot. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, though.
Looking at their past form shows that Clermont Foot:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Nantes in their previous 2 matches.
- have not registered a win against Nantes in their last 4 league games.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league games.
In their last game, Nantes drew 1-1 in the Ligue 1 tie with Marseille.
In that match, Nantes managed 37% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Nantes was Mostafa Mohamed (39'). For their opponents, Marseille had 26 attempts at goal with 9 on target. Ismaïla Sarr (4') scored for Marseille.
Looking at their form, and Nantes have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 10 goals in total. Defensively, Nantes seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Nantes:
- remain unbeaten by Clermont Foot in games played away from home for the previous 4 matches in the league. A solid away record against them.
- are without an away win for the past 8 league matches. Very poor, indeed.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head to head meetings dating back to 10/12/2012 shows that Clermont Foot have won 1 of them and Nantes 3, with the number of draws standing at 2.
A combined sum of 12 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 5 of them for Clermont and 7 netted by Les Canaris. That’s an average goals per game of 2.
The previous league clash between these sides was Ligue 1 match day 20 on 29/01/2023 when it ended Clermont Foot 0-0 Nantes.
The referee was Florent Batta.
Team News: Clermont Foot
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just one fitness concern for the Clermont Foot gaffer Pascal Gastien to be concerned with thanks to an otherwise robust set of players. Maximiliano Caufriez (Injury to the ankle) is sidelined.
In all likelihood, Clermont Foot could go for a 3-4-3 system for the game featuring Mory Diaw, Alidu Seidu, Florent Ogier, Andy Pelmard, Mehdi Zeffane, Maxime Gonalons, Johan Gastien, Neto Borges, M. Saracevic, Komnen Andric and Bilal Boutobba.
Team News: Nantes
Out of a mainly full-strength group, there is only a single fitness worry for the Nantes boss Pierre Aristouy to be concerned about. Alban Lafont (Pneumothorax) won’t be in action. Bastien Meupiyou will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
We are inclined to think that Les Canaris seem most likely to make use of a 3-4-3 lineup, starting Remy Descamps, J. Castelletto, Eray Coemert, Nicolas Pallois, R. Pierre-Gabriel, Pedro Chirivella, Douglas Augusto, Quentin Merlin, Adson, Mostafa Mohamed and Moses Simon.
In our view, Nantes will surely be able to get a goal against this Clermont Foot outfit, but it is unlikely to be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re going for a 2-1 winning margin for Clermont Foot at the end of the 90 minutes. Let’s see what happens here.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Gabriel-Montpied (13,000)
Captain: Florent Ogier
Chairman: Ahmet Schaefer
Manager: Pascal Gastien
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 16