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The Ligue 2 clash at Stade Gabriel-Montpied on Saturday sees home team Clermont Foot playing against Sochaux.
Our Clermont Foot v Sochaux tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - as well as the best betting odds.
Clermont Foot are hoping to win again after their last result, a 1-2 Ligue 2 victory against Grenoble.
In that match, Clermont Foot managed 51% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For Clermont Foot, goals were scored by Jim Allevinah (19') and Mohamed Bayo (45'). Grenoble got 11 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Willy Semedo (91') scored for Grenoble.
Clermont Foot have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, hitting the target in each and every one of their last 6 games.
They’ve managed to rack up 10 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 5. That sort of trend might not be carried forward into this match, of course.
Leading up to this clash, Clermont Foot:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Sochaux in their last 2 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 14 league matches at home. What a fortress.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against USL Dunkerque in Ligue 2 competition, Sochaux will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Sochaux had 55% possession and 7 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Dunkerque got 13 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Guillaume Bosca (84') was the scorer for USL Dunkerque.
For 5 of the prior six clashes featuring Sochaux, a notably low volume of goals have gone in between them and their opposition. The overall average number of goals per game during that period works out to a meagre 1.5, with the average goals for Les Lionceaux standing at 0.5.
A look at their previous results shows us that Sochaux:
- have not emerged victorious against Clermont Foot when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 04/05/2018 shows that Clermont Foot have won 3 of them and Sochaux 2, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
14 goals were produced between them in this period, with 7 for Clermont and 7 coming from Les Lionceaux. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The last league match featuring the two was Ligue 2 match day 19 on 08/01/2021 when it finished Sochaux 0-0 Clermont Foot.
The match was refereed by Romain Delpech.
Team News: Clermont Foot
Jonathan Iglesias (Sprained ankle) and Yohann Magnin (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are unavailable for Clermont boss Pascal Gastien.
Team News: Sochaux
Thanks to a largely full-strength group, there’s only the one fitness issue for the Sochaux boss Omar Daf to be concerned about. Yann Kitala (Tibia Fracture) won’t be in action.
We’ve got the feeling that Clermont Foot will probably get the goals that they need against Sochaux, who will be up against it to score.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a 2-0 margin for Clermont Foot come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Gabriel-Montpied (11,980)
Captain: Jonathan Iglesias
Chairman: Ahmet Schaefer
Manager: Pascal Gastien
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 2
🔑 Key Player: Mohamed Bayo
Normally used in the Striker position, Mohamed Bayo was born in France. After having played his first senior match for Clermont Foot in the 2018 - 2019 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 20 league goals in the Ligue 2 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 36 appearances.