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Strasbourg arrive at Stade Gabriel-Montpied on Wednesday for the Ligue 1 clash with home side Clermont Foot.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Clermont Foot v Strasbourg match are shown here (including the best match odds).
Clermont Foot will be hoping to bounce back here after the 4-0 Ligue 1 losing effort in their last game against Monaco.
In that game, Clermont Foot managed 47% possession and 6 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. At the other end, AS Monaco FC got 20 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. Sofiane Diop (45'), Wissam Ben Yedder (55', 62') and Caio Henrique (83') scored for Monaco.
An interesting aspect of recent Clermont Foot games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
From their previous sextet of clashes before this one, in as many as 6 of them a wager on BTTS would have lost.
Pre-game facts show that Clermont Foot:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Strasbourg in their last 4 matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league matches.
Strasbourg will come into the encounter after a 3-1 Ligue 1 win in the defeat of Montpellier in their last game.
In that match, Strasbourg had 57% possession and 19 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. For Strasbourg, the scorers were Majeed Waris (77'), Adrien Thomasson (84') and Kévin Gameiro (86'). For their opponents, Montpellier got 9 shots on goal with 5 on target. Florent Mollet (11') was the scorer for Montpellier.
A series of hard-working performances by the Strasbourg defensive players has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their last 6 fixtures combined. In that period of time, their own forwards have managed to score 9. Previous results aside, we’ll just have to find out if that trend might be maintained in this upcoming game or not.
Coming into this clash, Strasbourg are undefeated in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 29/09/2008 tells us that Clermont Foot have won 2 of these and Strasbourg 1, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 3.
A combined sum of 13 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 for Clermont and 5 being from Le Racing. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The previous league contest featuring these sides was Ligue 2 match day 27 on 24/02/2017 when it ended Strasbourg 0-2 Clermont Foot.
The referee was William Lavis.
Team News: Clermont Foot
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just one fitness concern for the Clermont Foot boss Pascal Gastien to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust group. Cédric Hountondji (Tear in the abductor muscle) is out of contention.
It’s our opinion that Clermont Foot will possibly make use of the 4-2-3-1 system for this one, beginning the first half with Arthur Desmas, Akim Zedadka, Cedric Hountondji, Florent Ogier, Vital N'Simba, Yohann Magnin, Salis Abdul Samed, Jodel Dossou, Jason Berthomier, Elbasan Rashani and Jordan Tell.
Team News: Strasbourg
Strasbourg boss Julien Stéphan has to choose a team with limited availability. Lebo Mothiba (Knee Injury) and Maxime Le Marchand (Back Injury) will not be playing here.
We reckon that Le Racing seem most likely to utilise a 5-3-2 lineup, going with Matz Sels, Frederic Guilbert, Lucas Perrin, Gerzino Nyamsi, Anthony Caci, Dimitri Lienard, Ibrahima Sissoko, J. Bellegarde, Adrien Thomasson, Ludovic Ajorque and Kevin Gameiro.
We think that Clermont Foot will need to put in a solid display to breach the defence of this Strasbourg side who we think might do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We’re therefore predicting a 0-1 winning score for Strasbourg at the end of the 90.
Expecting it to be tight.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Gabriel-Montpied (13,000)
Chairman: Ahmet Schaefer
Manager: Pascal Gastien
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 15
🔑 Key Man: Elbasan Rashani
Typically playing in the Left Wing position, Elbasan Rashani was born in Hillerstrop, Sweden. Having made a first senior appearance for ODD Grenland in the 2011 season, the goalscoring Forward has struck 4 league goals in this Ligue 1 2021 - 2022 season so far in a total of 15 appearances.