The Ligue 2 meeting at Stade Gabriel-Montpied on Saturday will see home side Clermont Foot welcome Valenciennes FC.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Clermont Foot v Valenciennes FC can be found here including the latest game odds.
Clermont Foot fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 0-2 Ligue 2 victory vs AC Ajaccio.
For Clermont Foot, goals were scored by Jim Allevinah (54') and Mohamed Bayo (58').
In their prior six games, Pascal Gastien's Clermont Foot have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a combined total of 8 times, an average number of goals scored per match of 1.33.
Their previous form shows that Clermont Foot:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Valenciennes FC in their last 2 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 9 home league matches. It's been impressive.
In their last game, Valenciennes FC drew 2-2 in the Ligue 2 tie with ESTAC.
For Valenciennes FC, the goalscorers were Baptiste Guillaume (13') and Éric Vandenabeele (91'). Yoann Touzghar (64') and Alimami Gory (71') scored for ESTAC.
The stats tell the story, and Valenciennes FC have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 9 goals overall. At the back, Les Athéniens have been far from perfect.
Heading into this fixture, Valenciennes FC are without an away win for the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 16/01/2018 shows us that Clermont Foot have won 4 of these games & Valenciennes FC 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 0.
A combined sum of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 13 of them for Clermont and 4 netted by Les Athéniens. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The last league game featuring these clubs was Ligue 2 match day 9 on 31/10/2020 when the final score was Valenciennes FC 1-3 Clermont Foot.
The referee was Benjamin Lepaysant.
Team News: Clermont Foot
Clermont Foot manager Pascal Gastien does not have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash owing to a fully injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: Valenciennes FC
Thanks to a largely full-strength group, there is just the one fitness worry for the Valenciennes FC boss Olivier Guégan to contend with. Malek Chergui (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out for this game.
We’re of the opinion that Clermont Foot should have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
At the same time, Valenciennes FC won’t find it easy to make a breakthrough but we can see them managing to get on the scoresheet here.
Our selection here is for a comfortable 3-1 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 Man: Jodel Dossou
Mostly deployed in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Jodel Dossou was born in Dassa-Zoumé, Benin. After having made a senior debut playing for FC Liefering in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has got 7 league goals in this Ligue 2 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 25 appearances.