Stadium: Gabrielle Montpier (Clermont-Ferrand)
Referee: Bastien Deshepy
“Clermont”: Allevina, Albert, Amel, Berthomier, Busquets, Untoji (all – trauma).
“Strasbourg”: Le Marchand, Motiba (both injured).
After a long series of failures “Clermont” managed to win two matches in a row. In the last round of Ligue 1, the team unexpectedly defeated Angers away (1: 0), and in the French Cup, Clermont calmly beat the modest Chmen Ba d’Avignon away (4: 0).
“Strasbourg” after an impressive breakthrough, he stumbled in the last round of League 1. In the home game against Marseille, the team lost (0: 2), having lost the opportunity to break into the European competition zone. On December 16, Strasbourg’s players beat Valenciennes away in a difficult match (1: 0), reaching the 1/16 finals of the cup.
Clermont have amassed three losses in five last home league games. But Strasbourg has three successful away games in a row, in which the team beat Nice (3: 0), and also lost peace with Monaco (1: 1) and Nantes (2: 2).
Therefore, in this game bets on guests look interesting. The bookmakers offer to play a clear victory for “Strasbourg” for 2.43, and X2 goes at a quote of 1.45.
In addition to its ambiguous form, Strasbourg faced staffing problems. Six players dropped out of the main team at once, including two main midfielders – Bertomier and Allevin.
“Strasbourg” goes on the road in the optimal combination of personnel. You can play the victory of guests at zero handicap with the odds of 1.81.
But the bookmakers are not determined with the total for this match. Bets on less than 2.5 balls go for 1.97. The opposite outcome with the over condition is available for 1.93.
At the same time, the three previous parties of rivals ended on TM (2.5). But in the past rounds of Ligue 1 “Clermont” and “Strasbourg” alternated productive matches with the grassroots. I will skip this category of bets.
Forecast and rate
I suppose that Strasbourg, who gained the move, will be closer to victory. I bet on the guests at zero handicap.