Stade Gabriel Montpied sees Wednesday action as Cleermont take on RCSA – 9:00pm GMT.
When RCSA visit Stade Gabriel Montpied they will be sat in seventh place in the League. Cleermont, currently 16 will face an up-hill battle to handle the visitors.
Clermont Foot have so far accrued 17 points in this season of the Ligue 1
Cleermont will be keen to retain their winning form, having beaten Angers SCO 0-1 in their last match.
Also, league success is all about winning football matches, any way you can, so nine losses in 14 games would not make this a successful season for Cleermont. Their position is sixteenth in the League and they have 17 points, that is, 4W, 9L and 5D having won four meetings, drawn five fixtures, and lost nine games.
When Cleermont host RCSA, they will do so on the back of two victories, three draws, and three losses on their own ground.
Clermont Foot will have 20 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
Pascal Gastien will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of nine of his Cleermont players.
This season’s Ligue 1 campaign, has so far seen RC Strasburg achieve 26 points
RCSA suffered a home loss to Olympique de Marseille in their last outing, they will doubtless be keen get a positive outcome in this fixture.
Also, slow and steady wins the race, RCSA are showing that they know by avoiding defeat in six of their last seven matches. They currently stand seventh in the League, with 26 points for a total of 7 wins, 6 losses and 5 draws having won seven games, drawn five fixtures, and lost six matches.
RCSA’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Cleermont. In the 8 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won two fixtures, drawn three meetings, and lost three games.
A victory for RC Strasburg would put them on 29 points.
Good Attacking Performance
RCSA have a good scoring record this season, with 34 netted so far (30 from open play and four penalties). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Ludovic Ajorque (9), Habib Diallo (8), and Adrien Thomasson (6). RCSA have conceded 24 goals.
Injury and illness have depleted Julien Stephan’s RCSA and they will likely be missing three key personnel for Wednesday’s match.
Clermont Foot v RC Strasburg – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels the two sides are fairly evenly matched, in terms of wins in recent meetings. Both Cleermont and RCSA have two wins each in their last seven meetings. In addition, RCSA have been hugely successful away to Cleermont of late, winning three games times in the last two. In their most recent meeting of this fixture The Racers secured a 0-2 away win. Previous matches between these teams have been high-scoring affairs and the odds of both sides finding the net on Wednesday are high (59.52%) so it should be an entertaining match.
RCSA are odds on to win at 41.15 percent.
For Cleermont, Mohamed Bayo, one of their best scorers, has netted
nine goals in 18 League fixtures so far, while Ludovic Ajorque contributed with
nine goals in 18 League matches this season for RCSA.
Other standout players for Cleermont are Mohamed Bayo and Elbasan Rashani with nine goals both and for RCSA are Habib Diallo and Adrien Thomasson with eight goals and six goals respectively.