Clermont Foot v Reims: Ligue 1 Action on Match-day 20

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Cleermont at home against Reims – Sunday – 3:00pm GMT – Stade Gabriel Montpied.

It’s a clash of fifteenth vs fourteenth, as Cleermont host Reims at Stade Gabriel Montpied.

Clermont Foot arrive at this game, having secured 17 points so far this season

Cleermont come to this match on the back of a 0-1 away win against Angers SCO at the Stade Raymond Kopa.

Also, Cleermont have now lost nine of their last 14 games, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Pascal Gastien. With a fifteenth position in the league and 4 wins, 9 losses and 5 draws, they currently have 17 points in the League having won four fixtures, drawn five games, and lost nine fixtures.

Playing at home, Cleermont have won two meetings, drawn three matches, and lost three meetings.

A win in this fixture, would take Clermont Foot’s points from 17 to 20, so far this season.

It is likely that eight key players will miss Sunday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Pascal Gastien and his Cleermont team.

Reims have so far accrued 23 points in this season of the Ligue 1

When Reims last turned out in the Ligue 1, the result was a disappointing draw 1-1 against Olympique de Marseille at the Orange Velodrome. They will be hoping for a better result this time.

Also, Reims keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last five fixtures is astonishing this season. With 23 points (5W, 6L and 8D), they are established in fourteenth position in the League having won five meetings, drawn eight games, and lost six matches.

Reims’ away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Cleermont. In the 10 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won two games, drawn five meetings, and lost three fixtures.

Reims will have 26 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Injury and illness have depleted Oscar Garcia’s Reims and they will likely be missing ten key personnel for Sunday’s match.

Clermont Foot v Reims – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels when these two rivals meet, the tendency has been for Reims to take all the points with eight victories and six draws. Also, in all five matches, the local team has been unable to get a win.

For this game, Cleermont’s win probability is currently 40.98 percent.

Other players of note for Cleermont are Mohamed Bayo and Elbasan Rashani with nine goals each and for Reims are Wout Faes and Moreto Cassama with two goals and two goals respectively.

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