Ligue 1 – Angers SCO at home to Clermont Foot

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Angers at home against Cleermont – Sunday – 3:00pm GMT – The Stade Raymond Kopa.

Sunday’s clash at the Stade Raymond Kopa- sees seventeenth placed Cleermont, travel to eighth-placed Angers in the Ligue 1.

Angers SCO go into this game with 25 points secured

It was three points secured for Angers in their last fixture, beating Reims 1-2 at the Stade Auguste Delaune.

Also, football is a simple game, first don’t lose, and Angers achieved this now in 13 of their last 17 games. With 25 points, they currently sit eighth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 6 wins, 4 losses and 7 draws having won six meetings, drawn seven matches, and lost four games.

Angers have won four matches, drawn one game, and lost three fixtures of their eight League matches at home this season.

A win in this fixture would take Angers SCO’s points to 28 in the League.

It is likely that three key players will miss Sunday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Gerald Baticle and his Angers team.

With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, Clermont Foot have managed to gain 14 points

This match gives Pascal Gastien’s Cleermont 90 minutes to get their season back on track. Their last outing resulted in a 1-0 loss to Montpellier, with a 2-2 draw against RC Lens before that. Only a positive result will be good enough.

Also, Cleermont need to find a way to generate wins on a consistent basis, as they’ve recorded six losses in their last seven matches. Now they have 3 matches won, 9 games lost and 5 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in seventeenth place, with a total of 14 points having won three matches, drawn five games, and lost nine meetings.

Cleermont’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Angers. In the 9 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won one game, drawn two meetings, and lost six games.

Winning this fixture will see Clermont Foot on 17 points.

Cleermont may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

Angers SCO v Clermont Foot – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels both teams have already faced each other 22 times with the result being eight victories and seven draws for Angers. Additionally, in five of the last six matches between these sides, the result has been a draw. The last time they played each other in this competition was April 2015 and the score line ended up with a 2-0 win for Clermont Foot. In the last game between this pair, both sides got on the scoresheet and it’s rated at 54.64% that they both find the back of the net once again on Sunday.

The probability of an Angers win is 47.39 percent.

Players to watch

For Angers, Sofiane Boufal, one of their best scorers, has netted
five goals in 17 League fixtures this season, while Mohamed Bayo is a top performing player who has scored
eight goals in 17 League matches this campaign for Cleermont.

Other standout players for Angers are Sofiane Boufal and Thomas Mangani with five goals each and for Cleermont are Mohamed Bayo and Elbasan Rashani with eight goals each.

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