This clash sees fourteenth play third, as struggling Metz visit Stade Gabriel Montpied to face Cleermont.
Clermont Foot have so far accrued seven points in this season of the Ligue 1
When Cleermont last turned out in the Ligue 1, the result was a disappointing draw 3-3 against Lyon at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais. They will be hoping for a better result this time.
Cleermont seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with one draws in one game. With seven points, they are established in third in the League having won two games and drawn one game.
When Cleermont host Metz, they will do so on the back of one win on their own ground.
Victory for Clermont Foot would take their points tally to 10 so far this season.
Good Attacking Performance
Cleermont will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (7). Their stand out attacking players have been Mohamed Bayo (3), Elbasan Rashani (2), and Jodel Dossou (1). Cleermont have conceded three goals.
Cleermont are no strangers this Season to illness and injury and Pascal Gastien is concerned that Sunday’s fixture could see him without four of his key players.
FC Metz have two points to their name, going into this tie
Metz drew 1-1 when they visited Reims, their disappointment was further deepened, having previously drawn against Nantes, they must now try and get a positive result from this fixture.
A draw statistic of two in three meetings is not all bad, but unfortunately will not bring the success Frederic Antonetti’s men wishes for ultimately. Their position is fourteenth in the League, and they have two points drawn two meetings and lost one game.
Playing away from home, Metz have lost one game.
A win in this fixture would take FC Metz’s points to 5 in the League.
It is likely that four key players will miss Sunday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Frederic Antonetti and his Metz team.
Clermont Foot v FC Metz – Head-to-Head.
Cleermont and Metz have faced each other 15 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Cleermont’s favour (7 – 3). In addition, four of the past five matches between Cleermont and Metz have resulted in a Cleermont win. The last time both teams met in this competition was January 2019 and the score line ended up with a 1-2 away win for Clermont Foot. As we can see both teams have scored in the last match between these teams and the likelihood of both sides scoring on Sunday is rated at 52.08%.
Cleermont have a win probability of 55.87 percent.