Clermont – Niort SOCCER PICKS
Clermont and Niort meet at Stade Gabriel Montpied, in a match for the 20th round of the Liga 2. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 03-08-2018, Niort won at home by (4- two). The record of direct confrontations in this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 5 matches won 2, drew 2 and lost 1. but the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 04-06-2018, for League 2, which ended in a draw by (2-2). L. Ajorque (11 ‘) and F. Honorat (75’) scored the goals of the game, for Clermont, and G. Koyalipou (77 ‘and 90’), for Niort.
The home team is currently in the 8 th position of the league, with 29 points won, after 7 wins, 8 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Lens, by (0-0). In the last match, they won in an away match against Troyes, by (0-1). The team comes to this match after an away loss with Marignane Gignac by (3-0), in the shoot-out on penalties. For the league, Clermont won 17 points out of 30 possible points, after 4 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 home matches.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 8 home matches. In their home matches there are a few frequent results at half-time: 0-0 (4 out of 10 matches) and 1-0 (4 out of 10 matches). The defense has been strong and only suffered goals in 3 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 19 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Of course, Clermont’s campaign is not bad, but it leaves him in the middle of the table and that is not what he expects, so he hopes to evolve to try to fight for something better. By playing at home it is clear that he wants the victory and is behind that he will go, but at the same time he knows that he will have difficulties and will need to overcome them if he really wants the three points. This being so, you must show the quality of the start at the end of the game, because it is precisely in this way that you can approach the desired result. In this match the best players that are available will go to the field.
After 9 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses, the away team is currently in the 5 th position, with 32 points won. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Lorient, by (1-1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Brest, by (1-1). The team comes to this match after a loss outside with Bergerac by (2-1). For the championship, Niort won 15 points out of 30 possible, after 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (4 out of 10 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 19 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never got the comeback. In the last 10 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 4 of their 9 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The good moment he is living has generated positive expectations in the Niort, as fighting for access is something great, so in this round he wants to earn points in any way. The difficulty will really exist in this match, but if you really want to get a positive score you will need to overcome that and show what you are capable of. No doubt that a draw is not something so bad, but with determination and objectivity you can add the three points, being that if you do it will remain one more day in the area of the playoffs of promotion. In this match the best players that are available will go to the field.