Rodez and Clermont meet at Stade Paul Lignon, in a match for the 29 th round of League 2. In the last head ‑ to ‑ head for this edition of the league, on 18‑10‑2019, Rodez won by (0‑1 ). The history of recent direct confrontations between these two teams indicates total balance, since there was 1 draw and 1 victory for each team in the last 3 games. The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since Rodez presents significant differences between home and away results.
The home team is currently in 16th position, with 32 points won, after 8 wins, 8 draws and 12 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Sochaux, by (1‑1). In the last match, they won at home against Guingamp by (2‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 18 goals scored and 18 suffered; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in his stadium, with 25 goals scored and 20 suffered. For the championship, Rodez conquered 11 points in 30 possible, after 3 victories, 2 draws and 5 defeats in the last 10 matches that he played in his stadium. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so it has not had great defensive strength, but its attack has marked regularly, since it has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 13 of the last 14 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 28 matches in the competition, he suffered the first goal 13 times and only got 2 comebacks.
Despite being out of the relegation zone, Rodez is still not calm in the championship. His goal is to find consistency to gain positions and get away from the bottom places. To achieve this, you cannot lose points on your domains, no matter how well you know the quality of your rival. Therefore, it is necessary to play accurately during the ninety minutes, as this increases the probability of victory. In this match, the best available players will go to the field.
The visiting team is currently in 4th position, with 50 points won, after 14 wins, 8 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Nancy, by (1‑2). In the last match, they won at home against Sochaux by (2‑0). This is a team that presents similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 5 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In their last 10 away games for the championship, Clermont has recorded 4 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss, for which they have won 17 points in 30 possible.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 9 away matches. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at half-time was 0‑0 (7 in 14 matches). His offense has scored consistently, as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since in 10 of the last 14 that they played there were less than 3 goals. In 28 games in this competition, he only got 3 comebacks in the 12 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 14 home matches for this competition there are 2 periods that stand out: they have scored 6 of their 14 goals between minutes (46′ ‑ 60 ‘); they have suffered 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (61’ ‑ 75 ‘).
Clermont’s consistency is a key part of his good season, so much so that he wants to keep up this pace. This means that even far from their domains they come looking for points, preferably with victory. It has already shown that it has quality and does not think of having a stumbling block in the current confrontation. A draw would not be bad, but as already said, he will try to win. You will have to know the right moments to act, whether to defend yourself or attack. Therefore, a lot of concentration will be required to avoid the risk of tripping. In this match, Jérôme Phojo will be absent, for being in the medical department.