Clermont – Reims : Preview & Prediction
, 5th, is back in the race for the rise in Ligue 1 and is only 3 units of the 3rd place held by AC Ajaccio. This beautiful recovery has been triggered thanks to a very good momentum since mid-December. The club Auvergnat has just garnered 16 points out of 24 in play for 8 days and is on a nice series of 3 wins in Bourg-Péronnas (2-0), against Gazélec Ajaccio (1-0), Lens (1- 0) and 1 draw in front of Châteauroux (1-1) on his last 4 outings. The tone is set, Clermont is in full flurry and intends to bring down the leader Reims. Reims has a comfortable lead over his pursuers and the Champagne club has just scored 3 wins after 2 against-performances. Diego’s partners (5 goals) have recently beaten Sochaux (3-0) and Quevilly (2-1) at home and Gazélec Ajaccio (2-1) in Corsica. But Reims has already lost away points in teams in the first part of the table such as Lorient (2-1 defeat), Le Havre (0-0) and Brest (0-0) and could leave feathers in Auvergne.
Clermont loses little at home: 7 wins and 3 draws against only 3 defeats.
Reims has already dropped 10 points outside, why not 2 or 3 others at Gabriel Montpied stadium?
Clermont is undefeated in Ligue 2 for two and a half months and has just aligned 4 wins and 4 draws, ongoing series.
Reims remains on 1 draw in Brest (0-0) and 1 short victory on the Gazélec Ajaccio (2-1) in his last two trips.
Of the last 3 visits to Auvergne, Reims has 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss.
Clermont is 2 wins and 2 draws at its last 4 receptions.
The Stade de Reims, with such a lead in the ranking on his pursuers, can afford to grill wilds. He will use one during this trip to Auvergne where it is never obvious to impose it.
Clermont – Reims : Betting Tips
Clermont – Win Odds: 1.95
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70