Clermont vs Nice: prediction for the Ligue 1 match
Clermont put up a great performance in the previous season of Ligue 2, they also got off to a great start in the current Ligue 1 season. In 13 rounds Pascal Gastien's men recorded three victories and four draws, which brought them 13 points and a 15th spot in the standings.
A newcomer of the elite division is fighting hard, but their players are just not experienced enough. After a victory over Lille (1:0)The Red-Blues got into a slump and suffered three consecutive defeats.
Magnin and Hountoundji won't play in this game.
Christoph Galtier managed to find communication with his players, club spent a large sum of money during the off-season and it surely affected The Eaglets'performance. In 13 rounds of the current season Nice recorded seven victories and three draws, which brought them 23 points and a 3rd spot. Team is only 11 points behind the leader, but there is a great chance to earn a second spot.
After a victory over Angers (2:1) The Gymnasts suffered a home defeat to Montpellier (0:1).
Atal, Bard, Boudaoui, Guessand, Dante, Kluivert and Robson Bambu won't be able to play in this game.
Nice won the only head-to-head match with that score
This bet played in 3 out of 4 most recent matches of the visitors
This bet played in 3 out of 6 most recent matches of Clermont
In our opinion, visitors are a much better team, even despite a huge list of injuried players. Southerners are also a great away team, while hosts are in a terrible form, so we don't think that they will be able to withstand today.
Our prediction - Nice to win
In matches like that it is hard to expect a huge number of goal opportunities, hosts will try to contain the opponent, but everything will be decided with a first goal.
Our second bet is on total under 2,5 goals