Clermont vs Lyon Preview – Another high-scoring meeting between Clermont and Lyon?

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Clermont Foot know that they will face stiff opposition at home, when Lyon visit. This is the second meeting of the season between Clermont and the League Leaders.

This clash sees eighth play sixteenth, as struggling Lyon visit Stade Gabriel Montpied to face Clermont.

Clermont Foot’s Ligue 1 season, has so far seen them gain 36 points, going into this game

Another victory would be a terrific achievement, but that is what Pascal Gastien will be asking from his team, as they go into this game on the back of strong results after beating RC Strasbourg 1-0 and Montpellier 2-1

Also, suffering seven losses in 11 games is a terrible run of form for any club, Pascal Gastien’s Clermont will know this and will be hopeful of turning it around. With 36 points (9W, 19L and 9D), they are established in sixteenth position in the League having won nine fixtures, drawn nine meetings, and lost 19 fixtures.

When Clermont host Lyon, they will do so on the back of four wins, six darts, and eight losses on their own ground.

A victory for Clermont Foot would put them on 39 points.

Clermont are missing seven players through injury or illness. This will affect Pascal Gastien’s selection choices significantly.

Lyon have so far accrued 58 points in this season of the Ligue 1

Can Lyon make it three out of three, having turned over Nantes 3-2 and FC Metz 3-2 in their last two games?

Also, Lyon keep finding ways to win, having secured 10 victories in their last 18 games is astonishing this season. With 58 points, they currently sit eighth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 16 wins, 10 losses and 11 draws having won 16 meetings, drawn 11 matches, and lost 10 fixtures.

Lyon’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Clermont. In the 18 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won five meetings, drawn six fixtures, and lost seven games.

Lyon will see 61 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Good Attacking Performance

Lyon have a good scoring record this season, with 64 netted so far (60 from open play and four penalties). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Moussa Dembele (16), Karl Toko Ekambi (7), and Romain Faivre (3). Lyon have conceded 50 goals.

Lyon’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Peter Bosz, ahead of this Saturday’s fixture against their opponents.

Clermont Foot v Lyon – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Clermont and Lyon is always a tough result to predict, especially given the record between the clubs. Over the past games, both teams have recorded the same number of wins. Additionally, the two teams have drawn all last two matches played. The last time they played each other in this competition was August 2021 and the score line ended up with a 3-3 draw.

Players to watch

For Clermont, Elbasan Rashani, one of their best scorers, has netted four goals in 37 League games this Ligue 1 Season, while Moussa Dembele is one of the top performing players after having scored16 goals in 37 League fixtures this campaign for Lyon.

Other players of note for Clermont are Elbasan Rashani and Mohamed Bayo with four goals both and for Lyon are Karl Toko Ekambi and Romain Faivre with seven goals and three goals respectively.