Ligue 1 – Season Continues – Clermont Foot v Nice on Match-day 3

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Sunday at Stade Gabriel Montpied, as Cleermont host Nice in the Ligue 1.

Sunday’s clash at Stade Gabriel Montpied- sees eleventh placed Nice, travel to tenth-placed Cleermont in the Ligue 1.

It’s three points so far for Clermont Foot this season, going into this game

Is this to be the game where Cleermont to put a halt to their recent record of poor results? They go into this fixture on the back of two recent defeats to Reims and Paris Saint-Germain.

Also, Pascal Gastien’s Cleermont have enjoyed excellent form all season. Their position is tenth in the League and they have three points, that is, 1W, 1L and 0D having won one game and lost one game.

Playing at home, Cleermont have lost one game.

A win in this fixture would take Clermont Foot’s points to 6 in the League.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Cleermont, in terms of goals scored (4). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Komnen Andric (2), Muhammed-Cham Saracevic (1), and Jeremie Bela (1). Pascal Gastien will know the risks of constantly leaking goals throughout the season, with seven goals conceded so far. He needs to find a way to shore-up the defence, in order that opponents are unable to take advantage of this.

Cleermont’s squad will likely be depleted of five of their key players when they start on Sunday, due to injury or illness.

Nice go into this match with two points secured

Having dropped a total of four points in their past two games, Lucien Favre won’t be devastated by those results, but will be eager to secure a consistent run of form.

Also, Nice have developed a habit of drawing football matches this season, which is reflected by their position in the table. With two points, they currently sit eleventh in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 0 wins, 0 losses and 2 draws having drawn two games.

Nice have drawn one game of their one League matches on the road this season.

Victory for Nice would take their points tally to 5 so far this season.

Injury and illness have depleted Lucien Favre’s Nice and they will likely be missing three key personnel for Sunday’s match.

Clermont Foot v Nice – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels after having faced each other times before this fixture, the share of spoils is very even between the two teams. Both Cleermont and Nice have enjoyed a win on one win occasions. Also, Nice have seen victory one game played at Stade Gabriel Montpied against Cleermont. The last time they played each other in this competition was February 2022 and the score line ended up with a 0-1 away win for The Eagles.

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