Ligue 1 – Clermont Foot – Troyes on Match-day 8
As it stands, Troyes will go to Stade Gabriel Montpied in thirteenth place, Cleermont are currently in ninth.
With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, Clermont Foot have managed to gain 10 points
It was a 0-0 draw against RC Strasburg in Cleermont’s last Ligue 1 outing, Pascal Gastien’s men will be hoping for a better result in this fixture.
Also, Cleermont keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last six meetings is astonishing this season. Their position is ninth in the League and they have 10 points, that is, 3W, 3L and 1D having won three games, drawn one game, and lost three fixtures.
Playing at home, Cleermont have won two matches and lost one game.
A win in this fixture, would take Clermont Foot’s points from 10 to 13, so far this season.
Cleermont may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.
Troyes’ campaign so far has seen them accrue seven points this season
Troyes will hope to increase their wins in a row, having secured a 1-0 victory over RC Lens in their last match.
Also, Troyes have now lost four of their last seven meetings, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Bruno Irles. Now they have 2 matches won, 4 games lost and 1 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in thirteenth place, with a total of seven points having won two games, drawn one game, and lost four meetings.
Troyes have won one game and lost three matches of their four League matches playing away this season.
A victory for Troyes would put them on 10 points.
Good Attacking Performance
Troyes have a good scoring record this season, with 11 netted so far (8 from open play and three penalties). Their stand out attacking players have been Florian Tardieu (3), Mama Balde (3), and Wilson Odobert (2). Bruno Irles will know the risks of constantly leaking goals throughout the season, with 15 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.
Bruno Irles could be missing up to two of their players through injury or illness for the game on Sunday.
Clermont Foot v Troyes – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Troyes with a greater number of wins. In the last 27 meetings, they have enjoyed 11 victories, to Cleermont’s nine wins. Additionally, Troyes have been hugely successful away to Cleermont of late, winning six meetings times in the last four. The last time they played each other in this competition Troyes secured a 0-1 away win.