Nantes & Clermont Foot meet on Match-day 13

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Sunday Ligue 1 action from the Stade de la Beaujoire, as Nantes take on Cleermont.

Sunday’s clash between Nantes and Cleermont, sees fifteenth take on ninth in the League.

Nantes have so far accrued 11 points in this season of the Ligue 1

When Nantes last turned out in the Ligue 1, the result was a disappointing draw 1-1 against Nice at Allianz Rivera. They will be hoping for a better result this time.

Also, Nantes have now lost four of their last seven matches, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Antoine Kombouare. They currently stand fifteenth in the League, with 11 points for a total of 2 wins, 5 losses and 5 draws having won two games, drawn five meetings, and lost five matches.

Nantes have won two fixtures, drawn two matches, and lost one game of their five League matches at home this season.

A victory for Nantes would put them on 14 points.

Nantes may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, Clermont Foot have managed to gain 17 points

Pascal Gastien will know at the end of this next match, whether Cleermont’s season is back on track, having lost their last fixture and drawn against AS Mónaco before that.

Also, some statistics are more relevant than others they say, and one losses for Cleermont seems very relevant. Their position is ninth in the League and they have 17 points, that is, 5W, 5L and 2D having won five meetings, drawn two matches, and lost five meetings.

Cleermont’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Nantes. In the 6 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won two fixtures, drawn two games, and lost two fixtures.

Winning this fixture will see Clermont Foot on 20 points.

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

Nantes v Clermont Foot – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Nantes and Cleermont have faced each other 14 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Nantes’s favour (7 – 5). Further, Nantes are unbeaten in their last seven of the previous 14 meetings against Cleermont. April 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Clermont Foot took all three points winning 2-3 away.

Performance Report

For Nantes, Moses Simon, one of their best scorers, has nettedfour goals in 12 League fixtures this campaign, while Komnen Andric contributed withthree goals in 12 League games this Ligue 1 Season for Cleermont.

Other standout players for Nantes are Ignatius Kpene Ganago and Mostafa Mohamed with three goals and three goals respectively and for Cleermont are Komnen Andric and Muhammed-Cham Saracevic with three goals both.