Bordeaux vs Clermont Foot Prediction and Match Preview

Bordeaux vs Clermont Foot French Ligue 1 Predictions and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Bordeaux vs Clermont Foot
France Ligue 1,
Date: Sunday, 8 August 2021
Kick-off 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade Matmut-Atlantique.

Clermont will make their top flight debut on Sunday afternoon when they travel to Stade Matmut-Atlantique to battle Bordeaux in the first round of the new Ligue 1 season.

The rock-solid defense has earned Clermont their inaugural promotion to the elite class of French football.

The team from Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes posted by far the best defensive record last year in Ligue 2, conceding no more than 25 goals in 38 matches.

They’ve bagged 61 at the opposite end at the same time which was enough for a second-place finish (behind Troyes) and the team’s first-ever promotion to the elite.

More than one-third of these goals were scored by Mohamed Bayo. The 23-year-old forward won the “Golden Boot” award in Ligue 2 season thanks to such a record.

The Senegalese striker is ready to translate such a fabulous form to the top flight. He has already scored some goals for Clermont during their successful pre-season campaign.

The visitors picked up four straight wins in friendlies, including the last two successes against the likes of Saint-Etienne (3-2) and Nantes (2-1).

Clermont will thus certainly have something to hope for here against Bordeaux who have not done much to strengthen their squad in between the two seasons.

Les Girondins won only 13 of 38 league matches in the previous term, shipping as many as 56 goals along the way.

Bordeaux vs Clermont Foot Head-to-head

  • This will only be the third head to head encounter between these two sides.
  • They first met six years ago in a pre-season friendly when Bordeaux snatched a 2-0 victory.
  • The second meeting came two years after the first one. This time they battled it out for a place in the last 32 round of the French Cup. The outcome was not different, though, as Bordeaux won 0-1.

Bordeaux vs Clermont Foot Prediction

Clermont have been exceptional in the pre-season. They will come into their maiden Ligue 1 game highly motivated to grab a result and the clash against Bordeaux should give them a fair chance for an upset.

The value is tremendous with Clermont to win at the 3.75 odds, while we will alternatively back Mohamed Bayo to score anytime at the 2.87 odds.

Bordeaux vs Clermont Foot Betting Tips

  • Clermont to win @ 3.75 odd
  • Mohamed Bayo to score anytime @ 2.87 odd.