Clermont Foot vs Brest
France – Ligue 2
Date: Monday, 29 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Stade Gabriel Montpied (Clermont-Ferrand)
Brest have bagged six wins in their last seven outings and they travel to Clermont-Ferrand hoping to build on such a convincing streak and challenge a spot in the Ligue 2 top 2 with important points at Stade Gabriel Montpied.
Jean-Marc Furlan’s men have seen a thriller 3-2 win over Lorient on Monday and have been led by in-form Gaetan Charbonnier up front once again, who found the net twice and boosted his league tally to 11 goals in 11 outings. We now expect them very motivated and Clermont could have troubles holding them off.
Clermont Foot have struggled for similar pick-me-ups lately and they’ve earned three points in their last three outings, as they held Lorient, Gazélec Ajaccio, and Red Star to draws but suffered a narrow 1-0 loss to top 5 rivals Grenoble Foot 38. They will now want to prove their character and build on the mid-table spot, but it does feel the home side have been far from their best shape in the final third recently.
Clermont Foot vs Brest: Head-to-head
- Brest have beaten the rivals on both occasions last term and ended a streak of five head to head games without a win.
- Clermont have earned three wins and two draws in five games from 2015 to 2017.
- We’ve seen two or fewer goals in four of the last five occasions between the sides.
Clermont Foot vs Brest: Prediction
We will now back Brest to cause an upset and connect their third win over the rivals in a row, priced at a very good-looking 2.90. They have been in great form recently and we do believe they have what it takes to outgun the rivals and snatch points on the day.
However, we expect an exciting challenge and they might need to do just that, as we also back Over 2.5 goals FT at 2.04. We’ve seen such occasions in all of Brest’s last five outings and we do feel we’re in for more of the same here!
Clermont Foot vs Brest: Bet Tips
Away win @ 2.90 (19/10)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.10 (11/10).