Clermont Foot vs Chateauroux Preview and Prediction

Clermont Foot vs Chateauroux
France Ligue 2
Date: Friday 28th July 2018
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Gabriel Montpied (Clermont Ferrand).

Clermont Foot will open up their Ligue 2 season against Chateauroux on Friday night.

The home side were very unlucky last season and finished just one place short of a play-off position and could have been playing Ligue 1 football. Alas they are still in Ligue 2 but have proven themselves over the past few seasons to be a difficult side to beat. They won 17 games last season and only lost 9.

Chateauroux finished in 9th place and just 3 points behind Clermont and had a solid if unspectacular season. They scored 50 goals which was a decent return for the squad that they have but they also conceded 50 goals.

The betting for this match has Clermont Foot as the slight odds on favourites to win here based mostly on the fact that they can be quite strong at home. The away side can be backed at 4.00.

Clermont Foot vs Chateauroux: Head to Head

  • Home or away Chateauroux has no wins going back to 2014.
  • The last time the teams played here the match finished 1-1.
  • Because of draws Clermont Foot have not beaten Chateauroux when playing at home since 2013.
  • There is a 60% chance that we will see under 2.5 goals.

Clermont Foot vs Chateauroux: Prediction

Clermont Foot are not justifying their odds on price and we are tempted to go for the home side to win but on the handicap.

Chateauroux proved last season that they are not a weak team and can play decent football. They have the quality to score a goal and perhaps get a draw here and our bet would cover that.

This is the first game of the season where it is easy to see unpredictable results happen on a frequent basis.

Clermont Foot vs Chateauroux: Bet Tips

Double chance: Chateauroux/draw at 1.80