Clermont Foot vs Valenciennes
France – Ligue 2
Date: Friday, 07 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Gabriel Montpied (Clermont-Ferrand).
In a real tight clash for the three points, we can expect Clermont Foot to get the better of Valenciennes when they visit Stade Gabriel Montpied.
- Clermont form: 22 matches – 10 wins – 7 draws – 5 losses – 37 points.
- Valenciennes form: 22 matches – 9 wins – 7 draws – 6 losses – 34 points.
Clermont Foot is at the sixth position while Valenciennes is close to them at the seventh spot with a 3 point difference with the host.
Clermont Foot vs Valenciennes Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has recorded three of the last five wins.
- Three of Clermont’s recent five wins were as the host.
- Pascal Gastien’s boys have five wins and two losses at home.
- Their previous encounter gave a 1-0 home win for the Athenians.
Clermont Foot vs Valenciennes Prediction
It has been a decent run for the home team lately. Clermont Foot had their previous encounter also at home. They faced Orleans and scored three goals against one in that match marking their eighth consecutive unbeaten game in the league.
Even so, Pascal Gastien and his team have won only half of those eight unbeaten clashes. They have dropped points and drawn matches in their schedule. As such, we cannot count on Clermont to win the three points straight. Hence, going for a draw no bet upon the host will be the safest bet for the punters.
Another reason why Clermont should be favored in the double chance is their home ground advantage. The host is on a four-game winning streak at home in the league. Also, they have lost only three of the 11 home matches so far in the campaign.
In addition to that, Valenciennes will be visiting after a 1-1 draw away from home with Rodez in their previous encounter. They had two losses in their past five overall fixtures across all major contests. Also, it has been nearly two months since the guest has marked an away win in their form.
Besides, Olivier Guegan’s men have recorded only one win in their recent five league away games. Along with that, the visitor has only three wins to their name from 11 trips in the campaign until now.
Considering their poor away form, it is unlikely to see the guest creating too many chances. However, Clermont has been making mistakes in their games. If the guest can capitalize on that, maybe we can see a fightback. Even so, Valenciennes will not probably take all three points.
As such, the punters can go with another safe bet in the goal area along with the double chance. Probably, their scoring total in ninety minutes will be under 2.5 goals based on their h2h history and current form in the league.
Clermont Foot vs Valenciennes Betting tips
Draw no bet: Clermont Foot @ 1.40 (2/5).
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.57 (4/7).