Paris FC vs Clermont by Alcuni
Paris FC finished 3rd in National previous season and lost both games played in play-off against Orleans. Still they are in Ligue 2 this season; why? Because Bastia FC who relegated from Ligue 1 was relegated in National due to financial problems. OK they claimed they are not prepared for Ligue 2 yet, waiting the final decision regarding Bastia. But for sure they took safety measures to not miss the preparation start and for sure will be ready to give a good replica to anyone in Ligue 2. They signed with many players during this summer but almost all of them are coming from National and lower leagues. In addition, they have a new coach ex-Tours Mercadal. Also plenty of players left the team, many returned at their clubs after loan finished other being sold. So, we will see a changed Paris FC compared with last season but what is matter some experienced players remains in the squad and perhaps will be starters (Bong, Sidibe, Lybohy, Ech Chergui, Nomenjanahary, Robail and GK Marconnay). Not a great series in friendly games: 1W1L2D. Bad news for them as 3 players are suspended Lybohy and Lopez both defenders and midfielder Alami, while youngsters Khous and Lebon have problems and will miss.
For the 4th consecutive season, Clermont will start the season with Corinne Diacre as coach. Clermont had a good enough season finishing 13th, far away of relegation worriers. However, compared with previous seasons they under performed – what was expect keeping in mind, they lost many good players. Same situation in this season also, Clermont letting to go few starters almost all with defender profile: Rivieyran, Avinel, Caillard plus striker Thiam; Also will not continue with Clermont Ekobo, Genest, Salze (was most of the season injured), Caddy. At incoming players, we can note Bernardoni (Bordeaux), Dore (Angers), Honorat (Nice), Perez (Brest), Soares (Red Star) plus others from lower leagues. With not so many changes, with an experimented coach and a budget of 7 mil EURO, I expect Clermont to finish once again at the middle of the table. Played 6 games in preparation period being undefeated 3W3D. Good news for them as still keep in the squad strikers Dugimont (but possible to leave the team soon). Lopy wasn’t called for this game.
Some important players are missing in Paris FC defense which will not be good for them. Clermont is an experimented team and with some lethal strikers is able to snatch a win in Paris. Back Clermont to start with a win this new season. gl
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