Tours vs Clermont (By: Alcuni)
Tours - Clermont
Tours is by far the team who underperformed big. With only 5 points won in 19 rounds, Tours is no doubt the team with the worst line in Ligue 2 at least since the new era (with a single group with 20 teams). A single win at home 3-2 against Bourg and 2 draws on the road (both with plenty of luck). Overall, they were the poorest team but I remember they had some good games despite losing it. A lot of work to do in second part of the season in order to save something. More or less, they were in similar situation last season (rock bottom for many moments but with a bigger tally of points than now) and somehow they survived in Ligue 2 thanks to a great finish. Difficult to believe something similar will happen now, but never know. Depends how they will start the year. As a consolation, they had good evolutions in both French Cups, being knocked out from League Cup by Amiens. Was the most active team in transfer period bringing Descamps (Gk from PSG even they have a good GK Goda – at least before signing with Tours he had an incredible start of the season 2017/2018 with Ajaccio), Kone (Troyes), Mexique (Monaco), Larbi ( ex Samsun) and Mbigui from Gabon. ElHriti is suspended for this game due to red card saw in French cup in weekend.
Changing the coach (Corinne Diacre being promoted at Woman French National Team) Clermont continues to be same aggressive team also under new coach Gastien. They were most of the time in upper part of the table, even on 3rd spot with 3 rounds to finish 2017, thanks to good evolutions and interesting results. But 3 defeats in a row in last 3 games of the season put them on 9th spot with 29 points. Don’t see them involved in promotion battle neither in relegation. So once again perhaps will end at middle of the table. A single player came in this break striker Spano from a lower league team. Difficult start of the season for them as they wil not count on two important players :Ajorque and Perez being suspended.
Expect Tours to react in 2018 and with these new players to put more problems to the others team than in 2017. Still Clermot is a good team despite losing 3 times in a row. Don’t see them losing again but also expect Tours to play better, so draw is my choice. gl
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