Clermont vs Niort
Clermont – Niort
Losing in 90 mins in last trip at another promotion chaser AC Ajaccio, Clermont drastically decreased their promotion chances. Being 2nd consecutive defeat on the road they remained 6 points behind 3rd spot. And with some difficult schedule ( 3 hard games till the end) is less probable we will see Clermont higher than 5-6 spot in the end of the season. Now depends also how much players will be focused cause no doubt they will play for win all games. Their coach tries to keep them focused, declaring that promotion is still in the cards.
With 2 wins on the road versus relegation threatened teams plus a draw at home versus Sochaux in last 4 games, Niort put an end to their miserable series of results and now with 36 points can play a bit more relaxed them few rounds ago. Is true they have only 8 points more than play-out spot but a very difficult schedule till the end. Some good news for them is that there are a lot of games when the teams involved in the relegation battle are meet each other so many points split between these. So I guess with 2 wins and 42 (why not 44) points at the end of the seasons they will be saved from play-out and relegation. No important missing for this trip.
Clermont shown a good evolution on their own pitch and no doubt will be the same here. But Niort have a lot of capable players to score so perhaps we will see a 2-1 win for home team. So back Clermont to win and over 2.5 goals in game.
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Clermont vs Niort prediction
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