Nantes will go head-to-head with Clermont on Sunday (October 30) in Ligue 1 at the Stade de la Beaujoire. Nantes are fifteenth in the standings, six spots beneath Clermont. Last weekend, Nantes got a 1-1 draw with Decent. In the game before that, they pounded Brest 4-1, meaning they presently haven’t lost a game since October 9.
Clermont, in the meantime, experienced an unexpected loss to Brest in their last game, snapping a three-game unbeaten run. However, as this is just their second season in Ligue 1, they will be content with their take of 17 focuses hitherto.
On paper, this game should be a nearby one, as notwithstanding the six-place hole between the two groups in the standings, they are relatively very much paired regarding overall ability. However, notwithstanding losing their latest game, Clermont has been in a better structure as of late, and Nantes will be without a central member: goalkeeper Alban Lafont. As the hosts likewise played in Europe in midweek, they’re probably going to battle to deliver their best football here, meaning a tight win could result for the away side.
Prediction: Nantes 1-2 Clermont
Nantes have beaten Clermont in four of their last six games, losing just a single time, in May 2013. Regardless of their relatively high association remaining of 10th, Clermont has been one of the most reduced scoring sides in Ligue 1, scoring multiple times – under 11 different groups. Notwithstanding being six spots lower, Nantes has just scored two fewer objectives than Clermont. Clermont goalkeeper Mory Diaw has enrolled three clean sheets this season, putting him behind just three different goalkeepers.
Nantes will be without two players for this game: goalkeeper Alban Lafont and forward Abdoul Kader Bamba. The two men are suspended subsequent to receiving red cards in peculiar style against Decent; Bamba was shipped off notwithstanding being an unused substitute, while Lafont received his red card after the last whistle. Last season, Clermont required 18 games before they arrived at their ebb and flow count of 17 places, something they’ve arrived at in only 12 trips this season.
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