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20 November 2021, 12:17 | 28 August 2021, 13:29
Match Preview Clermont vs Nice Ligue 1 Nov 21, 2021

Clermont Foot 63 vs. OGC Nice kicks off at 17:00 (GMT+1) on Sunday, November 21, at the Stade Gabriel Montpied.

Preview Clermont Ligue 1, Nov 21, 2021

Preview Clermont failed to pick up a point after the 3-2 defeat to St-Étienne on Sunday, November 7, at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, in their last game before the World Cup qualifying round of fixtures. Despite the loss and three defeats in a row, DWLLL, Clermont remains in 15th place. Having failed to pick up a point on Matchday 13, the club is left with a total of 13 points after 3W, 4D, & 6L. A quick look at the numbers reveals the problems are at the defensive end of the pitch. The club has a goal ratio of 1.23 goals per game this season, having scored 16 goals in 13 Ligue 1 games. In contrast, Clermont has conceded 26 goals and has a G.D. of -10. An average of 2 goals conceded per game. Pascal Gastien will look to avoid conceding when his side takes on Nice in a bid to distance themselves from the bottom end of Ligue 1’s table. A 4—2—3—1 formation with Mohamed Bayo in attack is expected against the Eaglets. Bayo has 7 goals and 2 assists in 12 appearances, which amounts to a 56% goal participation in Clermont’s total goal haul this season.

Preview Nice Ligue 1, Nov 21, 2021

Preview OGC Nice picked up a narrow 1-0 loss to Montpellier at the Allianz Riviera in their last game before the international break. A single goal from Florent Mollet (80') divided both sides at the end of the duel, which lasted for ninety and a few more minutes. However, the club held on to 3rd place on the table, despite failing to pick up a point on Matchday 13. Nice are left with 23 points from 7W, 3D, & 3L and a form that reads: LWDWL, ahead of this fixture against Clermont Foot. As expected, they are doing far better than Clermont on the numbers. The club has 23 goals after 13 Ligue 1 games, borne out of an average of 1.77 goals scored per game. On the other hand, Les Aiglons have conceded 10 goals so far this season and have a G.D. of +13. This is an average of 0.77 goals conceded per match. Christophe Galtier could start with the 4—4—2 formation against Clermont, having Andy Delort forming part of the attack in the depleted squad. Riddled with injuries, the Eaglets could be without as many as six players for this weekend’s fixture. Among them is Amine Gouiri, who has a thigh injury. In addition, the skipper, Dante remains suspended due to a red card.