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Competition: France Ligue 2
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 18:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stade Gabriel Montpied (11980 seats)

It's advantage Clermont so far with their 2nd position in the Ligue 2 table, welcoming Valenciennes who are placed 8th.

Insights:
  • Clermont has the fewest conceded goals (16) in Ligue 2
  • Valenciennes has the most matches under the total-line (17) in Ligue 2

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Clermont form and stats

Clermont, who have the fewest conceded goals (16) in Ligue 2, are steadily winning Ligue 2 games and points here at Stade Gabriel Montpied. 9 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat is the summary from 13 games. Clermont has won so many consecutive home games (eight in a row) that they struggle to remember the last time points were lost here at Stade Gabriel Montpied. We remember; it was Guingamp.

Clermont are confident in defense, having played 180 minutes without conceding a goal in the league.

Clermont enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at Ajaccio's place. The match ended 2-0 with Mohamed Bayo and Jim Allevinah scoring. Previous to that game, a home match hosting Chambly in a game that was won 1-0.

The manager P. Gastien will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Guingamp in only two days.

Clermont have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Stade Gabriel Montpied with 24 goals in 13 league matches. Clermont have showed great defending skills in these home games, allowing the opposition to score only 6 goals.

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Valenciennes form and stats

Playing away, Valenciennes have won 4 games, drawn 5 and suffered 4 defeats in the Ligue 2 this season.

Valenciennes's last game ended in a draw, the home match versus Troyes that finished 2-2. A 0-2 defeat away at Sochaux before that.

A quick return to home after this game, as Valenciennes are hosting Toulouse in the Ligue 2 only two days away.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Valenciennes have scored 19 goals in 13 league games away. 18 goals have been conceded by Valenciennes in these games.

Head 2 Head

Valenciennes - Clermont 1-3 was the story when these teams last met, earlier this season. Head-to-head totals (for the last ten meetings): Clermont won six games, one match ended with a draw and Valenciennes has three wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: five / five

Top Goalscorers

ClermontM. Bayo
M. Bayo
15 goals
ValenciennesB. Guillaume
B. Guillaume
9 goals
ClermontJ. Allevinah
J. Allevinah
8 goals

Clermont missing players

Valenciennes missing players

Clermont Valenciennes
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
26 13 2 Played P 5 13 26
14 9 0 Won W 1 4 9
7 3 1 Drew D 2 5 9
5 1 1 Lost L 2 4 8
38 24 0 Scored S 7 19 34
16 6 2 Conceded C 9 18 31
85% 85% 50% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 96%
62% 69% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 80% 85% 73%
35% 46% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 20% 31% 31%
15% 15% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 20% 15% 19%
12% 15% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 20% 15% 12%
27% 23% 0% BTTS BTTS 60% 54% 46%
58% 69% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 15% 31%
31% 23% 100% Failed to Score F T 40% 31% 27%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.4 1.6 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2 2.1
2 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
11.3 11.7 7 Shots (avg) S ( 8.6 7.3 8.1
5 5.8 2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.6 2.9 3.4
29% 32% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 39% 46% 37%
Key stats in Ligue 2 this season:
  • Clermont has the fewest conceded goals (16) in Ligue 2
  • Clermont has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (7) in Ligue 2
  • Clermont has the most clean sheets (15) in Ligue 2
  • Clermont has the most clean sheets (9) at home in Ligue 2
  • Clermont has the the best goal difference (+22) in Ligue 2
  • Clermont have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Clermont have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Valenciennes has the most matches under the total-line (17) in Ligue 2
  • Valenciennes haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Troyes 26 15 7 4 39 22 13 10 3 0 23 9 13 5 4 4 16 13 17 52
2 Clermont 26 14 7 5 38 16 13 9 3 1 24 6 13 5 4 4 14 10 22 49
3 Toulouse 26 14 7 5 48 30 13 8 3 2 27 15 13 6 4 3 21 15 18 49
4 Grenoble Foot 38 26 14 6 6 35 21 12 9 3 0 24 7 14 5 3 6 11 14 14 48
5 Auxerre 26 12 8 6 47 29 13 8 3 2 31 12 13 4 5 4 16 17 18 44
6 Paris 26 11 8 7 36 30 13 7 4 2 21 15 13 4 4 5 15 15 6 41
7 Sochaux 26 9 11 6 34 24 13 5 4 4 19 16 13 4 7 2 15 8 10 38
8 Valenciennes 26 9 9 8 34 31 13 5 4 4 15 13 13 4 5 4 19 18 3 36
9 Le Havre 26 8 10 8 22 28 13 3 7 3 10 11 13 5 3 5 12 17 -6 34
10 Amiens SC 26 8 9 9 21 21 13 4 6 3 7 6 13 4 3 6 14 15 0 33
11 Caen 25 8 9 8 25 29 13 5 6 2 13 12 12 3 3 6 12 17 -4 33
12 Niort 26 8 9 9 29 38 13 5 5 3 14 12 13 3 4 6 15 26 -9 33
13 Ajaccio 26 8 8 10 22 32 13 5 4 4 11 12 13 3 4 6 11 20 -10 32
14 Rodez 26 6 12 8 25 32 14 5 5 4 14 14 12 1 7 4 11 18 -7 30
15 Nancy 26 6 10 10 32 37 13 3 6 4 21 23 13 3 4 6 11 14 -5 28
16 Dunkerque 26 7 6 13 20 31 13 4 4 5 13 12 13 3 2 8 7 19 -11 27
17 Guingamp 25 4 12 9 26 33 12 2 6 4 12 14 13 2 6 5 14 19 -7 24
18 Chambly 26 5 8 13 27 44 14 4 2 8 15 22 12 1 6 5 12 22 -17 23
19 Pau 26 5 6 15 22 38 12 3 4 5 11 14 14 2 2 10 11 24 -16 21
20 Châteauroux 26 4 6 16 23 39 13 3 2 8 15 20 13 1 4 8 8 19 -16 18

Read more about Ligue 2

Ligue 2 is the second highest division in French football. Most games are played at Fridays and Mondays, allowing the top league Ligue 1 “ownership” of the weekend days. 20 teams play 380 fixtures in total, creating a league table where the top three teams promote and the bottom three relegate.