Clermont will be bidding end the seven-game winless run and steer clear of the relegation zone when they visit the Stade de l’Aube to face Troyes on Wednesday. Kickoffs at 20:00 EAT.
Troyes sits at 15th on the table with a total of 33 points, four points away from the relegation spot. They have tried their best to record a better display in the past five league fixtures and have somewhat succeeded.
ESTAC prepare for this fixture after they shared spoil 1-1 Ligue 1 with Strasbourg in their last game.In that match, Troyes had 38% possession, 11 shots with three of them on target and goal scored by Florian Tardieu (85′). Strasbourg got 12 shots with four on target and a goal by Habib Diallo (56′).
Clermont on the hand are having a disappointing form since many games,their overall form is also not different and that’s evident from their positioning on the table. They are at the 18th spot, inside the danger zone with the possession of a worst offensive and defensive line-up. Pascal Gastien’s men have now failed to taste victory in any of their last seven games, picking up two draws and losing five while conceding 20 goals and scoring six since a 2-0 win at Marseille on February 20.
Clermont Foot gets in to this meeting off the back of 1-1 Ligue 1 draw match with FC Metz last time out. In that match, Clermont Foot had 55% possession, 26 shots with four on target and a goal scored by Jodel Dossou (37′). FC Metz got four shots with two of them on target and a goal by Nicolas De Préville (24′).
Troyes vs Clermont head to head
These two teams have 26 meetings against each other since 2003 with Troyes claiming 11 wins, Clermont Foot eight wins and seven matches ended in draws.
- Clermont Foot 2-0 Troyes 5/08/21
- Clermont Foot 2-1 Troyes 02/02/21
- Troyes 1-0 Clermont Foot 28/09/20
- Clermont Foot 3-2 Troyes 10/01/20
- Troyes 1-2 Clermont Foot 02/08/19
- Troyes 1-1 Strasbourg
- Monaco 2-1 Troyes
- Troyes 1-0 Reims
- Saint-Etienne 1-1 Troyes
- Troyes 1-0 Nantes
- Metz 1-1 Clermont Foot
- Clermont Foot 1-6 PSG
- Clermont Foot 2-3 Nantes
- Lens 3-1 Clermont Foot
- Clermont Foot 0-2 Lorient
Troyes team news
Bruno Irles will be thankful to have no fitness concerns ahead of this fixture.
Clermont Foot team news
Manager Pascal Gastien will miss out defender Cedric Hountondji, midfielder Jason Berthomier, and forward Pierre-Yves Hamel will all sit out the game through injuries.
Prediction and odds
The current form of Clermont is not that impressive when compared with Troyes who has been recording unbeaten displays of late. Considering that, we predict a win for the home side Troyes.
- Troyes Win
- Both teams to score