Clermont’s Fight for Survival in Top-Flight Football

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Relegation Looms for Clermont in Top-Flight Football

After a disappointing season of top-flight football, Clermont is on the brink of relegation. Regardless of the outcome of their upcoming match, they could be confirmed as relegated in this round. Even a victory won’t be enough to keep their fight for the relegation play-off spot alive, as long as Metz gets a result at Strasbourg on Sunday evening.

A Glimmer of Hope for Clermont

Despite the odds stacked against them, the home faithful of Clermont can hold on to a sliver of hope. The team has managed to avoid defeat in five of their last seven home league games, with two wins, three draws, and two losses. Additionally, one of their five league wins this season came in the reverse head-to-head match against their upcoming opponent.

Recent games have seen Clermont involved in high-scoring affairs, with four of their last five matches witnessing goals from both teams. Lyon, their upcoming opponent, has also had a similar trend, entertaining fans with a positive run of five straight league games where both teams scored and over 2.5 match goals were recorded. This exciting sequence has propelled Lyon into contention for a European placing.

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Lyon’s Confidence and Strong Away Record

Lyon will travel to Clermont with confidence, having beaten the other two bottom-three sides away from home this season. In both victories, they managed to score exactly twice. Drawing only one away game this season, Lyon has established themselves as the fourth strongest traveling side in the league.

Players to Watch

For Clermont, Muhammed Cham has been in fine form, scoring four goals in his last four appearances. He has been particularly prolific in home games, with five of his last six goals coming in front of the home crowd. Alexandre Lacazette, on the other hand, has been influential for Lyon, with each of his last nine scoring appearances resulting in victory for his side.

Hot Stat: Under the guidance of Pascal Gastien, Clermont has won three out of their last three head-to-head matches against Lyon, with one draw and one loss.

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