Ligue 1 winner PSG travel to Stade Gabriel Montpied to face Clermont Foot for the first match of their title defence. No doubt the home team will be motivated by the possibility of knocking over the reigning champions.
Clermont Foot managed to end up number 17 on 36 points last season. As mentioned, they face PSG, who came in as number 1 on 86 points last season.
Since both Clermont Foot and PSG are looking to start their season on a good note, we are in for a tough fight over their first points of the season on Saturday.
Clermont Foot are relatively average in the art of goal-scoring these days. They claimed a steady 11 goals in their previous ten matches, for an average of 1.1 goals per game. They simultaneously allowed their opponents 21 goals, or an average of 2.1 goals a game. Furthermore, they fought their way to one clean sheets in this run.
PSG scored 31 goals, conceded 12 and managed three clean sheets in their previous ten matches.
Clermont Foot vs PSG Preview
In their last six Ligue 1 matches at home, Clermont Foot have one win, while they've drawn one and lost four.
Clermont Foot naturally hope for a top half position come reckoning day next spring, but experts foresee a tough battle ahead in the lower regions of the Ligue 1.
PSG won three of a possible six away matches in the Ligue 1, as well as playing one draw and suffering two defeats. They scored 16 while also conceding eight times.
Defending champion PSG are of course a red-hot favourite to re-claim the title, and they aim to make a good start to the season.
We don't expect Clermont Foot to pull off a surprise, and with goals flowing freely, they could be in for a hammering against strong looking PSG.
Clermont Foot vs PSG Stats
- Clermont Foot have conceded in the last 13 home matches in a row
- In 10 of the last 12 home matches Clermont Foot played, both teams scored
- Clermont Foot have conceded in 15 of the last 16 matches
- Clermont Foot have not won 9 of the last 11 home matches
- Clermont Foot have scored in 10 of the last 12 home matches
- PSG have scored in 27 of the last 29 matches
- PSG have not lost the last 10 matches in a row
- PSG have scored in 17 of the last 19 away matches
- PSG have not lost the last 5 away matches in a row
- PSG have won the last 3 matches in a row
Clermont Foot vs PSG Team News
PSG are juggling with three absent players on this coming Saturday when travelling to Clermont Foot.
Timothee Pembele, Julian Draxler and Sergio Ramos all face a spell on the sidelines for PSG due to various injuries.
Clermont Foot vs PSG H2H
Clermont Foot go into their upcoming match against PSG with a 0% winning record in recent meetings. This gives them a 0-0-2 record in the latest encounters with their next opponent. A record worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Clermont Foot vs PSG Betting Tips
Clermont Foot against PSG is also a battle between Mohamed Bayo and Kylian Mbappe with both in decent form. The former scored four while the latter has seven Ligue 1 goals in their last six games respectively.
Clermont Foot collected five wins, drew one and lost four in the 10 most games across all tournaments at Stade Gabriel Montpied. PSG won seven of their previous 10 away, drew one and lost two times.Goals are usually flowing for Clermont Foot on home soil these days, and at both ends of pitch. Both teams found the back of the net in eight of their last 10 matches here. In contrast, both teams to score happened six times for PSG in their last 10 league games away from home.
Over 2.5 goals came out two times in the last two encounters between these two teams. Clermont Foot managed an average of 0.5 goals, with PSG averaging five goals in these games. Both teams to score was a winning bet one time in this run of matches.Over 2.5 goals was a winning bet in four of Clermont Foot’s past ten matches across all tournaments. They scored 1.4 goals on average along the way.Over 2.5 goals happened in eight of the visitor's last ten games. PSG managed to hit the net 3.2 times on average in these games.