Clermont hosts Amiens in round 29 of French Ligue 2. The match will be played on Wednesday, April 14th at Stade Gabriel Montpied (Clermont-Ferrand).
Clermont is better known for being the first professional men's club to employ a woman, Helena Costa, as head coach. However, neither she nor her successors achieved the main breakthrough and raised the team to Ligue 1. The Lancers have never managed to climb to the top division (although they often finished at the top of the Ligue 2 standings). But there are chances to celebrate the 110th anniversary with a dream come true for generations of fans. Clermont seriously claims direct promotion. However, problems began at the decisive moment: a 1-0 defeat to Nancy, a goalless draw with Niort, and a 1-2 loss to Pau FC. As a result, the Lancers not only lagged behind the second Toulouse but also dropped to the fourth line.
In 2019, Amiens managed to escape relegation from Ligue 1. Perhaps the Unicorns could have made the finishing spurt in the next draw and stayed in the elite again. But the French Ligue 1 was the only top championship that never got out of the lockdown in the summer. And Amiens that was in 19th place at the time of the suspension went to Ligue 2. At first, the Unicorns were considered one of the favorites in this tier. But so far, Oswald Tanchot’s charges are showing the game at the level of the middle peasants. And they should rather look back at the three worst. But in the last three rounds, Amiens managed to tie with Auxerre and gained two consecutive victories over Troyes and Rodez, dramatically improving the situation. Now Amiens is again in the higher part of the standings.
Amiens last won a head-to-head match back in 2004. Yes, clubs have not always played in the same division, but Clermont has not lost 15 games in a row. However, after three consecutive victories, the clubs tied 1-1 on the field of Amiens in November. Clermont certainly needs points more. But taking into account the last meetings of the teams, we think that the visitors will offer battle.
Bet Type: 3Way - result
Best Odds: 1.55 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 14-Apr-2021 19:00 CET
Event Result: 3:0(1:0)
Profit: +22.00 Units