France Ligue 2 – Tours v Clermont Preview (28/4/17)


Match Preview

A run of eight unbeaten games has seen Tours move three points clear of the relegation zone and they are currently one of the big form teams in Ligue 2. Their performances since a change of coach have been remarkable and I’d say there’s a good chance they’ll win again tonight. I’d love to back Tours in this match but I think 1.95 is a little bit short in terms of odds. Clermont are a really weird side who have a knack of upsetting teams who need points. With not too much pressure on their shoulders, most people will assume they are safe with an eight point gap separating them from the drop zone. I think the best bet here is over 2.25 goals. Tours have only kept two clean sheets in their last 10 games, whilst Clermont have developed a porous defence in recent times. Tours aren’t the sort of team who like to sit on a 1-0 lead and just hold on, they'll go searching for more goals too. I think a 2-1 or 3-1 scoreline could be on the cards here.

Prediction: 3-1

Recommended bet: Over 2.25 goals @1.78 (minimum odds acceptable 1.60)


Player importance explanation: K =Key, X =Regular XI starter, B = Bench player