France Ligue 2 – Clermont v Sochaux Preview (24/8/18)

Match Preview

This feels like a really tough game to predict. Clermont are definitely better than their results suggest. They somehow blew a 2-0 lead against Metz to lose 2-3, but for a lot of that contest they outplayed the best team in the league which was very encouraging. They were also excellent, especially in the second half away at Le Havre last week (0-0). Those sort of displays against high quality teams has to be a positive, yet Clermont are still somehow winless. A lack of a clinical touch at the right time has been costly along with some mistakes at the back - they just can't seem to produce the complete game at the moment. Sochaux are just starting to find their feet after a difficult start so anything is possible here. It's worth noting that Sochaux have won on both of their last two visits to this ground and this is a fixture recently which has produced goals. I find this one too hard to predict though and the odds seem fair all round.

Prediction: 1-1

Recommended bet: None