France Ligue 2 – Troyes v Clermont Preview (20/12/18)

Match Preview

This may well be the best match of the night to watch in terms of entertainment, goals and overall quality. Both are decent sides and lets not forget that Troyes have actually won 8 of their last 12 matches so might be a little bit disrespected by the bookies here and some would argue are a value price. Clermont are a side that I do rate highly though and can play some lovely technical football. The pick I like here is over 2.25 goals. I just think there is a nice match up of style here which could and should lead to a relatively open game. Some missing players on either side, especially Troyes without Obiang and Giraudon should aid the cause for goals too. The one worry is that Clermont tend to keep a lot of clean sheets and it’s been a while since both teams scored in any of their fixtures - perhaps overdue. But taking the 2.25 line looks a good price to me and I’ll chance my arm.

Prediction: 2-2

Recommended bet: Over 2.25 goals @2.06