Newly promoted Clermont Foot travels to Stade Louis ll for a Ligue 1 clash with Monaco this weekend. The match schedules for kickoff 0n 16th January 2021 at 17:00 EAT.
Monaco sits in the seventh spot with 30 points after 20 league games. The hosts are having a better form at home. They are unbeaten in last five home games having won five, drew three and lost in two of their total 10 home games in Ligue 1 so far.
Monaco prepares for this game following on 0-0 Ligue 1 draw match with Nantes. In that game, Monaco managed 69% possession and nine shots with only one of them on target. The opponents, FC Nantes had eight shots with four of them on target.
Meanwhile, Clermont Foot has been putting up satisfying performances lately. Despite earning promotion this season they have managed to stay above the relegation zone so far with four wins to their name. Currently they occupy the 15th place with 18 points after 19 games which are better than most teams that have been the league.
In their last fixture, Clermont Foot held each other to 0-0 in Ligue 1 tie with Reims. In that match, Clermont Foot had 55% possession and 12 shots with seven of them on target. Reims got seven shots with two of them on target.
Monaco vs Clermont Foot head to head
Monaco is dominant in the six head to head meetings between these two teams since 2005. Monaco has picked up four wins, Clermont Foot a single win and the other one match ended with a tie.
- Clermont Foot 1-3 Monaco 26/09/21
- Monaco 4-0 Clermont Foot 22/04/13
- Clermont Foot 0-1 Monaco 26/11/12
- Clermont Foot 1-0 Monaco 27/04/12
- Monaco 0-0 Clermont Foot 20/12/11
- Nantes 0-0 Monaco
- Quevilly-Rouen 1-3 Monaco
- Monaco 2-1 Stade Rennes
- Red Star 0:-2 Monaco
- PSG 2-0 Monaco
- Clermont Foot 0-0 Reims
- Bastia 2-0 Clermont Foot
- Js Chemin Bas D Avignon 0-4 Clermont Foot
- Angers 0-1 Clermont Foot
- Montpellier 1-0 Clermont Foot
Monaco team news
The Monégasques will miss out the services of Benoit Badiashile, Krepin Diatta and Ruben Aguilar who are recovering from injuries.
Clermont Foot team news
Pascal Gastien’s has a long list of absentees in his ranks; Cedric Hountondji, Jean-Claude Billong and Salis Abdul Samed are sidelined with injuries. Mohamed Bayo, Jim Allevinah and Saif-Eddine Khaoui are off for international duty while Alidu Seidu is serving suspension.
Prediction and odds
We are backing Monaco who are unbeaten at home since September to beat Clermont Foot who has just one win to their name in their last nine outings, losing seven times.
- Monaco Win
- Goals over 2.5
- Both teams to score