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Football Bet of the Day: Put best Foot forward and oppose hosts

We’re spending our Wednesday evening in France, and Kev thinks the visitors Strasbourg can continue their excellent form at Clermont Foot.

Visitors to at least draw a cracker

Clermont v Strasbourg
Wednesday 19 January, 18:00

We were right about Bochum overcoming Mainz in the DFB Cup last night, but like the kid who reaches for that tempting fourth slice of birthday cake, we were a little too greedy. Eduard Löwen’s 80th-minute goal in a 3-1 win tipped us over the 3.5 goals line.

We’ll nip across to France now, because there’s a Ligue 1 clash between Clermont Foot and Strasbourg, and I think the visitors can avoid defeat in an interesting game.

Clermont Foot won promotion to Ligue 1 as second-tier runners-up last term, and they are just about keeping their heads above water in the top division. Going into this set of midweek fixtures, Clermont were a point above the dropzone.

However, the Lancers’ form is far from encouraging. They are winless in three competitive games, and haven’t scored a single goal in any of them. They haven’t won a league game at home since mid-October, and they’ve actually only won twice at home in the league all season.

Visitors Strasbourg have lost just one of the last nine in Ligue 1, and have won four of the last five. All nine of those matches have featured at least two goals, and indeed that’s been the case in 18 of their 20 league outings so far. If we look at Clermont’s 20 top-flight matches, we see that 14 of them have featured at least two goals.

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We’ll use the Sportsbook’s Bet Builder to back Strasbourg to win or draw, Over 1.5 Goals and Over 6.5 Corners at a combined price of 1.9420/21. Strasbourg’s games are averaging 9.8 corners, while Clermont’s are averaging 8.6. Both would get the job done for us.

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