Clermont Foot vs Olympique Lyonnais Prediction: Lineup, ODDs & H2H

Clermont Foot vs Olympique Lyonnais in a Ligue 1 encounter on Sunday, May 12th, 2024. This fixture holds historical intrigue, as Clermont defied the odds…

Clermont Foot vs Olympique Lyonnais

Clermont Foot vs Olympique Lyonnais in a Ligue 1 encounter on Sunday, May 12th, 2024. This fixture holds historical intrigue, as Clermont defied the odds with victories in both their meetings last season. Here’s a closer look:

Match

  • Teams: Clermont Foot vs Olympique Lyonnais
  • Compettition: Ligue 1
  • Date: Sunday, May 12th, 2024 (**Double-check closer to the date for confirmation)
  • Time: Time is yet to be confirmed, but Ligue 1 matches typically start between 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM CEST (Central European Summer Time).
  • Venue: Stade Gabriel Montpied, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Prediction

This match is an interesting one to call. While Lyon is the clear favorite on paper, Clermont’s home advantage and desire to repeat their historic victories add an element of uncertainty. Here are the possibilities:

  • Clermont Upset (Less Likely): Clermont’s passionate home crowd and Lyon’s potential squad rotation could create an upset opportunity. However, Lyon’s current form makes a repeat upset less likely.
  • Draw: A tense and closely contested match could end in a draw, with both teams cancelling each other out.
  • Lyon Win (More Likely): Given their current form, superior squad quality, and motivation to avenge last season’s defeats, Lyon is the favorite to win this match.

Lineups (Predicted)

Clermont Foot (3-4-3):

  • Goalkeeper: Desmas
  • Defenders: Seidu, Ogier, Gastien
  • Midfielders: Dossou, Samed, Magnin, N’Dombele
  • Forwards: Rashani, Bayo, Saîf-Eddine Khaoui

Olympique Lyonnais (4-3-3) (Possible Rotation):

  • Goalkeeper: Lopes (or Riou)
  • Defenders: Gusto, Lukeba, Diomande, Emerson
  • Midfielders: Caqueret, Faivre, Aouar
  • Forwards: Kadewere, Barcola, Dembélé

Odds

(subject to change, always check with your preferred sportsbook)

  • Clermont Win: Higher odds (around +300 or higher)
  • Draw: Moderate odds (around +270)
  • Lyon Win: Lower odds (around -140 or lower)

H2H (Head-to-Head)

  • Despite Lyon’s historical dominance, Clermont remarkably won both their meetings last season (2-1 and 1-0). This adds significant intrigue to the upcoming encounter.
  • In their overall Ligue 1 history, Lyon has won 6 out of the 8 encounters, with 1 draw and 2 wins for Clermont (both last season).

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