Clermont vs Ajaccio Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 02/04/2023

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02/04/23 - 14:00

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Clermont Foot - AC Ajaccio

France Ligue 1 - Stade Gabriel Montpied

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Clermont vs Ajaccio Best Predictions and Top Odds

It is one of does do or dies games for Ajaccio who are in the relegation zone grasping for some good performances to give them a chance of staying in Ligue 1.

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Clermont to Win

Even though Clermont has a 12-point advantage over the first team beyond the relegation zone marking, their coach Pascal Gastien has stated that his team needs two wins from their next three matches to push the envelope a bit further. For this Clermont vs Ajaccio prediction, the hosts are looking for their tenth win of the season, but are weary about suffering their third straight defeat. Ajaccio is in a much worst state, they lost the last three games and have the worst efficiency rating in the league. The first match of the current season between these sides ended with a 3-1 Clermont victory.

Under 2.5 Goals

It is hard to argue with the second prediction for this Clermont vs Ajaccio duel. Both teams had plenty of matches that didn't pass the two-and-a-half goal mark. The home team had 12 of those matches from the 28 they played while Ajaccio had 13. Both sides had three games with fewer than three goals in the back of the net when we look at their last five encounters. The probability of the same thing happening again is high because of the stakes for this match. Ajaccio needs a win desperately while Clermont doesn't have to put themselves in a big-pressure situation.

Statistics with Latest Market Odds for Clermont vs Ajaccio prediction

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Head to Head

02/10/22

France Ligue 1 LI1

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

1

3

20/02/21

France Ligue 2 LI2

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

0

2

24/10/20

France Ligue 2 LI2

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

0

2

22/11/19

France Ligue 2 LI2

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

1

1

19/04/19

France Ligue 2 LI2

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

0

0

Last Five - Clermont Foot

18/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Rennes

Rennes

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

3

1

L

11/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Brest

Brest

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

1

1

D

04/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lille

Lille

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

4

0

L

28/01/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

1

1

D

21/01/24

France Cup France

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot

3

1

L

Last Five - AC Ajaccio

17/02/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Laval

Laval

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

1

1

D

10/02/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Guingamp

Guingamp

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

0

3

W

05/02/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

SC Bastia

SC Bastia

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

1

0

L

27/01/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Concarneau

Concarneau

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

0

1

W

23/01/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Dunkerque

Dunkerque

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

2

0

L

Here is the way the bookmakers have set the odds:

Clermont odds: 11/10 (2.10) – 47.6%

Draw odds: 11/5 (3.20) – 31.3%

Ajaccio odds: 4/1 (4.00) – 25%

The bookies believe that the visiting team doesn't have much of a chance to get three points regarding the Clermont vs Ajaccio odds situation. However, one has to keep in mind the current state of affairs and that Ajaccio doesn't have much to lose from its position at the moment. They are already in the relegation zone, and another loss puts them further in danger of dropping out of Ligue 1. You can check all the latest predictions on our dedicated football betting tips page. Here are some of the suggestions: Draw at Halftime is priced at 1/1 (2.00) – 50% and Ajaccio win without BTTS gets you odds of 5/1 (5.00) – 20%.

Team News, Preview, and Clermont vs Ajaccio Lineups

Clermont

The hosts have had a good season, their main goal was always to keep their status in Ligue 1 untacked, and they are close to achieving that ambition. They had a terrific first part of the season where they managed to put some distance in front of their opposition and now the team is enjoying the moment even though they lost the last two games. Elba Rashani, Maximiliano Caufriez, and Alidu Seidu are injured.

Potential lineup: Diaw, Konate, Wieteska, Neto Borges, Zeffane, Gonalons, Gastien, Allevinah, Khaoui, Maurer, Kyei.

Ajaccio

As if the situation for Ajaccio isn't bad enough, a look at their injured list tells another part of the story. For the match at Clermont-Ferrand, they will be without three suspended players Oumar Gonzalez, Cyrille Bayala, and Ismael Diallo, while there are also four injured players: Romain Hamouma, Vincent Marchetti, Thomas Mangani, and Youssouf Kone. The situation is serious, but there will be little room for excuses in this important match.

Potential lineup: Leroy, Alhadhur, Vidal, Mayembo, Youssouf, Belaili, Coutadeur, Barreto, Nouri, Soumano, El Idrissy.

Starting lineups

Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.

Clermont Foot

Clermont Foot
3-4-2-1
99
Mory Diaw
fr
15
Cheick Oumar Konate
ml
4
Mateusz Wieteska
pl
36
Alidu Seidu
gh
11
Jim Allevinah
ga
25
Johan Gastien
fr
12
Maxime Gonalons
fr
3
Neto Borges
br
18
Elbasan Rashani
xk
10
Saif-Eddine Khaoui
tn
95
Grejohn Kyei
fr
Substitutes
70
Muhammed-Cham Saracevic
at
40
Ouparine Djoco
fr
5
Maximiliano Caufriez
be
22
Aiman Maurer
ma
33
Stan Berkani
dz
17
Oliver Kamdem
fr
7
Yohann Magnin
fr
21
Florent Ogier
fr
91
Jeremie Bela
ao

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio
4-4-2
1
Benjamin Leroy
fr
2
Mickael Alphonse
gp
27
Kevin Spadanuda
ch
15
Clement Vidal
fr
5
Riad Nouri
fr
99
Youssouf Kone
ml
4
Mickael Barreto
fr
6
Mathieu Coutadeur
fr
77
Fernand Mayembo
fr
7
Mounaim El Idrissy
fr
34
Moussa Soumano
fr
Substitutes
21
Cedric Avinel
gp
38
Ivane Chegra
dz
20
Mohamed Youssouf
km
24
Ruan Levine Camara Vitor
br
16
Francois-Joseph Sollacaro
fr
9
Yoann Touzghar
tn
29
Florian Chabrolle
fr
23
Thomas Mangani
fr

Player to Watch: Youcef Belaili

The Algerian international player has been one of the rare positive sightings inside the Ajaccio locker room scoring team-high six goals and assisting on five occasions. With all those injured and suspended players, the team will turn to the 31-year-old winger to get them goals.

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FAQs about Clermont vs Ajaccio prediction

  • When is the match scheduled? – Sunday, April 2nd at 14:00 BST (15:00 CET)
  • Where is the match venue? – Stade Gabriel Montpeid, Clermont-Ferrand
  • What was the score the last time they met? – Ajaccio 1-3 Clermont
  • Who will referee the match? – Mathieu Vernice
  • What team is the favorite? – Clermont looks like the favorite

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