First team to score: Rennes
Both teams to score: Yes
**The odds were correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change**
This post features a detailed preview of Clermont vs Rennes Ligue 1 fixture scheduled for 23rd January 2022. It is the second league encounter this season. The reverse game between these teams ended 6-0 in favour of Rennes. Do the visitors have a chance of bagging another three points in this game? We have the details in our match preview.
Our Best Picks for Clermont vs Rennes
A 6-nil victory for Rennes in the reverse encounter earned the visitors an emphatic victory and big three points ahead of this second meeting of the season. This is also the second meeting between these teams in all competitions.
Rennes to score the first goal @ 53/100 (1.53)
Based on team form, recent performance and defensive record, Rennes should score the first goal in this fixture. The visitors overcame a 3-match winless run to defeat Bordeaux 6-nil last time out. They also have the 9th best away record. A 6-0 victory over Clermont in the reverse match should be another motivating factor in this game. The hosts are currently struggling with defensive challenges hence predisposed to conceding first in this match.
Both teams to score @ 18/15 (1.72)
Our second pick backs goals on both side of pitch. While we are backing Rennes to score first in this match, the visitors have been struggling to keep a clean sheet. We expect the hosts to bank on home advantage to get at least a goal if not a point in this fixture.
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Clermont vs Rennes Preview, Team News, Injuries and Lineups
The first meeting between Clermont and Lens, which is also the reverse fixture, was a huge disappoint to the promoted side. Since earning a promotion to the top flight in 2021/22 Ligue 1 season, Clermont’s fortunes have only seemed to dwindle. The hosts have now failed to win in the last three Ligue 1 matches, during which they also failed to score. Moreover, Clermont in now winless in the last four matches across all competitions. They hosts also failed to score in their last four games. Currently 17th on Ligue 1 table, Clermont look to better their performance to avoid relegation but a home record of 2W, 4D and 4L has condemned the hosts to only 10 points in 10 home fixtures so far.
On the other hand, Rennes recovered from a three-match losing run in Ligue 1 to bag an emphatic 6-0 victory over Bordeaux a few days ago. Coincidentally, it comes just a few days to a second encounter with Clermont, a team they defeated with a similar scoreline in the reverse fixture.
Several players are expected to miss this game due to injury or engagement in the ongoing AFCON 2022 tournament. The hosts will be without Desmas and Billong due to injuries. Allevinah, Bayo and Khaoui are on international duty. On the flip-side, Rennes will miss the services of Hamari Taore, Sulemana, Aguerd and Gomis, all of whom are participating in AFCON. Salin, Tait, Gelin are injured and so, unlikely to feature on matchday.
FAQs about Clermont vs Rennes Fixture
Where is the match venue?
Stade Gabriel Montpied
What time will the game start?
The match will kick off at 17:00 GMT +3 on Sunday 23rd January 2022
How have these teams performed home and away respectively?
Clermont is 17th on home record and overall on Ligue 1 table while Rennes is ranked 9th on away record and fifth overall.