Lyon vs Clermont Foot France Ligue 1

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Lyon vs Clermont Foot
France Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 22 August 2021
Kick-off 12:00 UK/ 13:00 CET
Venue: Groupama Stadium


Lyon and Clermont will battle it out in the first leg of their thrilling Sunday’s clash in Ligue 1.

Clermont began their dream with the first appearance of their debut at the top of French football.

The visitors picked up two separate wins against Bordeaux and Troyes but they share the highest level with Angers and PSG.

Head coach Pascal Gastien could be in full swing both at the back of his team that has yet to make an impact and in the form of Mohamed Bayo (the top scorer of the previous Ligue 2 campaign) who knows the three n ‘to score four goals for his team so far.

Bayo will have ample opportunity to keep his gorgeous form going here at Stadiumamaama as Lyon are not defending at all this summer.

Lyon scored three goals and a solid loss to Angers last season. They have conceded at least two goals in their last three appearances against Villarreal (draw 2-2), Sporting Lisbon (2-3 wins), and Porto (3-5 losses).

On the other hand, we would say that Clermont’s solid safety record will be tested hard here as class beginners are looking to approach like Moussa Dembele, Karl Toko Ekambi, and Islam Slimani.

Lyon vs Clermont Foot Head to head
This will be only the second chapter between these two groups.
They met only in March 2005 in the 16th edition of the French Cup.
Surprisingly, Clermont went ahead on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the regular season.

Lyon vs Clermont Foot Predictions 
Lyon come in with this as a favorite, but who will support them to a 1.55 victory when Clermont beat their two captains by a score? The advantage is that the visitors have a weapon (i.e. Mohamed Bayo) to destroy the obvious holes in the back line of Lyon.

Going forward, guests will not be joined by Maxime Cornet who was sacked in last week’s win over Angers. We can’t see a two-sided betting sheet here where more than 2.5 FT goals are considered the best betting option at the 1.66 range.

Team News
Lyon defender Maxwel Cornet will end his suspension this week after a match against Angers, where Islam Slimani will miss out due to bookkeeping.

The visitors have already moved to bring Emerson Palmieri to the club from Chelsea on loan, he could be immediately employed to fill the void left by the ban left by Cornet, where Marcelo was sacked to keep training after being charged at Cornet.

The new arrival of Damien Da Silva should take the place of Marcelo as a goalkeeper, where there is no confusion for joining Houssem Aouar between the ongoing link and the move to the Premier League.

Clermont manager Gastien would love to field an XI for the trip to Groupama Stadium, but defender Vital N’Simba left the pitch in the first half against Troyes with a head injury and will not be involved. music.

Arial Mendy could only be a three-week replacement for the visitors, and it remains to be seen whether Saif-Eddine Khaoui will be ruled out of the squad after moving to Marseille recently.

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Lyon possible starting lineup
Lopes; Dubois, Denayer, Da Silva, Emerson; Mendes, Guimaraes, Paqueta; Toko Ekambi, Dembele, Cherki

Clermont possible starting lineup
Demas; Zedadka, Hountondji, Ogier, Mendy; Gastien, Samed; Dossou, Berthomier, Allevinah; Bayo


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