Monaco – Clermont Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips – 16.01.2022

⚽ Monaco – Clermont Predictions

Monaco – Clermont Tips and Odds. January 16, 15:00 FRANCE: Ligue 1.

Monaco – Clermont Preview

  • The full implications of Monaco’s decision to sack previous boss Niko Kovač on New Year’s Day are still yet to be fully felt, and new manager Philippe Clement’s first match in charge didn’t see much improvement as the European hopefuls drew 0-0 away to Nantes. Monaco fans will be hoping he can oversee one better here, as their side’s now drawn four of their previous eight Ligue 1 outings (W3, D4, L1).
  • That’s a likely outcome as Monaco enter this latest match up at the Stade Louis II as heavy favourites thanks to a ten-game unbeaten run here (W7, D3), and their solid H2H record versus relegation-threatened Clermont (W4, D1, L1). The ‘Monégasques’ have also won all three previous home H2Hs ‘to nil’, a streak they’d love to extend here.
  • After kicking off their first-ever Ligue 1 campaign with back-to-back victories, Clermont have recorded just two wins in the following 17 league outings (D6, L9) as an instant return to the second tier of French football begins to loom. For this clash, the visitors will also be without influential striker Mohamed Bayo who’s away on Africa Cup of Nations duty – a player that’s netted 45% of their league goals this campaign (9/20).
  • With a poor record on the road this Ligue 1 season (W2, D2, L6) and Clermont averaging just one goal per away league match, a lack of potential Bayo goals could prove their downfall here. They’ve also kept just one clean sheet across their last nine Ligue 1 road trips – albeit that was a 1-0 victory over Angers in their last top-flight away outing.
  • Players to watch: Monaco have won all five Ligue 1 matches in which Kevin Volland has netted this campaign (G5, A5). His previous two strikes came in the club’s last two home league matches. Clermont’s Elbasan Rashani has four goals and two assists this league season, with four of those goal contributions coming away from home.
  • Hot stat: Monaco have won just one of their previous six Ligue 1 home matches versus newly-promoted sides (D4, L1).
FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 21
Monaco – Clermont
Kick-off: January 16, 15:00
Prediction: Home Win
Odds: 1.50@Bwin

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