- Football - France - Ligue 2
In normal conditions Reims, fifth on table, should be considered favourite against Clermont, that continues to be in danger of relegation and in last five rounds gained only tow points.
But also Reims is in a little downtrend, with only one win in last six matches ( 1-3-2) and today without both first choice keepers Carrasso and Mendy. 20 years old keeper Lemaitre debuted in last round, lost 1-0 against Sochaux. And we must add to defensive problems of Reims the misses of H. Traorè ( def. 20) and Turan ( def. 10+5 2g).
Hosts with regular keeper Caillard ( 16) out, too. Second choice Jeannin already played nine matches as starter, but alst one in September. Guerbert ( midf. 9+1 1g), Espinoza ( midf. 14+1), Agounon ( def. 9+3 1g), Ekobo ( midf. 11+2), are other missings for home team.
Reims remain near to promotion zone and should take advantage to fight against a weak opponent to gain points and improve its no great last performances, while Clermont needs point to to put otehr space among between them and relegation zone and has the occasion to score considering a delepted defense of guests. More, in last six matches Clermont never gained a clean sheets and only one time didn't score.
|17/02/2017 11:43, read 201 times