In a pivotal conflict at the lower part of Ligue 1, Clermont Foot will invite the visit of Reims to the Stade Gabriel Montpied on Sunday evening.
Hoping to keep away from a quick re-visitation of the subsequent level, Clermont will start in the new year a slim one point over the drop zone.
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A momentous one loss from their initial five Ligue 1 matches had left Clermont longing for an agreeable mission, however a blistering run of structure to end the schedule year has seen Les Lanciers droop down the table.
Triumph over Angers in their last Ligue 1 match of 2021 finished a run of seven back to back games without a success, while at the same time finishing a sit tight of two months for three places.
It was only their fourth win of the mission, with Clermont flaunting just two triumphs from the last 16 Ligue 1 excursions structure that has prompted the club being involved in a relegation scrap.
Clermont’s redeeming quality this season could be the quality at the lower part of the table is strangely poor, with any semblance of St. Etienne, Bordeaux and Metz all compromised by the drop.
While they may as of now sit over Sunday’s adversaries, Reims are another side who start the year unsure of their first class status.
Not at all like Clermont, Reims finished 2021 in solid structure, getting 10 points from a potential 15 in their last five matches a run that incorporated an amazing draw away to 10-time French Champions Marseille.
That point left away from home for Reims, where they have partaken in a choice of positive outcomes this season and sit inside the top portion of the structure table for matches played out and about.
Unbeaten in their last five away matches, Reims will be looking at up a twofold over Clermont, after they won in the pair’s initial group of the period.
They also won their last meetings against the home team in 2017, Reims in the interim have just lost ones between the two teams in the past six matches
Clermont have invigorated now and again this season and have been a welcome expansion to the French top flight.
In any case, an exhausted crew will probably mean a loss for Clermont, with Reims the most plausible to take three points.