Match Time :3/14/2020 03:00 Saturday（GMT+8）
Rodez: Trust has a basis ( Recent Form: D D L D W )
Over the weekend, at home, Rodez made a surprise with a 2-1 victory over the eighth team Guingamp. This victory helped Rodez end a series of 4 consecutive matches without winning. In fact, the home team played not so bad in recent times with only 1 defeat. However, this team draws 5 matches and has 2 wins in the last 9 rounds. The constant division of points made Rodez unable to break out of danger. The 16th place with 32 points is not too secure for Rodez because they are only 2 points behind the relegation play-off team. 6 points is a big number but the season is still long and Rodez can't be satisfied with what's going on. At home, Rodez did not play well with only a single victory after the last 5 matches. In the remaining 4 matches, they drew 2 and lost 2. More importantly, the excitement from the mental advantage after winning last weekend will help the home team have confidence in this round.
Clermont Foot: Burying hope ( Recent Form: W W L W W )
Clermont Foot knew how excited Rodez was and that they themselves wanted to overwhelm that hope. But the visitors need to be careful because 4 rounds ago, they had lost to Paris FC, the team ranked below Rodez in the rankings. It was also the only failure of Clermont Foot since November 23, 2019. That is, this team has gone through 15 consecutive games in all competitions and only lost 1. 4/5 rounds have passed, the away team wins. That impressive form helped Clermont Foot maintain the 5th position on the table with 50 points. However, this is not the ultimate goal of this team. They are only 3 to 4 points behind the leader and everything can be reversed quickly. That shows how outstanding this team is when meeting weaker opponents. Rodez will probably suffer the same fate again, no matter how excited they are.
THE BETTING VERDICT
After all, Rodez unexpectedly defeated Guingamp, a team ranked in the top 8 of Ligue 2. This could bring illusions for Rodez that they can overcome rival Clermont in this round. In fact, they did it in the first leg. Right away, Rodez had a minimal victory with the score 1-0 against the opponent. Clermont Foot has never won Rodez in Ligue 2. It is only because the last time the two teams met in an official tournament since 2007. Left in 2018 and 2019, both teams have friendly matches with a record of 1 win and 1 tie for Clermont Foot. I believe this match has 2 or fewer goals because the last six meetings between the two teams have only had a match with 3 or more goals.
Rodez Aveyron VS Clermont
O/U Pick: Under 2.25 goals