Stadium: Stade Gabriel Montpied (Clermont-Ferrand)
Referee: Francois Letexier
In the first round of the French championship Clermont will face Monaco, this game will start on August 13. We highlight a curious statistic regarding the Monegasques. In the previous Ligue 1 campaign, Monaco did not suffer a single defeat when approaching the away game as a pre-match favorite - nine wins and three draws. Will the Monegasques extend that streak on Sunday?Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Clermont's good form in the final stretch of the previous Ligue 1 season continued in the preseason. The club played six friendlies in the summer, with four wins, a draw, and a defeat. Clermont was one of the best teams in the French championship in the second segment, but it was not enough to qualify for the European Cup. With 59 points, the team took the eighth line in the table.
Monaco disappointed its fans in the final stretch of the previous Ligue 1 campaign. Monegasques lost to Troyes with a score of 1:2, which cost the club to get into the Conference League. The team finished the season in sixth place, losing to Lille by two points. The club's management decided to change the mentor - now, this position is held by Adolf Hütter. Monaco has seven matches played in the preseason - three wins and four defeats.
Expert Betting Tips
Monaco is the favorite, and Clermont is the underdog, but no one rules out surprises at the start of the season. It is unlikely that the Monegasques can pick up three points, as the Clermont players, as the preseason matches showed, are in good shape. In the last two head-to-head encounters, the players have received ten cautions. We suggest considering the option with yellow cards. You can also take the line with a draw.