Friday, February 22, 2008



Visitors are in deep trouble, have collected just 3 points from a possible 30, are 9 points from safety at the foot of the table and talk is, that they have already started preparations for life in the National division. They are 0-5-7 away from home and despite showing some fight in their last start, a 4-3 home defeat to Le Havre, they looked dire at 4-1 down after an hour.

Clermont are one of the division's strongest home teams (7-4-1) and have only conceded 8 times. They sit 8 points from a promotion spot, but their next home game is against the side, Troyes, currently in the coveted third spot, so with a win today, their chance is still very much alive. Home win.

5 points Clermont -1 ball 2.17 asian line.... NOW 2.04


I think that we are likely to see goals here, with the last 5 h2h meetings all producing three or more goals, with both sides scoring on each occasion.. However, I am going to suggest a small bet on the visitors, with the handicap start and a couple of tiny correct scores. Dijon have taken some time to realise how desperate their situation is, the penny final seems to have dropped, which is hardly surprising, as they sit just one point and a place outside of the drop zone. We can expect a battling display from them and they are not quite as hapless, as the table might suggest, they have avoided defeat in 7 away starts and Le Havre have been much stronger on the road, where they have 9 wins, an incredible number for this league. However, at home , whilst they remain unbeaten, there are a lot of draws and they have only won 5 from 12 starts.

Le Havre are coasting towards Ligue 1 and their need is simply not as great at Dijon's, feel that both will score and would not put anyone off the "over", but see better value in these bets.

4.5 points Dijon +1 ball 2.28 asian line.
1 point 2-2 draw 20.0 + .... currently 24.0 exchanges.
0.5 point Le Havre to win 3-2 30.0 + .... currently 36.0 exchanges.

Good Luck.

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