Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
After sharing the spoils with Lyon at the weekend, Lorient will look to climb to top five when they host Clermont to their Stade du Moustoir on Matchday 9. Les Merlus are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and you should know that they are on a quest to keep their 100% record in the new season intact. Midfielder Laurent Abergel is banned for the match, while defender Moritz Jenz returns from suspension.
Clermont, on the other hand, made a promising start to the season, but they do not seem to be at their sharpest ahead of Sunday’s clash. The newcomers experienced all sorts of problems at the back in back-to-back defeats to Rennes (0-6) and Monaco (1-3), which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. There are no absentees in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Thomas Monconduit):
Thomas Monconduit is a product of Auxerre football academy. The midfielder made a great progress during his spell with the Stade de l’Abbe-Deschamps outfit and continued playing for the club at senior level. Monconduit scored three goals in 63 appearances for Auxerre II and he played 42 games for the first team from 2012 to 2014.
In 2015 he joined Amiens and you should bear in mind that the 178-cm-tall midfielder made 36 appearances for les Licornes in the 2016/2017 Ligue 2 campaign. Amiens finished the season in second place in the standings and, as a result, they secured promotion to the French top flight. Thomas Monconduit scored three goals during the season and, no doubt, he played a very important role in Christophe Pelissier’s team in the 2016/2017 season.
His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well. Thomas Monconduit has a contract with Amiens which expires on June 30, 2018 and his preferred foot is right. Louis DENOLLE is the player’s agent.