Clermont has a chance to play: in the absence of Toulouse, affected by the Covid-19, and while Grenoble faces the leader Troyes on Saturday, the Auvergnats can take an option for the climb against the red lantern Châteauroux during the 35th day, Monday.
After his victory against Paris FC (1-0) which allowed him to become dolphin again, Clermont can widen the gap four days from the end of the championship against La Berrichonne, who has not won for two and a half months. and does not have much to defend, being already mathematically certain to be relegated to National.
Clermont Foot (2nd, 63 points) currently only has a slim lead over Toulouse (3rd, 62 pts) and Grenoble (4th, 61 pts), but its opponents are facing headwinds.
The TFC, beaten Tuesday in the Coupe de France by fans of Rumilly-Vallières (National 2), is on a forced shutdown.
After the appearance of three new cases of Covid in its ranks, bringing the number of affected players to thirteen, the Toulouse club's next two L2 matches have been postponed.
He will therefore have to wait to face Pau, which he was to face on Saturday, and Le Havre, whom he was to meet on Tuesday in a late match of the 34th day.
As for the Grenoblois, they will have a lot to do to garner points against the leader of Troy, Saturday at the opening of the 35th day.
Estac, which has not lost since March 20, will be keen to continue its good course and to continue to widen the gap in the lead (68 pts).
Paris FC (5th, 56 pts) and Auxerre (6th, 54 pts), in the fight for the access roadblocks, can each stand out against respectively Guingamp (16th) and Dunkirk (18th), teams a priori within their reach.
At the bottom of the standings, Caen (17th, 37 pts), still looking for points to try to move away from the red zone (the play-off place is only one point), will not have the easy part facing Sochaux (7th).
Chambly (19th, 31 pts) will not be much better off against Nancy (8th).
Program of the 35th day of Ligue 2 played on Saturday 24 and Monday 26 April:
(3:00 p.m.) Troyes - Grenoble
(8:00 p.m.) Guingamp - Paris FC
Chambly - Nancy
AC Ajaccio - Amiens
Auxerre - Dunkirk
Rodez - Le Havre
Sochaux - Caen
Valenciennes - Niort
(8:45 p.m.) Clermont - Châteauroux
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