Montpellier vs Monaco Predictions and Betting Tips
Monaco travels to the Stade de la Mosson to do battle with Montpellier in the French Ligue 1 this Friday. With no wins in five, the home team are slowly losing ground on the European spots. Read on for our expert tips and predictions.
Both sides have pretty much cancelled each other out over the past four games with two draws and a win each for the teams. However, it is to be noted that Monaco's last victory at the Stade de la Mosson dates back to 16/17 season in a comprehensive win.
Rough patch for the home side
Montpellier head into this game still in search of their first win since the turn of the year. It is also imperative to note that they head into this game having failed to pick up all three points in their last five league games. In their most recent encounter, they failed to get past 17th placed Nantes in a game that was supposed to be relatively easy for them. Will they finally give their fans reasons to cheer this Friday as they entertain their opponents this Friday?
Red-hot Monaco looking to maintain 100% record for the year
Monaco has been faultless since the turn of the year as they travel to Montpellier looking to make it three wins from three. Following dominant performances against Lorient and Angers, in which Kovac's boys netted eight goals, confidence will no doubt be high in the Monaco camp. Kevin Volland, who is in terrific form with 15 goals plus assists would certainly be one to watch.
Montpellier vs Monaco Team News
Savernier and Mavididi will have to sit this one out with both players still nursing injuries. The same goes for Monaco's Fabregas and Luis who wouldn't travel with the side for this highly-anticipated encounter.
Montpellier possible starting XI:
Omlin; Oyongo, Cozza, Hilton, Congre, Souquet; Mollet, Ferri, CHotad; Laborde, Delort
Monaco possible starting XI:
Lecomte; Henrique, Badiashile, Maripan, Sidibe; Fofana, Tchouameni, Martins, Diop; Ben Yedder, Volland
Montpellier vs Monaco Prediction: 1-2
Both sides head into this game in contrasting situations taking into account their last few games. The home side has picked up only two points from a possible fifteen while the away side is in search of their fourth win in five matches. Montpellier's defence hasn't been the best, failing to keep a clean sheet in their last seven games. This gives room for Volland and Co. to exploit and cop all three points for their side.