Montpellier will visit Stade Louis II on Sunday for the Ligue 1 fixture with home team Monaco.
All Monaco v Montpellier game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below – along with the latest match odds.
Monaco will be looking for an improved result here after a 1-0 Ligue 1 loss in their previous game against Brest.
In that match, Monaco had 72% possession and 21 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, Stade Brestois 29 had 7 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Romain Faivre (8') was the scorer for Brest.
It’s been seldom in recent games that Monaco have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Les Rouge et Blanc have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 8 goals along the way.
Going into this contest, Monaco are undefeated in their previous 6 league matches at home.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Nîmes in Ligue 1 competition, Montpellier and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Montpellier managed 52% possession and 12 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, Nîmes got 8 shots at goal with 1 on target. Renaud Ripart (84') was the scorer for Nîmes.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 clashes involving Montpellier, a minimum of three goals have been struck. The overall average goals scored per match during that spell is 3.33, with the average number of goals for La Paillade working out to 2. Let’s find out whether or not that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Coming into this contest, Montpellier are without a win away from home in their last 6 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 29/09/2017 shows us that Monaco have won 1 of these & Montpellier 2, with the number of drawn matches standing at 3.
In all, 14 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them for Les Rouge et Blanc and 8 netted by La Paillade. That is an average goals per game value of 2.33.
Team News: Monaco
Fodé Ballo-Touré (Metatarsal Fracture) and Caio Henrique (Knock) will not be taking part for Monaco manager Niko Kovač. Axel Disasi will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Montpellier
With a fully injury-free group ready to go, Montpellier manager Michel Der Zakarian does not have any fitness worries to speak of before this game.
In our view, Montpellier will have their work cut out to hit the back of the net against this Monaco outfit who should just have the edge.
We’ve gone for a very even match with a 1-0 advantage for Monaco at the end of the match.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
What are the best odds for this match?
Checking out the betting prices for the game in the win-draw-win market, a victory for Monaco is best priced at 2.064, backing a drawn result is 3.62 and selecting a victory for Montpellier will get you 3.6. They are the top returns offered at the moment.