Bastia vs Montpellier
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 19th November 2016
Kick off at 19:00 UK Time
Venue: Stade Armand Cesari.
When it all goes wrong you will hear the French say ‘’oh la la’’ and this phrase certainly belongs to Bastia who have had a nightmare six weeks. They have picked up just 1 point in that time with 4 losses and one draw with no wins in almost two months.
Bastia have crash landed in 17th place and manager Francesco Ciccolini would have been thankful of the recent international break hoping to come back with the slate wiped clean and restart the season for Bastia.
After a very slow and unconvincing start Montpellier have become one of the better form teams of Ligue 1 with just a single loss in the last five encounters. However they have been completely disappointing away from home where they are yet to claim a victory yet. They have also conceded 20 goals on the road, the most in the league.
Bastia vs Montpellier: Head to Head Stats
There’s a real fairness to these fixtures and a pattern and it’s very simple: Bastia win at home and Montpellier win at home. Montpellier have not won at Stade Armand Cesari for 13 years and despite a few 1-0 wins Bastia’s victories at home against them have been fairly convincing. Based on recent history there is a 40% chance to see 3 goals or more.
Bastia vs Montpellier: Prediction
This is a test the waters for both sides after the internationals. Have Bastia really been able to stop a losing a streak so soon after? Will Montpellier ever be able to work on their dreadful defence on the road? If the truth be told both teams will want a draw from this and move on. It’s a risky stake but on the face of it at this time in the Ligue 1 season neither team give us any confidence of a different outcome.
Bastia vs Montpellier: Betting Tips
Bastia and Montpellier to draw at 2/1 (3.00).