Bordeaux vs Montpellier
French Ligue 1
Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/19:00 CET
Venue: Matmut Atlantique.
La Paillade will be looking to fix the impression after two dreadful performances in back-to-back defeats to PSG (5-1) and Reims (2-4).
Michel Der Zakarian’s men are winless in last five league games. Such negative spell of form caused the drop to 7th place in Ligue 1 standings. Montpellier have thus seriously halted their push for European football next term.
The visitors are five points shy of 4th-placed Saint-Etienne. Can they find the way to rebound from such dreadful streak here against Bordeaux.
The hosts have not been pulling up any trees of late either. They lost five, drew one and won just one of last seven games in all competitions.
Les Girondins found goals hard to come by in recent weeks. They failed to score in four of last five league affairs. The thread includes a 1-0 defeat to Nantes on Sunday.
Bordeaux vs Montpellier: Head-to-head
Bordeaux were much more successful in the history of head to head encounters with La Paillade.
Les Girondins won 22, drew 7 and lost 11 of 40 ties with Montpellier.
Bordeaux were particularly dominant in home outings winning 13, drawing 3 and losing just 2 of 18 against Montpellier.
Both teams scored only twice in past seven H2H outings.
Bordeaux vs Montpellier: Prediction
Montpellier have done well without being prolific in the final third throughout the season. The rock solid defense was key to their successes. However, they can’t rely on it anymore if we are to judge by last two defeats which saw them ship nine goals against PSG and Reims.
The clash with Bordeaux should really give them a nice chance to return to the old habits and keep things quiet at the back given the hosts failed to score in four of last five ties in Ligue 1. The Under 2.5 goals FT is the best of betting options based on everything written above and we will go for it at the odds of 1.50.
Bordeaux vs Montpellier: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2)
Correct full-time Score: 1-0 @ 6.50 (11/2).