Brest vs Montpellier
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 20th December 2020
Kick off at 12:00 UK/ 13:00 CET
Venue: Stade Francis-Le Ble (Brest).
Brest have a total of 22 points and 15 of them have come at home so that tells us that at home Brest are a very strong team and difficult to beat and they will not fear any club coming here.
The home side will be happy to be in 10th and with 22 points will feel that they are over the half way stage of feeling safe from relegation this season.
There is a positive vibe at Brest and they come into this match having lost just 1 game in their last five. Last weekend they pulled off a magnificent result in drawing 2-2 away to Lyon.
Montpellier are in 5th place with 26 points and are four points clear of their hosts. Last weekend was a blow to the club who lost 2-0 at home to Metz in what many believe to be a surprise result.
Victory at the weekend could put Montpellier in fourth place if Marseille lose or draw. But this is a game that gets our interest because Brest have a great home record but Montpellier has a great away record.
On the road Montpellier have lost just once so far and have won their last 4 in a row and are unbeaten away from home in 3 months. Their last away victory came against Lens which they won 3-2.
Brest vs Montpellier: Head to Head
- In the league the clubs have not met at Brest since 2012 when Montpellier won 2-1.
- The last 3 league meetings have all ended in over 2.5 goals.
- The clubs met last season with Montpellier winning 4-0 at home but because of the pandemic they couldn’t play the return game at Brest.
Brest vs Montpellier: Prediction
We should see a very open game and that could mean goals, although the teams will want to test out each other first and so one of our choices will be to see more goals in the 2nd half.
There is a lot of attacking quality on the field so we will also opt for over 2.5 goals, and we will back the home side to get the win.
Montpellier has the better team but the recent loss to Metz was a clear set back and this is one of the toughest grounds in Ligue 1 to come too.
Brest vs Montpellier: Betting Tips
Brest to beat Montpellier at 3.00 (2/1)
Over 2.5 goals at 1.80 (4/5)
Highest Scoring Half: 2nd half at 2.10 (11/10).