Caen v Montpellier Preview and Predictions

Caen v Montpellier
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 1st April 2018
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade Michel d’Ornano (Caen)

Caen’s latest loss to Angers by 3-0 means that they have lost 3 out of their last 4 games and are not quite safe from the bottom three yet. Caen does have a 6 point safety net to 18th placed Troyes but the club will feel another two wins will be sufficient before they can relax,

On the bright side for Caen is that they have gone their last 3 games at home undefeated with good wins over Nantes and Strasbourg and they drew against Rennes. But the club will face a very strong test with the visit of Montpellier.

Montpellier are in 7th place and are chasing a possible European spot and the sprint for 5th place is on, the club from the south of France are just three points from achieving that. Form has been bizarre where the club has drawn their last 5 games in a row, with 3 of those games ending in the correct score of 1-1.

Montpellier has a very good away record where they have lost just 3 times and just once in their last five games. The club’s problem is draws where overall they have drawn 15 matches this season, or 50% of all of their games.

Caen v Montpellier: Head to Head

  • Home or away Montpellier has won the last 3 meetings
  • There is a 75% chance to see under 2.5 goals
  • The last 3 games played at Caen has been a draw at half time

Caen v Montpellier: Prediction

Montpellier have been able to boss this fixture for some time and do have a very solid away record where they frustrate their opponents and pack the midfield. We will opt for the double chance for Montpellier at short odds, because they draw so many games this will cover our bet. But the value is not great so we will also add correct score prediction.

Caen v Montpellier: Bet Tips

Double Chance: Montpellier or a draw at 1.36

Correct score: 0-0 or 1-0 to Montpellier at 7.00 and 6.50 respectively.