Guingamp vs Montpellier
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 10th September
Kick Off: 19:00 BST
Venue: Stade du Roudourou.
Pound for pound Guingamp have been the best team in Ligue 1 this season. With only 3 games played that might not be much of an achievement until you look at who they have already played. On opening day they got a 2-2 draw away to Monaco and then beat Marseille 2-1. Their last match was an easy win over Nancy even though they were for some reason the underdogs to win this match.
Backing Guingamp right now is the sure fire thing to do. Their run will end but by that time we should be in profit. The club are in 2nd place and have had a sensational start to the season.
Possession is the problem for Montpellier- for even when they win like they did against Angers 1-0 on the opening day they let the opposition see too much of the ball and that will be fatal against better teams. Montpellier haven’t won since and even at this early stage don’t look great on their travels.
Guingamp vs Montpellier: Head to Head
In the last three games played in Guingamp, they have failed to beat Montpellier. Last season this match ended in a 2-2 draw. There is a 70% chance for 3 goals or over and on 7 occasions from 10 both teams have been able to find the net. In short goals are in good supply in this fixture.
Guingamp vs Montpellier: Prediction
No one player is dominating who gets the goals for Guingamp who have scored 2 goals in each of their first three games. But they do have a trend of scoring early. Against Marseille here they were a goal up within 60 seconds.
Guingamp can make this a tough night for the visitors and they will aim to have an energetic first half and get this match on their side early on. Montpellier has some good players in their squad but the question is – can they perform on the road?
Guingamp vs Montpellier: Bet Tips
Guingamp to be leading at Half Time at 11/5
Both teams to score at 19/20.