Marseille vs Montpellier
French Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 24 May 2019
Kick-Off 20:05 UK / 21:05 CET
Venue: Orange Velodrome (Marseille).
Marseille and Montpellier will fight each other in a direct contest for the fifth place at the end of the Ligue 1 season on Friday night at Orange Velodrome.
Sadly for both sides, the 5th position will not lead to Europa League football next season as both cup winners sit below them in the league ladder.
We can thus expect an open match between two pressure-less sides who have been prone to conceding goals lately.
The Phocians did end their three-game winless thread on Saturday putting five goals past Toulouse in a 2-5 win on the road.
They’ve done so without main striker Mario Balotelli who will not feature this last round fixture either.
Five different players, including Clinton N’Jie and Florian Thauvin were on the scoresheet at Stadium de Toulouse.
Marseille vs Montpellier: Head-to-head
The Phocians were the more successful side in the history of their matches against La Paillade.
However, Marseille are unbeaten in last three H2H encounters (two draws and one win for Montpellier).
La Paillade claimed a demolishing 3-0 win when teams met each other in this term of Ligue 1 back in early-November last year.
Marseille vs Montpellier: Prediction
Montpellier go into this unbeaten in last six league matches. Their stellar form has seen a run of four wins and two draws along the way.
Five of these six games provided goals at both ends and this is exactly the scenario we are expecting to witness on the final Matchday as well looking at both teams’ attacking-minded style in recent weeks.
On top of this, three of past five head to head matches between these two likes also saw both teams to score option “coming in”.
This is the scenario which happened in eight of last nine of Marseille’s Ligue 1 affairs. We will back it as a banker pick at 1.53 odds.
Marseille vs Montpellier: Bet Tips
Both Teams To Score @ 1.53 (8/15)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53 (8/15).