Montpellier vs Brest
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 21st December 2019
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade de la Mosson (Montpellier)
Montpellier were knocked out of the French League Cup in midweek when they lost 1-0 away to Reims. They come into this match in 12th place with 24 points and their form is hardly good with 5 points earned from their last 15.
Montpellier have lost back to back games, having faced Lille and PSG but defeats against such quality teams could be expected.
The club could still climb into the top 10 with a win at the weekend. Home form is average with 7 points earned from their last 12 and they lost their last game at home against PSG 3-1. But the club have only lost 2 games here and remain a threat.
Brest got a super result in the French League Cup as they beat Bordeaux 2-0 and now they have reached the quarter finals.
Form in the league for Brest though is very patchy and they have fallen to 15th place. They are 6 points clear of the bottom three which is a nice gap but it is one that can be quickly swallowed up and the team could well get sucked into a battle. Their last match finished 0-0 v Nice and a win at the weekend could take the club up 2-3 places.
Montpellier vs Brest: Head to Head
The clubs have not played each other since 2013 when Montpellier won 2-1.
Montpellier have won the last 3 meetings.
From the last 16 games Brest has only 1 win and that was when they were at home.
Montpellier vs Brest: Prediction
Brest are a very interesting team and they remind us of Nimes in their first season in the League. Full of hope and attack and a good side at home. But away Brest are in problems and struggle.
Montpellier is a tough ground to come too and we fully expect the home side to get the win here. In fact we will chase better value and back them to be winning at half time.
Brest have won 1 away game all season and have lost 3 in a row coming into this game. Plus they have a very poor record over their opponents. A home win.
Montpellier vs Brest: Bet Tips:
Half Time: Montpellier to be winning at 2.10 (11/10)
Montpellier to score 2+ goals at 1.72 (8/11)