Montpellier vs Caen
France Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 27h January 2018
Kick off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Mosson (Montpellier).
Montpellier will be the home favourites to win this game at the weekend when they take on Caen. The club are in 6th place and could jump up to 5th with a win. Whatever happens they are in with a chance to at least finish in the top 4, in a very packed and tightly squeezed league.
Form has been decent but even though they have lost just 1 game from their past four, three of those have been draws, and that is what has been holding the club back.
However, we have to go back to November to see Montpellier’s last win at home which came against Marseille in a 3-0 win. Many people see this game as the perfect chance to win at home for the first time in almost 3 months.
Caen come into this game in 16th place and are 14 point behind the hosts. Form has been poor with no wins in their last 3 games, and they have lost back to back games coming into this encounter. They have had some difficult matches though which included playing Lille and Marseille.
Montpellier vs Caen: Head to Head
The teams drew 2-2 in the reverse fixture this season.
Montpellier have won the last 2 games when they have been at home against Caen.
It will be worth to note that 5 of the last 7 meetings has seen over 2.5 goals.
Montpellier vs Caen: Prediction
Montpellier have a good record over Caen and the away side will have to accept that they will be defending the game for long periods.
Montpellier have some genuine quality to unlock the door, and we will for example be backing Gaetan Laborde to score on the night.
The quality in the teams is a big difference and let’s remember that Caen have won just 1 away game all season.
Even though Montpellier are odds on to win they are worth taking here.
Montpellier vs Caen: Bet Tips
Montpellier to beat Caen at 1.72 (8/11)
Anytime goalscorer: Gaetan Laborde (Montpellier) at 2.30 (13/10).