Montpellier vs Clermont Foot Prediction & Match Preview

Montpellier vs Clermont French Ligue 1 Predictions and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Montpellier vs Clermont Foot
French Ligue 1
Date: 19 March 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Mosson (Montpellier).

If you want a definition of a “new manager bounce” phrase, you should not look further than Montpellier’s performances in the last month.

La Paillade have managed four wins and a draw in Ligue 1 since appointing former Brest boss Michel Der Zakarian on February 8th.

Der Zakarian is doing miracles with this Montpellier team. They have been struggling badly to find the right form since the beginning of the 2022/23 campaign and the multiple managerial changes serve as the best proof.

Nevertheless, everything seems just right with Der Zakarian in charge as Montpellier not only escaped the relegation scrap but moved up to 13th position in the Ligue 1 ladder, sitting 109 points adrift of the red zone.

La Paillade dispatched AC Ajaccio 0-1 on the road seven days ago as Sepe Wahi made the difference midway through the second half.

Montpellier offered another phenomenal defensive performance, allowing the counterparts only one shot on target on the occasion. They have conceded only one goal in five games with Der Zakarian in charge.

Clermont Foot have also been pretty tough to break down in 2023 but they will enter this match off the back of a catastrophic 0-4 home loss at the hands of Lens last Sunday.

It will be very interesting to see how Pascal Gastien’s men will react after such a defeat, especially knowing they are up against an in-form opposition this weekend.

Montpellier vs Clermont Foot Head-to-head

  • Clermont Foot lead the overall head to head tie by one win going into the 19th meeting with La Paillade.
  • The teams shared spoils in a 1-1 draw when they met each other in the first half of the season in November last year.
  • Just one of the previous four head to head matches between these counterparts produced three or more goals.

Montpellier vs Clermont Foot Prediction

Montpellier are flying high under Der Zakarian, but we must not underestimate Clermont Foot who have a positive record on travels in this term of Ligue 1 (5 wins, 4 draws, and 4 losses in 13 matches on the road).

Both outfits have done very well defensively of late which makes the Under 2.5 goals FT pick the go-to option at the 1.72 odds. Those who prefer correct score punts can chase Montpellier to win 1-0 at the odds of 6.50.

Montpellier vs Clermont Foot Betting Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11)
  • Correct Score: Montpellier 1-0 @ 6.50 (11/2) odd.