Montpellier vs Marseille
French Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 4th November
Kick Off at 19:45 BST
Venue: Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier.
Montpellier’s season took a new low as they were held to a 2-2 draw against struggling Lorient last week. At least they came back from being two goals down but the fans seem to have lost hope after seeing the club win just two games all season.
The most worrying factor is the rate of the goals the club are leaking. Its 8 goals in the last two games which brings their total to 25 conceded, easily the most in Ligue 1.
Montpellier is just one point from a relegation position but a win here could see them climb as high as 12th place depending on other results.
Marseille has gone goal shy lately where after their somewhat heroic 0-0 result away to PSG followed that up with another blank draw against Bordeaux. This has left the club from the south in 10th position on 14 points. Marseille has now gone the last 5 games unbeaten.
Montpellier vs Marseille: Head-to-Head Stats
Marseille won this fixture last season 1-0 and have had a good decent run here where from the past four matches have won 3 of them. There’s a straight 50/50 chance on seeing more than 2 goals and for the past two matches only one team has been able to score. In all fixtures Montpellier has failed to beat Marseille for 3 games.
Montpellier vs Marseille: Prediction
Marseille have not lit up Ligue 1 but they are becoming more hard to beat whilst Montpellier have just been overall poor. Whilst they did win their last home game over Caen even that match was in the balance when it ended 3-2. The bookies just can’t make their minds up about Marseille which usually means we get good value- even on handicap betting, and this seems like the best route to take here. So our pick for this match is to back Marseille to beat Montpellier with a +1 goal start on the handicap.
Montpellier vs Marseille: Betting Tip
Handicap: Marseille +1 at 1.53 (8/15)
Over 2.5 goals to be scored at 2.05 (21/20).