Montpellier vs Monaco
France – Ligue 1
Date: Friday 15th January 2021
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Mosson (Montpellier).
It’s been a month since Montpellier have won in Ligue 1 and they will be searching for victory on Friday night although they will have a formidable opponent in Monaco to get past.
Montpellier have lost 2 of their last three games and last weekend they drew at home against Nantes, with that game finishing 1-1. Overall Montpellier have been strong this season but their recent form means that they are suffering now.
The home side have fallen too 8th place and are 12 points behind the league leaders Lyon. However they are just 5 points behind a European finish so there is still all to play for.
At home Montpellier have lost 50% of their games and have won just 4 from 10. They have had some tough recent fixtures but have earned just 1 point from their last 12 here.
Monaco beat Angers 3-0 last weekend and they come into this game in 4th place with 33 points. They are unbeaten in their last 4 games and have won back to back matches.
Monaco’s last away game ended in a 5-2 crushing win over Lorient but whilst they have been beating teams they were expected to on the road they have also lost some important matches away from home.
Montpellier vs Monaco Head to Head
- Last season Montpellier won this fixture 3-1.
- Earlier this season in the reverse fixture the game ended 1-1.
- Monaco have only won 1 game v Montpellier from the last seven league meetings.
Montpellier vs Monaco Prediction
These games especially when Montpellier is the home side are usually tight and the clubs have drawn many times over the seasons.
Both sides are loaded with attack minded players and we should see a very good game. The temptation is to back Monaco as they are the club in form.
However Montpellier are a very good side who have been going through a bad patch of form. That will end at some point, and although it is risky, we should be looking into backing the home team to get all three points.
Montpellier have signalled an intent to do well in local press and have doubled up in training sessions for this match, they are prepared for this game and the value on a home win is very good.
Montpellier vs Monaco Betting Tips:
Montpellier to beat Monaco at 4.00 (3/1)
Correct Score: 1-0 or 2-1 at 12.00 (11/1) and 11.00 (10/1).