Montpellier vs Monaco
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 10th February 2019
Kick off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Mosson (Montpellier).
Montpellier will be the favourites when they go head to head with Monaco on Sunday afternoon, but this could be an interesting game since Monaco have improved since the arrival of Leonardo Jardim.
The home side are in 5th place and they are just 1 point behind 4th and Saint Etienne for a top four position in what has been an outstanding season for the club.
Form has dipped for Montpellier but still they are not losing games but drawing them. But there has been too many recently and even though they are unbeaten since the beginning of January they have drawn 3 games in their last 4 matches. The clubs last home game ended in a 2-0 win over Caen.
Monaco finally won at home this season when they beat Toulouse 2-1 and the emotions really ran high with the club when it happened. It means that since Jardim has come back to the job Monaco have not lost. His other game was in the French Cup when Guingamp beat them on penalties but in normal time the game ended 2-2.
It is Jardim’s job now to take Monaco out of the bottom three. If they win this game, they should be able to escape the relegation zone, but make no mistake this is a very difficult fixture. Monaco have not won away from home for over three matches.
Montpellier vs Monaco: Head to Head
Earlier this season Montpellier beat Monaco 2-1.
Incredibly in the last 8 games when Montpellier have been at home, they have failed to beat Monaco this goes back for 15 years.
There is a 60% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Montpellier vs Monaco: Prediction
Perhaps we should take a little risk on Monaco to have some joy against Montpellier. They will be good value because everyone will expect the home side to win. But Monaco have a fantastic record at this stadium and have changed coach at the right time.
There could be a feel-good factor about the club and they might be dangerous on the counter attack. For small stakes we will take Monaco to win but on the handicap. We will also back the correct score.
Montpellier vs Monaco: Bet Tips
Handicap: Monaco to beat Montpellier with a +1 goal start at 1.57 (4/7)
Correct Score: Monaco to win 1-0 or the match to finish 1-1 at 8.00 (9/1) and 6.00 (5/1).