Montpellier vs Nantes
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 18th May 2019
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Mosson (Montpellier).
Montpellier gave themselves a chance even if it is a small one to finish in a Europa League place after they stunned Saint Etienne last weekend by beating them 1-0 at their ground.
The win put Montpellier on 58 points and into 5th place and they are 4 points behind the club coming into this game. They will need them to either draw or lose this weekend and they will have to win this game to have any chance of keeping that European dream alive.
The home side have been in excellent form winning 4 of their last 5 games and drawing the other and they haven’t lost a game since the beginning of April. At home they have remained a very difficult side to beat losing just 3 games all season.
Nantes have been one of the best in form sides in the league in recent weeks. Alongside Montpellier the clubs would 1st and 2nd respectively on recent form. Nantes 4 game winning streak ended last weekend when they drew away to Nice.
The Canaries away form is still poor though and they have lost 10 games on the road this season which hardly bodes well. Nantes could still break into the top 10 if they can finish strongly with their last two games of the season.
Montpellier vs Nantes: Head to Head
Nantes beat Montpellier 2-0 in the earlier fixture.
Last season in this fixture Nantes won 3-0.
Nantes have won the last 3 games played at Montpellier.
Montpellier vs Nantes: Prediction
Nantes have a fantastic record at this ground, but we can’t see the team keeping that up. Montpellier did ever so well last weekend against quality opposition in Saint Etienne and this is a must win game for the home side.
Let’s go for Gaetan Laborde to score another goal this weekend and he is great value to do so at 2.50 and we will also back the home side to get all three points.
This won’t be easy for them but all of the motivation to win rests with the home team who have a great home record this season.
Montpellier vs Nantes: Bet Tips
Montpellier to beat Nantes at 1.80 (4/5)
Anytime goalscorer: Gaetan Laborde (Montpellier) at 2.50 (6/4).