Montpellier vs Nantes
French Coupe de la Ligue
Date: Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Kick-Off at 17:45 UK / 18:45 CET
Venue: Stade de la Mosson (Montpellier).
Montpellier’s form saw a massive rise in the last couple of weeks. La Paillade are unbeaten in last nine games, a streak which climbed them up to the third place in the Ligue 1 ladder.
They continued the spell of amazing shape by beating Bordeaux 2-0 at home last Sunday. Can Michel Der Zakarian’s men bring such form to Coupe de la Ligue where they are set to play the likes of Nantes on Tuesday evening at Stade de la Mosson.
The hosts enjoyed a superb run in the previous term of this competition. They went all the way to semi-finals where Monaco were too strong beating them 2-0. Can they get so far this time around?
Montpellier vs Nantes: Head-to-head
- Teams took a single win apiece in the previous term of Ligue 1 (0-1 and 0-2).
- Nantes generally lead the head to head tie by three wins, but La Paillade were the more successful side in games at Stade de la Mosson.
- Montpellier won 8, drew 4 and lost 3 of 15 home matches against the Canaries.
- Both teams scored just once in last four head to head affairs.
Montpellier vs Nantes: Prediction
Nantes are certainly a beatable side at the moment. The visitors opened the new season in a dreadful manner which caused the board to make the change on the bench.
Vahid Halilhodzic took over Miguel Cardoso as the new head coach. He started off with a tough 3-0 defeat to Bordeaux away at Stade Matmut-Atlantique, but managed to snatch his maiden victory on the new job ten days ago when the Canaries stormed past Toulouse 4-0 at their Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau.
It will be interesting to see if Nantes will be able to back up the fine display from the 40 drubbing of Toulouse here. They were dreadful travellers so far in the season and they will be up against a side which shipped just seven goals in ten league matches.
The hosts have to be seen as form favourites and we do find the value in backing them to win at the 2.00 odds here. The alternative bet would be Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 1.61.
Montpellier vs Nantes: Bet Tips
Montpellier to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (8/13).