Montpellier vs Nice
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 12th September 2020
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Mosso.
Montpellier have played just 1 game so far and it was a match they lost 2-1 away to Rennes, and so this will be their first game at home.
The club have some high aspirations this season but lose this and they could drop into the bottom four clubs and confidence can easily suffer.
Michel Der Zakarian have some quality players and they will feel confident to get the right result with the game playing at home.
Both teams are from the sunny south though they travelled in opposite directions and Nice have started fantastic winning both of their games so far.
Because of goal difference they can also dream a little because they are in 1st place. They have scored 4 goals and conceded just once have beaten Lens 2-1 and Strasbourg 2-0.
Head to Head & Previous Meetings
Last season Montpellier won this game 2-1.
There is a 70% chance that the game will end in under 2.5 goals.
From the last 11 meetings at Montpellier, Nice have won just once which was back in 2016.
Montpellier vs Nice: Prediction
These fixtures are usually entertaining and this one will have added spice because we have the situation where Nice are the best performing team in France currently and yet they travel poor to Montpellier.
They just find it very hard to get a win here with just 1 victory in the last decade. But one can argue that Patrick Vieira’s team will come here with confidence. They have seen Lens beat PSG and so with a win Nice could go 9 points clear of the champions, surely that is motivation if it was ever needed?
Nice to beat Montpellier at 3.25 (9/4)
Anytime goalscorer: Amine Gouiri (Nice) at 5.00 (4/1)
Nice to score 2+ goals at 3.25 (9/4).